13 Essential Pieces of Mountain Biking Gear for Bigger Riders

Unlike, their skinny shaved leg road-riding brethren, mountain bikers are often bigger dudes. Some mountain bike races even have a category for these riders: Clydesdales. Although there’s no official definition for the class, most agree that it’s for riders that weigh more than 200 pounds and some believe it’s for riders more than 230 pounds. For these guys who are more Paul Bunyon than Tom Boonen, tough gear that fits well is key.