IF ONLY BUYING a bike was as easy as learning to ride, I would have been finished much faster. Now, standing amidst hundreds of mountain bikes in the Austin Bicycle Sport Shop, I felt overwhelmed and unprepared. Not the best start to the bike-buying process.
But I was here to learn. Over the course of several weeks, I continued researching online. Hardtail or full suspension? 26″ wheel base or go full-on 29er? While confusing at first, focusing in on key decisions like these ultimately made the process much easier.