Mountain Biking - I'm new to mountain biking, would like some definitions.
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08-10-04, 01:02 PM
I've only been riding a mountain bike for about a month, before that I hadn't touched a bicycle since I was about 12 years old (damn... that was over a decade ago now). I'm having a lot of fun just riding on whatever looks like fun, but I see all these terms being thrown around, and I'd really like to know the difference between some of these things:
Freeriding vs. Downhill?
what is "North Shore"? I come from a surfing background, when someone says "North Shore" I think Waimea Bay or Pipeline on Oahu.
There's a difference between Urban and Street?
Some of these things, like dirt jumping are pretty straight forward, but I don't know the differences between all these various sub categories.
08-10-04, 01:20 PM
Fr and downhill are similar. But the mentality is different. Freeride is akin to bmx in the way we are slow and session stuff...dhilling is speed...fast...faster :)
North shore is the north shore of vancouver. If people are refering to north shore riding it is likely skinnies, teeters and manmade stuff.
No difference. Just a different name depending mtb or bmx background.
08-10-04, 02:07 PM
For some of us downhill isn't FASTER. YET!!!!! I WILL become a faster downhill rider.
08-10-04, 02:25 PM
But the point is still speed. Just cause you are slow doesn't mean you aren't trying to be faster :)
isn't downhill ususally like a comp where there is an actual course or trail, whereas free riding is choosing your own line, imporvising and jumping randomly.
08-11-04, 04:27 PM
yeah i'm wondering that too Reggie. I'd Like to try DH in the future when i can get a DH Bike.
08-11-04, 04:46 PM
Kind of. But there are comps for freeriding now.
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