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Bike tips

for a safe cycling

EQUIPMENT
  • Functional mountainbike (Hardtail, Allmountain, Enduro, Freeride, Downhill)
  • Helmet - mandatory for guided bike tours
  • Gloves
  • Shoes with a good profile and stiff soles
  • Backpack (food, energy bar, water bottle, cell phone, money, ID card, first aid kit, windbreaker, spare clothes, sunscreen flashlight)
  • Tools (pump, repair kit, multi-tool, chain lock, switching eye, brake pads, tyre lifters, clamps)


TIPS - BEFORE DEPARTURE CHECK YOUR BIKE

In order to avoid unpleasant surprises during the tour, our bike guides advise you to take your bike before your departure:
  • Check the rims: the wheel must turn in a circle
  • Check wheel spokes
  • Check the tyre profile and ensure there is no visible damage
  • Check tyre pressure - ideal for mountain bikes 1.8 - 2.5 bar (depending on tyres and weight)
  • Adjust the brakes well (lever action)
  • Check the brake pads to see if they are still sufficient
  • Check the brake disc (wear or side impact)
  • Check frames for cracks or damage
  • Check lower brackets, pedal bearings or control bearings
  • Set the saddle to the correct height
  • Tighten the handlebars correctly
  • Set the pedal click activation correctly
  • Clean and oil the chain well
  • Check gearbox and gears (also under load) and adjust them if necessary, check gearbox protection
  • Adjust and control the shock absorber according to the driver's weight (functionality)
Ride fair

for a good togetherness

Respect local rules and regulations
Do not cycle off road to avoid erosion damage. Use only approved roads and trails and respect local restrictions and regulations in order to avoid conflicts with landowners, those responsible for maintenance of trails and other users.

Pedestrians have right of way

Respect pedestrians by announcing your presence right away and slow down. Stop if necessary. A friendly greeting promotes acceptance. Cycle in small bike groups and avoid trails that are heavily used by hikers.

Leave no traces
You can prevent soil erosion and damage to trails by braking gently so that the wheels don‘t lock. Take your rubbish with you and do not make unnecessary noises.

Think of the animals
Twilight is feeding time for wild animals so cycle in the daylight to avoid disturbing them. Approach animals at a walking speed and close cattle gates after you.

Control your speed

Adjust your speed to the situation! Ride carefully and be ready to brake, because unexpected obstacles can appear at any time. You can learn biking and brake techniques in mountain bike courses.