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    difference between trail bikes and XC bikes

    It sounds to me like 'trail' bikes would be the most 'tame' kind of mountain bike. For riding on bike trails, right?

    Is this wrong?

    I figured, in order of suspension travel and beefyness:

    trail bikes
    XC bikes
    all mountain bikes
    downhill bikes
    freeride bikes



    Is this wrong? I've seen some 'trail bikes' that look like all mountain if not freeride bikes..

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    XC bikes typically have less travel than "trail bikes". To me trail bikes and all mountain bikes are pretty much the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    XC bikes typically have less travel than "trail bikes". To me trail bikes and all mountain bikes are pretty much the same thing.
    Same here.
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    Trail and All mountain bike are a beefier than your XC bike. They are heavier and more durable. Most true XC bikes are more race oriented(light weight,quick steering).Freeride and DH bikes are more point shoot and hang on!!
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