From its rather normal beginnings on the sporting landscape, mountain biking been changed into an activity so hard that it’s been classed by some as an extreme sport. And every category of mountain biking, because it requires a specific set of abilities, has developed its own group of enthusiasts. The 1 thing that every one of mountain biking’s categories have in common is that their maneuvers are attracting people into the sport in unprecedented amounts.
The kind of mountain biking most likely to appeal to fans of the Mega Roller Coasters is downhill mountain biking. If you can envision a downhill skier, and replace the skis with a bicycle plunging down a mountain, then its wheels airborne as they’re in touch with the floor, you’ll have the basic idea. And if the mere idea of mountain biking makes you jazzed, what do you really believe the actual experience will do?
DH, as mountain biking is famous in mountain biking circles, is the same as riding a bicycle that is standard up and down the gently rolling hills on your neighborhood park. Neither is it the same as cross country mountain biking, which may involve some downhill riding but is more akin to bike racing.
Downhill mountain biking demands a mountain bike with front and rear suspensions especially designed to manage the extreme stresses of the terrain on. The bikes also have thicker, stronger frame tubing than other varieties of mountain bikes, and normally weigh in at between two and fifty pounds.
Do not bother trying to pedal a downhill mountain bike it’s an exercise in futility. Downhill mountain biking requires that a bikers and their bikes have been transported to the top of the mountain they are supposed to descend by a lift. The path on which they will come back down will probably be physically demanding and dangerous. Until all potential safety measures are in place, mountain biking should not be attempted.
Mountain biking classes are equally steep and treacherous throughout, and may comprise jumps of up to forty feet with a ten foot drop. The bikers that are drawn to mountain biking are individuals who thrive on challenges; the tougher the better. The risk involved isn’t their concern. But even the most experienced downhill mountain biking enthusiasts never start a descent without being fully shielded with a helmet, elbow and knee pads, a body suit, and goggle.