XC vs AM vs DH vs FR
Downhill (ok, I get this one)
Anyone have any links that will explain clearly these different styles these styles of mountain biking, and perhaps illustrate the differences between them?
So far, I get that DH is lots of travel, weight doesn't much matter since you ride the lift up, and fairly extreme attack on extreme terrain... ala downhill skiing or snowboarding. DH bikes have lots of travel, fewer gears, special concessions made to keep the chain from falling off, and are probably are the last thing you'd want to ride back up the mountain.
What about the others? How is Cross Country different from All Mounain or Free Ride?