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Old 03-19-04, 06:54 PM   #1
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What the hell do these mean?

XC, FR, DJ, DH, Urban Just curious, also curious on how to tell what I do
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XC = Cross Country - long distances, mix of some technical but generally fast rolling terrain.
FR = Free Ride - A catchall... some people think of it as more extreme cross-country while others regard it as mainly all singletrack with a fair amount of jumping and hucking
DJ = Dirt Jumping - think BMX but generally centers around doing big and long jumps
DH = Down Hill - All gravity. Start from the top and get to the bottom as fast as you can. There may be a few pedalling sections though but no climbs.
Urban = Well... any hardcore riding done on mass amounts of concrete structures.
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XC = Cross Country
FR = Free Ride
DJ = Dirt Jump
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Old 03-19-04, 07:10 PM   #4
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FR = Free Ride - A catchall... some people think of it as more extreme cross-country while others regard it as mainly all singletrack with a fair amount of jumping and hucking
And singletrack is..............? I have been on this forum for awhile and haven't really bothered to learn all of that crap. It appears that some people are doing some very specific things on their bike. I guess I am just riding mine.

One thing that is irritating is when it comes to gear. If you go to mtbreview.com or someplace like that, often gear is getting trashed by someone that is doing something totally different than you are. That is sort of like Mountain Biking. I still don't know what that is even though I have two Mountain Bikes and have posed the question on here several times.


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Old 03-19-04, 07:13 PM   #5
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And singletrack is..............?
Official term states that it's a trail that is just wide enough for a single rider to fit at one time. However, there are different widths it seems. "Narrow Singletrack" I think is generally regarded as anything that's 6" wide or less. then of course there's the concept of twisty singletrack... all these descriptions are highly subjective. Other types of labels for trail width and conditions include doubletrack, jeep trails and fireroads.
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As far as I'm concerned, singletrack is half of whatever doubletrack is; doubletrack is any unpaved road wide enough for an average car or 4x4 to use (but not always useable by cars, because of rocks or fallen trees or whatever).
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Wow...its amazing how different everything is everywhere. Double track for me is a track wide enough for two people to ride side by side in a passing situation. Anything bigger is a fire road. Anything smaller (you can't pass without hitting a treee ) is singletrack.
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And..........here we go again ladies and gentlemen!







One question........what is freeride?
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Old 03-20-04, 02:53 AM   #9
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What about just trail riding?
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What about biking? If I am "biking"......what kind of bike should I be riding?
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I call my riding "double black diamond"...
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my style of riding is best described by the word reckless. Other terms could be Double Black, Not for *******.... the list goes on. I like to do things with my Trek 820 that most wouldn't think of doing on a bike ten times the price.
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What about biking? If I am "biking"......what kind of bike should I be riding?
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I guess I should have put a smiley beside my sentence. I would never call my riding black diamond haha
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One question........what is freeride?

Those Yellow Bicycles used in Urban areas.. honest...
I read it somewhere...
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What about biking? If I am "biking"......what kind of bike should I be riding?
"Biking" is JRA, hou know just riding along. Like... when your dual crown fork falls to pieces for no reason at all... or your spokes pull through your rim?
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XC = Cross Country - long distances, mix of some technical but generally fast rolling terrain.
FR = Free Ride - A catchall... some people think of it as more extreme cross-country while others regard it as mainly all singletrack with a fair amount of jumping and hucking
DJ = Dirt Jumping - think BMX but generally centers around doing big and long jumps
DH = Down Hill - All gravity. Start from the top and get to the bottom as fast as you can. There may be a few pedalling sections though but no climbs.
Urban = Well... any hardcore riding done on mass amounts of concrete structures.
how do you guys classified agressive xc? more close to FR or close to xc class?
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XC = Cross Country - long distances, mix of some technical but generally fast rolling terrain.
FR = Free Ride - A catchall... some people think of it as more extreme cross-country while others regard it as mainly all singletrack with a fair amount of jumping and hucking
DJ = Dirt Jumping - think BMX but generally centers around doing big and long jumps
DH = Down Hill - All gravity. Start from the top and get to the bottom as fast as you can. There may be a few pedalling sections though but no climbs.
Urban = Well... any hardcore riding done on mass amounts of concrete structures.
Maybe we could reduce the font size of the thread titles to something more reasonable and include this post on top of the ďmake new threadĒ button, as a sort of reference for everyone. Hey, maybe we can even make everyone check a box that says:

"I have read and understand the following post and promise not to repost it. I have grasped the concept of using XC, DH, DJ, FR, Urban, single track, double track, fire road, aggressive XC, aggressive DH-XC-FR-DJ-Aussie Urban extremedirtjumpingsingletrackonwhippets ect... as abbreviations for types of riding styles, in which I participate in one or more categories. I realize these categories are just names someone before me came up with and that I can call whatever it is that I do anything that I want. I also understand that it gets annoying for other forum members to reread and re-respond to the same question every time its asked and will do my part to keep reposted topics to a minimum. Furthermore, I understand there is a 'search boxí, which allows me to retrieve information from past topics and gain from the knowledge they contain. I promise to do my part to better the BikeForums community and appreciate everything Joe does for us.

- Cross my heart and hope to die,

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On a more serious note, this topic comes up all the time. It doesnít really matter what you call riding your bike, so donít bother yourself too much over it. If you have a question about something, try the search button, it generally works pretty well. If you donít find what you are looking for then make a topic asking about it.
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I'm still not getting it. For example....what defines XC parts? or XC riding? I mean, as long as you have a decent bike, you can do any riding you want.
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I'm still not getting it. For example....what defines XC parts? or XC riding? I mean, as long as you have a decent bike, you can do any riding you want.
For the most part that's true... so that begs the question, why do you care what it's called? Like I said, these classifications are fairly subjective.
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Around my part of the country you have single track, which can be a groomed trail or even a game trail, and what we call double track is what the quads make in the national forest. Good riding but really torques off the forest rangers. Anything bigger is a fire road or Jeep road.
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I'm still not getting it. For example....what defines XC parts? or XC riding? I mean, as long as you have a decent bike, you can do any riding you want.

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Decided to back out of this conversation. I will simply say take a look at the parts companies are making and it pretty clearly defines each.
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From what i have gathered, XC mostly deals with delicate, feather weight parts, exotic materials, and lotsa spandex. Freeriding is less concerned with this and we mostly just ride. Like everyone says, its all subjective and the lines are always blured...it's kind of like classifing things that can't be objectively classified.
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