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    Nighttime Rider
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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.
    Freeride....WHAT THE HELL IS FREE RIDE!?


    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?

    CE

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    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
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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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    Spoked to Death phidauex's Avatar
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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.

    peace,
    sam

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    Quote 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

    fixed

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