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    point-of-failure
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    MB Newbie needs some answers please...

    Just starting out (rode for a couple years about 15 years ago)...

    what exactly are the differences between these types of rides?
    - cyclocross
    - singlespeed
    - free ride
    - road
    - cross country
    - downhill

    and what does "single track" mean?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by point-of-failure
    Just starting out (rode for a couple years about 15 years ago)...

    what exactly are the differences between these types of rides?
    - cyclocross
    - singlespeed
    - free ride
    - road
    - cross country
    - downhill

    and what does "single track" mean?

    thanks!
    cyclo-x, skinny tire road, paved/gravel rides
    singlespd, just like it sounds, 1 speed,
    freeride, big drops, going w/gravity at speed hitting obstacles, not avoiding them
    road, no suspension paved road/street riding -cycling-
    cross country, going against/with gravity, finessing/avoiding drops/obstacles
    downhill, letting it run, 1 big ring gear, -speed-
    singletrack, about 2-12" wide path

    wayne
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    Quote Originally Posted by point-of-failure
    Just starting out (rode for a couple years about 15 years ago)...

    what exactly are the differences between these types of rides?
    - cyclocross
    - singlespeed
    - free ride
    - road
    - cross country
    - downhill

    and what does "single track" mean?

    thanks!
    CX is a stoudt road bike with 32mm tyres used in muddy competitions that require dismounting for obstacles and hike a bike climbs.

    SS is nuts. They have deraileurs that work like swiss watches. Total masochism or simplicity your choice.

    Road is where cars drive.

    XC is general MTB. Not deviating from the path or getting air borne if it could be prevented. XC is also racing for roadies where they go up/down the mountain or laps on short travel or mostly hardtails.

    Freeride is jumping off ladder bridges or riding deep into the woods to ride the most difficult trails.

    DH is fullface helmets , body armour , lots of suspension, high speed jumps.

    Single track is a path that is only wide enough for one rider. Making us ride single file. AKA goat path , cow trail, game path or heaven.

    KTRSD
    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

    There is room for it all, just ride what you like to on what you like to...that's freeriding. -rbn14



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