Gear Up for Summer Mountain Biking! Our Top 10 List of Summer Must-Haves

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Gear up and get ready to conquer the trails with Owenhouse Cycling, your go-to source for mountain biking gear! Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time to hit our local Bozeman trails. Cheers to making it through the winter! We deserve these sunny skies & dry trails!

But remember, having the right equipment is key to unlocking the full potential of your adventures. That’s why our blog is here to serve you with team recommendations, reviews, and the inside scoop on the hottest summer mountain biking gear.

From helmets that make your mom worry a little less to gloves that give you an iron grip without overheating, we’ve got the lowdown on the gear that will take your biking game to the next level. So, grab your bike, buckle up your helmet, and let Owenhouse Cycling be your guide!

#1 Stans Dart

Tired of dealing with pesky flats in the middle of a long ride? Look no further than the Stans Dart tire repair system, a game-changer in the world of cycling. Tire sealant plays a crucial role in keeping your tires puncture-free, and Stans Dart takes it to a whole new level.

This innovative system consists of small, dart-like plugs that can be inserted into the tire to seal larger punctures, ensuring a seamless and uninterrupted ride. Say goodbye to removing your wheel and throwing in a tube. With Stans Dart in your pack, you can confidently tackle any trail without worrying about flats.

hand holding Stans Dart
hand holding Stans Dart
hand holding Stans Dart

#2 Giro Manifest Spherical Helmet

Safety first! When it comes to summer mountain biking, protecting your noggin should be your top priority. This helmet is designed to keep you protected and comfortable on the trails.

The Manifest Spherical Helmet boasts a unique design that integrates MIPS technology, providing multidirectional impact protection. The ventilation system keeps your head cool during those intense uphill climbs and the adjustable fit and plush interior padding ensures a snug and comfortable fit.

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Person wearing a Giro Manifest Spherical Helmet

#3 Revelate Bags

Born from the rugged landscapes of Alaska and the spirit of bikepacking, Revelate Bags is a brand that understands the unique needs of adventurous cyclists. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Revelate Bags are built to withstand the harshest conditions while keeping your gear secure and accessible.

Whether you’re embarking on a multi-day bikepacking expedition or simply need extra storage for your day-long adventure, Revelate Bags has you covered with its diverse range of frame bags, handlebar bags, and seat bags. You’ll feel confident far from home knowing that your gear is organized, protected, and ready for any adventure that comes your way.

Revelate Bags
Revelate Bags
Revelate Bags

#4 Lezyne Hand Pump

Don’t get stuck out on the trail with empty and blown CO2 cartridges, carry a Lezyne Hand Pump! A reliable hand pump becomes an essential tool for any mountain biker.

This portable pump is designed with durability and convenience in mind, featuring sturdy construction and a flexible hose for easy maneuvering. The Lezyne Hand Pump boasts high-pressure capabilities, allowing you to quickly and effortlessly inflate your tires to the desired level.

To make the most of this handy tool, remember to attach it securely to your bike frame using the mounting bracket and familiarize yourself with its usage to ensure effective and efficient pumping.

Lezyne Hand Pump
hand Pump
Lezyne Hand Pump

#5 Shimano Clipless Shoes

When it comes to riding in Bozeman, the right footwear can make all the difference. Our team recommends Shimano Clipless Shoes! By utilizing a cleat system that attaches your shoes to the pedals, clipless shoes provide improved power transfer and pedaling efficiency, allowing you to conquer challenging climbs and navigate technical descents with ease.

Shimano Clipless Shoes feature stiff soles for optimal energy transfer, excellent traction for off-bike moments, and secure closure systems for a snug fit. When selecting the right shoe, consider factors such as riding style, terrain, and personal preference to find the perfect match for your biking needs.

Shimano Clipless Shoes
Shimano Clipless Shoes

#6 Muc-Off Bio Drivetrain Cleaner

Maintaining a clean and well-lubricated drivetrain is vital for achieving optimal performance on your mountain bike. That’s where the Muc-Off Bio Drivetrain Cleaner comes into play. This powerful cleaner is specifically formulated to tackle dirt, grime, and grease, ensuring your drivetrain stays in peak condition. Its bio-friendly and water-soluble formula makes it safe for you and the environment.

