Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
Mountain biking genres
Mountain biking can generally be broken down into multiple categories: cross country, trail riding. All mountain, downhill, free ride, dirt jumping. However, the majority of mountain biking falls into the categories of Trail and Cross Country riding styles.
Mountain biking requirements
This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high incline climbs. In the case of freeriding, down hilling, and dirt jumping, aerial maneuvers are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps.
Tips and tricks
1. Ride the right bike
2. Be strong and flexible
3. Use Both Brakes
4. Tune Your Fore-Aft and Lateral Balance
5. Weight and Unweight
6. Keep processing
7. Stay confident
8. Look ahead
9. Remember your challenges and success
10. Go further!
Where? Anywhere will do!
Mountain biking can be performed almost anywhere from a back yard to a gravel road, but the majority of mountain bikers ride off-road trails, whether country back roads, fire roads, or single track (narrow trails that wind through forests, mountains, deserts, or fields). There are aspects of mountain biking that are more similar to trail running than regular bicycling.