You can have the latest mountain bike safety accessories. But still you need to ride the bike with extreme concentration and skill. If you lose focus, not even the best accessories can prevent an accident. Here are certain tips about accessories for protecting you and about mountain biking in general.
The most popular of mountain bike safety accessories is helmets. There are a number of kinds of light and durable helmets. These are a must for all kinds of mountain bikers, from new comers to the experienced ones. If an accident happens, which may happen even to the best of the driver, the helmet prevent serious damage to the head. When selecting a helmet, select one that is a good fit for you. Too loosely fit or too tightly fit helmets can cause other problems. Also, when one wears helmets, one should take care to properly fasten all the straps. But the bottom line is that nothing can be a substitute for keen and focused driving. This is not intended to frighten you, but to make you aware of the truth. Even mountain bikers wearing helmets have been killed in accidents.
If you ride your mountain bike during the nights, the bike safety accessory you should have is a proper head light. The light should have sufficient intensity and correct projection so as to see the ground properly even from a comfortable distance. One must also has back light or a gear light to see whether any other vehicles are coming.
A rear view mirror is another important bike safety accessory you should have. It should be aligned on your mountain bike so as to get a clear and broad view of the back road. You can see any other vehicle approaching and provide hand signals accordingly. Horns are another set of accessories that would come handy. You can make you presence felt on the road with the help of these noisy devices especially on bends on the road.
There are other kinds of bike safety accessories, which are more like fancy gadgets. One must concentrate on riding safely and carefully than on such fancy gadgets. Most of these devices are for preventing injuries in the case of an accident. But the real victory is in preventing accidents. The God have given us accessories, eyes, and brain, for preventing the accidents.