Watch: DH Bike Vs Cross Country Mountain Bike – What Are the Differences?

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What’s really the difference between cross country bikes and downhill mountain bikes? Neil and Scott compare. Downhill bikes and XC mountain bikes look kind of different – you really can’t miss that. But, looks aside, what are the technical differences that mean that the two bikes are so different and used for two such different …

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Downhilling in Lenzerheide: The Whistler of Switzerland?

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The name “Lenzerheide” will ring a bell in the minds of most mountain bikers around the world, thanks to this small mountain town having played host to UCI World Cup events in both 2015 and 2016. And unlike some venues who only host either downhill or cross country, Lenzerheide was home to both events. The World Cup will …

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You Need to Wear Body Armor: The History of Mountain Biking Injuries

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Smashed kneecaps, broken forearms, skull fractures, gnarly, full-thickness lacerations and sutures. (“Woah, that’s my muscle fascia!”)  Sound familiar?  Is that because you’re one of the statistics? If general participation in extreme and adventure sports required a blanket contract, this clause would most surely exist: “Ride at your own risk.”  A certain and expected amount of …

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Controversial New Rules Handed Down by the UCI for 2017 DH Racing

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The UCI management committee recently met to discuss rule changes across several cycling disciplines, one of which was downhill mountain biking. After already reducing the Female Elite field size to 20 for the downhill finals for the 2016 season, for 2017 it will be further reduced to 15, while at the same time the number …

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