I am setting up my MTB for my mum to ride (she wants to get fit and lose a little). It is a cheapo with bottom line SIS components.That I am not worried about.
Is the best way to teach her how to use gears is to leave it in the middle ring (flat around here) and just use the 7 cogs at the back? and later progress to using the front deraileur?
Also, what would be a good seat for her to use?