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Old 04-25-05, 09:16 PM   #1
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Bicycle style definitions.

I started biking with "onroad" or "offroad"

Now there is a few more definitions. feel free to add or correct the following.

Then there was mountain biking, which needs a mountain.
Downhill was mountain biking without the "going up" part.
Cross counrty- offroad with more distance and smaller (less than 20') bumps.

Road bike. Needs a road
Touring, on road biking for people who don't know when to quit.
Cyclocross- Road bike what touches dirt? (any help on this one?)

What did I miss?

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Old 04-25-05, 09:35 PM   #2
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Freeride has so many definitions it's impossible to define it.

To ME, freeride is like DH, but with more stunts/tricks/style involved. FR bikes are also a bit less burly than DH bikes.

And urban, which as the name implies, is ridden in an urban setting. It's alot like BMX, but the bikes are different.
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Old 04-25-05, 10:15 PM   #3
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What about time trial? Or triathalon? Or BMX? Or urban assault? Or velodrome racing? Or tall-bike jousting?

So many little categories, its hard to remember that at the end of the day its just a body and two wheels.

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Old 04-26-05, 08:54 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
Now there is a few more definitions. feel free to add or correct the following.
if you asked the guys in fixed then there would be just two


everyone else
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