To use it effectively, simply apply the cleaner to your chain, cassette, and derailleur, let it penetrate for a few minutes, then agitate with a brush or sponge. Finally, rinse it off with water, and boom – you’ll have a pristine drivetrain that performs flawlessly on your next mountain biking adventure.

Muc-Off Bio Drivetrain Cleaner
summer mountain biking gear: Muc-Off Bio Drivetrain Cleaner
Muc-Off Bio Drivetrain Cleaner

#7 Dumonde Tech Chain Lube

Proper chain lubrication is essential for maintaining the longevity and efficiency of your bike’s drivetrain.

The reason we like this specific product is because of its polymer technology, which ensures long-lasting lubrication and reduced friction. Dumonde Tech Chain Lube creates a protective barrier that repels dirt and grime, extending the lifespan of your chain and minimizing wear.

To apply it effectively, start by cleaning your chain thoroughly, then apply a small amount of the lube to each chain link while backpedaling. Allow the lube to penetrate, and wipe off any excess.

Dumonde Tech Chain Lube
Dumonde Tech Chain Lube
Dumonde Tech Chain Lube

#8 Troy Lee Designs Air Glove

Comfort and protection go hand in hand when it comes to summer mountain biking, and the Troy Lee Designs Air Glove delivers on both fronts. These gloves are designed to provide a secure and comfortable fit, ensuring your hands stay protected during rides.

With their lightweight construction and strategic ventilation, the Troy Lee Designs Air Glove keeps your hands cool and dry, even in the most intense summer heat. These gloves offer excellent durability and long-lasting performance.

Equipped with enhanced grip and padded protection, they reduce hand fatigue and enhance control, allowing you to enjoy every trail twist and turn.

If you see one of our team members out on the trail, there’s a good chance they’ll have on these gloves!

Troy Lee Designs Air Glove
Troy Lee Designs Air Glove - summer mountain biking gear
Troy Lee Designs Air Glove

#9 Multi Tool- the M17

Being equipped with a versatile multi-tool is an absolute must when you’re out on the trails – trust us! Meet the M17 from Crankbrothers, the ultimate multi-tool that is designed to handle a wide range of tasks on the go.

From tightening loose bolts to adjusting components, this compact tool offers a variety of functions that come in handy during your rides. The M17 allows you to quickly and efficiently address mechanical issues without needing a full toolbox.

Whether it’s fixing a loose saddle, adjusting your brake levers, or performing trailside repairs, the M17 is our multi-tool of choice for adventure rides.

Multi Tool- the M17
Multi Tool- the M17
Multi Tool- the M17

#10 Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad

Tailgate pads provide a convenient and practical solution for carrying multiple bikes on your truck’s tailgate. The Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad stands out with its sturdy construction, padded protection, and secure straps, ensuring you and your buddies bikes are held securely in place.

This tailgate pad accommodates various bike sizes and frame styles. To use it effectively, make sure to properly secure the bikes using the integrated straps and ensure a snug fit. Regular cleaning and maintenance will also help prolong the pad’s lifespan and keep it looking fresh. With the Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad, you can confidently hit the road, knowing that your bikes are protected and ready for your next mountain biking adventure.

Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad - summer mountain biking gear
Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad
Race Face T2 Tailgate Pad

Visit Owenhouse Cycling Today

Owenhouse Cycling is your trusted riding buddy this summer! Our commitment to providing top-quality gear ensures you have the tools for a high-performance (and fun!) riding season. From the Stans Dart tire repair system for flat prevention to the Giro Manifest Spherical Helmet for superior protection, our carefully selected must-have products are designed to enhance your performance and keep you safe. So, as you embark on your summer mountain biking adventures, don’t settle for anything less than the best.

Visit Owenhouse Cycling today to gear up with our recommended products and make the most of every moment on the trail. If you’re coming into town and need to rent a bike, click the link to learn more. Ready to invest in a new rig? Check out our shop pages! Happy riding!

See also: Bozeman Race Season Preview

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