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Freeride Biking
Freeride Biking

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Defining freeride biking can be a bit of a challenge because of the diverse nature of the riding style. While some would say that it is a combination of downhill riding with dirt jumping, I would say that it is a style of biking that combines absolutely every aspect of riding that the cyclist is daring enough to bring to life.

Freeriding mountain biking takes place on the same steep trails as downhill riding, but also involves jumps where riders spin the actual bike 360 degrees beneath them. They execute seemingly impossible front and back summersaults, or push the bike in front of them while stretching their bodies out Superman style! Some of these feats are incredible! In this sport, one can see that freeride mountain biking borrows liberally from BMX mountain biking. Seeing these stunts performed will surely leave you shaking your head in an attempt to comprehend what you are seeing!

Freeride Mountain Bikes

Freeride mountain bikes frames tend to have less suspension, and are lighter and of a smaller build then downhill mountain bikes. This, combined with a smaller wheelbase, has a number of distinct advantages. Not only do these differences make these bikes highly maneuverable in the air, but they are also easier to navigate through highly technical terrain much more easily than downhill bikes. And let’s not forget: a lighter bike is also easier to pedal uphill too! The angle of the tope tube is also steeper, allowing the rider to sit more upright while going downhill. This angle also allows the rider to position him or herself more ideally when setting up to perform tricks and stunts.

Tip: Your weight is your primary means of controlling your bike.

Freeride Biking

Since you’ll be going up and down so many steep slopes in freeride biking, you need to learn to use your weight to effectively control your bicycle. Leaning forward too much may cause your bicycle to flip over and leaning backward too much may affect your forward momentum.

Using your body weight effectively is the key to a successful freeride biking career.

Free-ride Trails

Some freeride biking trails are built up with an elaborate network of suspended catwalks, teeter-totters, and curved wall rides. These trails allow the rider to explore the possibility of what can be done on a bike like no other kind of cycling. The ideal freeride course should provide the rider with ample opportunity to become airborne, throw tricks, and create new and imaginative lines over technical terrain.

Freeride Biking
Freeride Biking
Freeride Biking

Last Word About Freeride Biking

If you are the sort of rider who feels restricted during cross country bicycling, freeride mountain biking might be just what you need to stretch your wings and fly – literally!


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