Mountain Bike Racing - just need a lil info
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10-10-04, 09:02 PM
Ok, this will probably sound really stupid. But today I watched mountain biking competition on TV and I'm hooked. I really wanna look into this! I just wondered if you guys would have any tips for me to get started and where I should look for info and such. Thanks in advance!
10-11-04, 07:41 AM
Where are you from
Whattype of racing do you want to do ( X-country, Dual slalom, downhill etc...)?
A few sites that might be able to help you out:
Talk to people at your LBS about races near you, usually they can point you in the right direction.
10-11-04, 09:42 AM
I'm from Memphis, TN and I'm not sure what type of racing I'd like to do. But thanks for the websites!
10-13-04, 09:06 AM
What was the race you watched????
Was it a long course with skinny guys doing a lot of climbing and riding in groups?
Or was it a single guy on a timed course with a full faced helmet riding down going over jumps and around bermed corners?
Or was two racers side by side on seperate courses with berms and jumps?
Or was it four(4) racers on a downhill course with berms and jumps?
That'll help us steer you in the right direction.
10-13-04, 05:48 PM
Good tag! Clueless Newbie. That's funny.
http://www.mtbr.com/ Lotsa stuff here. Also just read the tombs of threads posted here in the mtb forum. lots to chew on.
12-10-04, 12:00 PM
go to a local bike shop and talk to the mechanics do u live near a mountain or near long paved roads go with a 500 hardtail for a starter like the specialized hardrock comp if u go road then get a Giant or Tirreno for round 800
12-15-04, 02:14 PM
organization of clubs that are dedicated to the advancement of bicycle racing in Tennessee
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