The Ultimate Mountain Biking Gear Quiz
by Staff
Mountain bikers need specialized gear for maximum efficiency and protection. You may well need to shop before you ride, but the vast array of biking accessories may be confusing. Take this quiz to learn more about how to find the right mountain biking gear for you.

What biking shoe design helps to keep your foot in the proper position for pedaling?

  • low arches
  • high arches
  • special cushioning

What is the major issue for mountain biking shoes?

  • adequate padding
  • heel slippage
  • both answers

What can result from heel slippage?

  • blisters
  • bunions
  • increased pedaling power

Biking shoes have what special design to prevent heel slippage?

  • molded plastic heel
  • padded heel
  • neither answer

How are mountain biking shoes fastened?

  • ties
  • Velcro
  • both answers

How much do high-end mountain biking shoes cost?

  • 50
  • 150
  • 300

What detachable feature do high-end mountain biking shoes come with?

  • cleats
  • spikes
  • both answers

What are detachable spikes used for?

  • hiking
  • running
  • neither answer

What is an important function of mountain biking gloves?

  • improve grip
  • prevent perspiration
  • both answers

What are pogies?

  • mittens
  • fingerless gloves
  • three finger gloves

What style glove do professional mountain bike racers prefer?

  • pogies
  • three finger gloves
  • full-finger gloves

Which finger has a single spot in a three-finger glove?

  • thumb
  • pointer
  • ring

What material is used to make mountain biking gloves?

  • leather
  • waterproof synthetic materials
  • both answers

What medical condition can be caused by the bumps and stress of mountain biking?

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • ganglia
  • TMJ

What mountain biking clothing accessory looks a bit atrocious to some people?

  • skintight bike shorts
  • biking shoes
  • mittens

What is the purpose of bike shorts?

  • second skin
  • identify your biking style
  • neither answer

What is the purpose of fabrics that wick?

  • draw moisture away from the skin
  • prevent blisters
  • both answers

How do bike shorts protect sensitive areas?

  • chamois panel
  • cotton material
  • mesh material

Who wears mountain biking armor?

  • downhill racers
  • freeriding racers
  • both answers

What is a handy fix-all for mountain bikers to pack along for the ride?

  • duct tape
  • baling wire
  • both answers