I have been reading alot lately about types of bikes and what works best for your style of riding. With all of the new styles of riding and specific designs of bikes, it would be nice to know if 90% of mountain bikers should truly be riding "trail bikes" like some magazines have been saying.
The poll: Which best describes your "MAIN" style of riding. Please explain what your main bike for this style is.
Do you ride:
1.XC - Racing or recreational- Bunny hopping trail obstacles, minimal jumping to smooth transitions and moderate technical terrain.
2.Agressive / All Mountain- "An aggressive riding style, including jumps with soft transitions and drops (3 feet or less) associated with technical cross-country riding."
3.Freeride-"Pushing the envelope...Pedaling over very technical terrain, big drops, big gaps, ski area's."
4.Downhill-Gravity runs where getting down the mountain is the main focus.
6.Urban/Dirt Jump/Skate, Bike Parks- Stairs, ramps, BMX..."anything that the rider's body can withstand without damage."
7.Mountain Cross / 4-Cross - 2-up/4-up head to head racing on a downhill "BMX style" course.
***edit-Okay, I tried to make this into a poll and delete this thread. I guess I don't have the ability to do that so let's just leave it as a thread, I guess.***