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Downhill Bike Riding
- A downhill bike (also known as a downhill mountain bike) is a full suspension bicycle designed for downhill cycling on particularly steep, rocky trails.
- An off-road bike designed primarily for downhill use. Features include: long-travel suspension, rugged components and wheels and a long wheelbase for stability at speed.
- a bike designed for racing down mountains; features include long-travel dual suspension frame, great brakes, long saddle and riser handlebars
- One of three former administrative divisions of Yorkshire
- An electoral district of Canada
- the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
- travel by being carried on horseback
- (ride) drive: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
downhill bike riding - Planet Bike
Planet Bike Blaze 1-Watt Headlight and Suplerflash Taillight Combination Bicycle Light Set
In our quest to develop the ultimate light set, we have partnered our two best lights into the Blaze 1w & Superflash light set (#3047). Both lights are super bright and have the Superflash blink to help cyclists stay safe whether commuting or out on a training ride.
Ideal for safe commuting and for low-light riding, Planet Bike's Blaze LED headlight and Superflash taillight combo will keep your path well lit. The Blaze offers a high and low power beam along with flashing mode, which is highly visible in daylight as well as darker conditions. In addition, the light attaches securely to your bike thanks to the Quick Cam bracket mounts, which adjust or remove in seconds without tools. The taillight is equipped with a 1/2-watt Blaze red LED and two eXtreme LEDs, which combine to produce a unique, eye-catching red flash pattern that's visible for up to 1 mile. The light is also built for long-term use, with an ultra-compact vertical design that's weatherproof, lightweight, and durable.
About Planet Bike
In November of 1996, Planet Bike was founded in Madison, Wisconsin. In many ways, Planet Bike began as a social experiment that dedicated itself to doing business in a different way. Instead of being just another company that develops and sells products with profit as its end goal, Planet Bike wanted to help bring about positive change for people, their communities, and the environment.
Despite being a simple machine, the people at Planet Bike have always believed that the bicycle has great potential to help improve the world and the lives of the people in it. From the start, they have embraced an alternative corporate purpose which seeks to help get more people on bicycles by making communities friendlier places for the self-propelled. By donating 25% of company profits to causes that promote and facilitate bicycle usage, Planet Bike hopes to make an impact.
Social experiments aside, Planet Bike was born from the heart of a cyclist with a goal of making innovative, high quality, and practical bicycle accessories. Simply put, they strive to design and develop the best bicycle products in the world. In the company's short ten year history, they have made important product innovations within the bicycle industry. Advancements include the 4-line computer which is now a standard in the industry and the world's first self-contained HID light. Not bad for a company that ten years ago started as a one man operation. Today, while still a small company, Planet Bike continues to evolve and improve their product line with the goal of always striving to build accessories that make it easier for people to ride their bikes. Since 1996, Planet Bike's financial support of the grassroots bicycle movement has totaled $500,000. By 2010, they have made a goal to donate $1 million to organizations that are dedicated to making America a friendlier place for cyclists.
Downhill ride on the death road
Coroico is a town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia. Coroico Viejo (Old Coroico) was founded above the Kori Huayco River (which means "golden valley" in Aymara). The town lived from mining gold, but the massive attacks by Indians left the first settlers in search of protection. Looking for a defendable position in the early 18th century, the settlers arrived at the current location of Coroico only to be chased into a cave by one of Mount Uchumachi's powerful lightning storms. The cave still exists below the church on the main plaza of Coroico. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries Coroico survived a couple of Indians attacks - the biggest one was at the time of the Bolivian War of Independence. 5000 Aymaras attacked the town, which in those days only had 500 inhabitants. The town stood strong, forcing the Aymaras into retreat. Staple products arrive from La Paz and the surrounding areas to be sold in the colorful markets and stores all days of the week. The region around Coroico has remained a traditional coca growing area and is the smallest of three areas of coca production in Bolivia. (Wikipedia) On a part of the road from La Paz to Coroico a new highway has been opened at the end of 2006, and the old Yungas Road is now used mainly for bikers. This Yungas Road is also called the "death road" - we did a try on mountain bikes - and it was hell of a ride: 64km pure downhill madness adventure...
