Mountain biking is an exciting, adrenaline-fueled sport for people looking to push their limits. Because of this, it's important to know your limits before you get started so you don't get in over your head. The first time I hit the trail, I remember thinking, "Shouldn't an adult be telling me not to do this?" But once you find your rhythm, it's a super rewarding experience. Below is a list of some basic gear you should have before heading out.