Downhill Mountain Biking Tips

downhill mountain biking tips
    mountain biking
  • Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
  • is the sport of riding bicycles in a more extreme way, although not necessarily off paved roads—trials and street riding are examples of types of mountain biking based more around urban areas. It requires endurance, bike handling skills and self-reliance.
  • A designated, rugged, natural surfaced, single track trail that offers a range of riding opportunities.
  • Without difficulty or challenge
  • Leading to a steadily worsening situation
  • declivitous: sloping down rather steeply
  • the downward slope of a hill
  • Leading down toward the bottom of a slope
  • toward a lower or inferior state; "your performance has been going downhill for a long time now"
  • Predict as likely to win or achieve something
  • (tip) the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • (tip) cause to tilt; "tip the screen upward"
  • Give (someone) a sum of money as a way of rewarding them for their services
  • (tip) gratuity: a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
downhill mountain biking tips - Bell Drop
Bell Drop BMX/Downhill Helmet, Grey/Blue Jimbo Phillips Choke, Medium
Bell Drop BMX/Downhill Helmet, Grey/Blue Jimbo Phillips Choke, Medium
Whether you're into pointing that front wheel down hill or more likely to push it against a starting gate, the Bell Drop is what you're going to want on your head. BMX, freeride, slalom, four-cross, or downhill - this is the gravity lid du riguer. The hand-laminated Drop was designed from the ground up by the same team that created Bell's now legendary Moto-8 motocross helmet, so you know it's gonna rip. Certification to both the CPSC bicycle standard and the new ASTM downhill standard makes it stouter than most.

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Day 29
Day 29
Location: La Paz, Bolivia. So after a day's mountain biking yesterday we woke up and wondered what another day in la paz would have in store. We went for breakfast and started chatting to some other eaters about the breaking story in egypt. We met up with Mike and Jess, who were quickly becoming our unofficial tour guides - as they did far more research on places to go and things to do. They suggested quad biking, which sounded like a plan! Adventure activities are so much cheaper in Bolivia than anywhere else, so it made sense to sample them here and quad biking was a great way to see the Valley of the moon on the outskirts of the city. We got to the shop and despite 3 of us not having our drivers licenses with us (1 because she didn't drive) we were let loose on the roads of la paz (after a short "test" - seeing if we could successfully drive around the block without incident) We drove through the city streets for around 20 minutes before getting to the off road section of the tour. This proved a little scary as Bolivian driving is crazy enough to watch from the pavement, let alone be in the middle of! The company got around the fact that Jessie, our new friend from breakfast, had no experience of driving by sitting a 10 year old child on the back of her quad bike to give her tips and occasionally press the brake to avoid crashing. After a while we made it on to the dirt track and things became a lot more fun. We tried to go as fast as possible over the bumpy terrain, 74km/h was the fastest the bike would go on a downhill section. We stopped at a view point and got some shots of the city before completing the loop back to the city. After we got back we went for some lebanese food (at a restaurant that is apparently famous for selling cocaine we later found out) and then for some cake at a very gringoy cafe before headingback to the hostel bar for some drinks and games of pool to round off a fun day in La Paz!
Fabien Barel
Fabien Barel
My first try to capture this sport on pictures, so if you have tips or complains or else please go on and leave your 5 cents! Thx xD Downhill MTB: Downhill biking (DH) is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock, usually starting at intervals of 30 seconds (seeded from slowest to fastest), on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete. Riders are timed with similar equipment to that used in Downhill skiing. The placing is determined by the fastest times to complete the course; races are often won by margins of under a second. As the name of this discipline implies, downhill races are held on steep, downhill terrain with no extended climbing sections, resulting in high speed descents with extended air time off jumps and other obstacles.

downhill mountain biking tips