How do you wash your helmet’s pads?

How do you wash your helmet’s pads?

We are a cycling community enthusiastic about mountain biking and all things related.

Please follow proper reddiquette, and if you haven’t already, take a moment to read our wiki page and learn a bit about the site’s history.


Remember to vote based on quality, not opinion, and keep your submission titles factual and opinion-free. Do not downvote opinions just because you disagree with them.

On the other hand, be generous with upvotes. They are free, after all.

If you think your post was removed by mistake, use the message the moderators link in the sidebar and include a link to your post. (Otherwise we’ll ignore it. We are busy, after all.)

Be cool to each other!

We’re all here because we love cycling.

Need help choosing a bike?

If you need help choosing a bike, please be sure to tag your post with the WhichBike flair, and include some basic information, like your price range and the type of riding you’ll be doing.

Photos should be of people riding mountain bikes.

The general rule is photo and video submissions to /r/mtb should be of people riding mountain bikes. If you want to submit a trail or bike photo instead – your new bike leaning against a tree, or the view from top of the trail, for example – add it to the Weekly Gear Gallery Thread.

No fundraising, karma-baiting or cryptic post titles.

No image macros, Rage Comics, or memes.

New to mountain biking?

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If you need help choosing a bike, check out u/Bmied31’s absolutely amazing Mountain Bike Buying Guide, as well as his equally amazing FAQ.

Friends of the family

XCMTB (for xc racers) New!

29er (size matters)

Bicycle touring (long-distance cycling)

Bicycling (general cycling)

Bike shop (bicycle classifieds)

Bike porn (expensive bike photos)

Bike trials (parkour for bikes)

Bike wrench (bicycle repair q&a)

BMX (20″ wheels)

BMX racing (getting competitive)

Cyclocross (both on and off road)

Downhill (gravity assisted)

Dirt jumping (off the ground)

LadiesofMTB (woman specific mtb)

MTB (you are here)

Peloton (professional road cycling)

Randonneuring (very long-distance cycling)

Single Speed (one gear to rule them all)

Trail building (build what you ride)

Velo (for competitive cyclists)

Velodrome (round and round)

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XBiking (adventure, gravel-grinding)

Helpful links

Flynntee’s MTB Database

Embs’s (Fairly) Definitive Guide to Cold Weather Clothing

Book: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Doc: Bike Buying Guide

Doc: Mountain Bike Wide Range Cassette Spreadsheet

Link: Best Flat Shoes for MTB

Stats: Community Statistics

Strava: Reddit MTB Riding Club on Strava

Strava: Heat Map of MTB Trails

Thread: Clipless vs. Flat Pedals

Thread: Mountain Biking First Aid

Thread: Wet Riding Conditions

Every cyclist has something to teach and something to learn.

Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.