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The History of Mountain Biking
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The year 1973 is considered today as the birth of the mountain bike sport. In Marin County, California, a small group of cyclists Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze and Charles Kelly came up with the idea of using so-called “Schwinn Cruisers“ to ride down the gravel roads of Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco. The thick balloon tires of the cruiser wheels and their sturdy construction proved to be much more suitable than the light racing bikes commonly used at that time.
From this, a movement of like-minded people who shared a passion for this new sporting venture developed.
Bike parks offer a good opportunity to try out different techniques. There are well-maintained nature trails as well as technical courses where you can learn precise riding techniques. Many facilities offer training and also introduce children to mountain biking.
Mountain Bike Models
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Choosing your bike type will depend on what type of riding technique and trails you are interested in, different bikes support you in different ways and offer varying riding style options.
- All Mountain: mostly full-suspension and versatile
- Cross-Country: for racing, mostly light, mainly hardtail
- Enduro: full suspension with large suspension travel, sporty all-rounder for downhill tracks and fast climbs
- Downhill: for fast descents, full suspension, robust and light at the same time
- Freeride: robust, full suspension, good for jumps, also suitable for ascents
Once you have found your favorite bike type, you will need to choose the right size frame and tires, the tread of your tires should also be considered. Your choice will depend on your size and riding style.
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