Riding down the Nevis Range, Fort William (UK)
Canon EOS 550D with Sigma 18-50mm f:/2,8. Panorama merged in Photoshop CS5 from 4 handheld shots at f:/14 1/200s @18mm ISO800. Processed to HDR in Photomatix Pro. El Nevis Range es una estacion de esqui a tan solo 3 km del Ben Nevis, que pasa por ser la montana mas alta del Reino Unido, con sus escasos 1.344 m. Vamos, una colina si lo comparo con los Pirineos cercanos. Cuando llega la primavera y se derrite la nieve, llega la hora de divertirse para los amantes del descenso extremo en bicicleta. Un telecabina los sube (igual que al resto de excursionistas y algun que otro fanatico de las panoramicas) hasta la estacion superior, a unos 650 m de altura, suficiente para disfrutar de un vertiginoso descenso por una pista salpicada de monticulos para lucirse con espectaculares saltos, siempre que tengas claro como vas a aterrizar despues… The Nevis Range is a ski resort just 3 km NE of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK (just 1,344 m), a tiny hill compared with the Pyrenees. When spring comes and the snow melts away, it’s fun time for downhill mountain bikers. The gondola lift take them (and also hikers and panomakers) to the top station (just 650 m), enough to enjoy a funny ride to the feet of the hill. Along the bike path there’re many ramps to jump with the bike if you feel confident on your skills to take land afterwards…
downhill bike riding
The Mongoose DH Team comes with a 4 bar vertical spring alloy dual suspension frame, and Rock Shox suspension fork. This bike is equipped with an 31.8 mmm rise handlebars with an ahead stem for the perfect riding position. The 24-Speed SRAM X-4 rear derailleur and X-4 trigger shifters provide smothe easy shifting. This bike is equipped with Promax front & rear disc brakes, black alloy DH rims with Kenda tires
Outfitted with a variety of high-performing components, the Mongoose 26-inch D-H men's mountain bike is ready to conquer any and all terrain. The bike starts with a four-bar vertical spring alloy full-suspension frame that blasts over bumps, along with dual disc brakes that stop responsively even in wet conditions. The bike's 24-speed SRAM SX4 trigger shifter system, meanwhile, lets you effortlessly change gears when confronted with a hill, valley, or tough straightaway. Other details include a Rock Shox suspension fork, 31.8mm rise handlebars with an Ahead stem, 26-inch Mongoose DH tires with black alloy rims, and alloy platform pedals.
Frame: 4-bar vertical spring alloy dual suspension
Rear shock: Coil spring, adjustable
Fork: Rock Shox Dart1 suspension fork, 100mm
Front derailleur: Suntour
Rear derailleur: SRAM SX4
Shifters: SRAM SX4 trigger
Stem: 31.8mm Ahead stem
Handlebars: Carbon wrap Fat Bars, 31.8mm
Crankset: Suntour XR 24/34/43
Brakes: Promax mechanical dual disc
Wheels: 26-inch Star "Speed" disc rims with camo, 32H
Tires: Mongoose DH 26 x 2.35 inches
Pedals: Mongoose alloy platform
Seat: Mongoose DH saddle with camo print, quick release
Founded in 1974 in a Southern California garage, Mongoose has always been an innovator. From the company's initial cast-magnesium MotoMag wheels to its current crop of BMX, mountain, and pavement bikes, the Mongoose name has been synonymous with bicycle performance. Mongoose builds specifically for riders, which is why the company's BMX designers aren't wasting time watching reruns on ESPN2. Instead, they're constantly testing their new designs at the park, on the track, and on the hill. This continuous experimentation is what drives Mongoose to cook up things like the Front Porch head tube, which lets you fine-tune the handling on Black Diamond series mountain bikes, or Freedrive suspension technology, which eliminates pedal bob and provides a super-efficient full suspension. Mongoose bikes don't just push the limits; they set new ones.