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  • #85343

    Whats your favorite band(bands)/songs to listen to while mtbing or cycling….i bought my first FS bike (giant trance x4) this past june n started mtbing with my brothers…. i have yet to find a perfect playlist to jam to while flying through our local jersey trail… let me know what gets u into the mtb zone……

  • #85344

    I listen to the wind in the trees, the scampering of the squirrels, the call of the birds, and sometimes the sound of my riding buddy hot on my trail or my chain smacking off of my frame. I love music, but I have opted out of listening to it while riding. Takes away from the experience in my opinion.

  • #85345

    I agree with Fleetwood, the "music" of my surroundings are what I prefer. on the way to the trail it is another matter though.

  • #85346

    The song of bird,the wir of the wind,the buzz and crunch of tire on the trail,and the footsteps of the mountain lion comin from my blindside,hahahahaaha.
    Yeah,I prefer to not listen to music on the trail as well,I mean I love music I really do and it actually drives me nut’s somtimes when I’m not listening but listening to music and workin out is what the gym is for………….No offense……..

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  • #85347

    I started listening to music but decided against it for the fact I couldn’t hear if someone comes up behind me. I also think it takes away from the experience. I prefer to live in that moment in the woods and get the adrenaline going.

  • #85348
    "jerseydirtslingler" wrote

    Whats your favorite band(bands)/songs to listen to while mtbing or cycling….i bought my first FS bike (giant trance x4) this past june n started mtbing with my brothers…. i have yet to find a perfect playlist to jam to while flying through our local jersey trail… let me know what gets u into the mtb zone……

    Welcome to Singletracks bro! Along with everyone else I do not listen to music while riding because I like to take in the surroundings but if I did,I can tell you it would be metal or something rather hard and full of energy.None of that wannabe metal crap either,old Sepultura.That or some dark Drum-n-Bass…Ewun,Spor,Unknown Error and such.Maybe some Sublime in there somewhere. 😃

  • #85349

    Lincon Park Meteora
    Metallica ReLoad, Ride The Lightning, The Black Album
    Disturbed 10,000 Fits

    Those are the cd I listen to, I use my Ipod, some times I don’t listen to anything

  • #85350
    "rex0808" wrote

    I started listening to music but decided against it for the fact I couldn’t hear if someone comes up behind me. I also think it takes away from the experience. I prefer to live in that moment in the woods and get the adrenaline going.

    I have a similar fear. I’d prefer to be able to hear is all. Plus I usually ride with friends and it’s nice when I can hear them yell "stump" when they ride in front of me. Haha. When I do go alone, I also like to get in tune with nature rather than my music.

    If I ride in the city, I’ll rock it with something hard to get pumped, seeing how road biking isn’t exciting to me.

  • #85351

    I find music to be too distracting on MTB trails, especially technical ones. For paved bike path riding though, I set the mp3 player to shuffle, which includes everything I’ve listened to from high school til now.

  • #85352

    As mentioned earlier I do not listen to an MP3 player while riding. like to listen to nature. However I do at times have ‘music’ playing in my head (and probally a conversation w/ myself) usally somethin hard like Maiden, Priest or Metallica.

  • #85353
    Maiden, Priest or Metallica
    Lincon Park Meteora
    Metallica ReLoad, Ride The Lightning, The Black Album
    Disturbed 10,000 Fits

    These are some nice choices, 😼 😼 😼

    I dont listen when I ride,but I always rock out when I’m driving.Whenever I drive up to Fruita,GJ,or Moab area,heck even to standly lake 10 minutes away,I rock out.My 2000 Ford explorer has a pretty good stero in it,just right as a matter of fact and has never blown the speakers in all of my level 10 loudeness over the years.hahahaha.BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But,like I said,I’m in the group that checks the tunes at the trail head when it’s time to ride.I like what slacker said;

    I find music to be too distracting on MTB trails, especially technical ones.
  • #85354

    For the record, it was the practice loop of Slickrock in Moab that made put the mp3 player away…

  • #85355
    For the record, it was the practice loop of Slickrock in Moab that made put the mp3 player away…

    Hahahahaahha,do we get the story for that record as well slacker???hahahaha

  • #85356

    I’m also new to here and fairly new mountain biking in general. I’ll keep my feet in both camps. When I’m riding with other people I’m tune-less. When riding by myself it’s about 50/50 depending on things. I’ll listen to multi-hour long DJ house/dance/funk mixes. Good beats, lots of energy, no dead spots, no sudden change or collapse in tone or style…until the mix ends…

  • #85357

    I also don’t listen to music when I’m riding.

    On the drive to the trailhead, I definitely do though. Some underground hardcore, ex: Zao, August Burns Red, Norma Jean(not so underground anymore), etc.

    However once on the trail, riding is my get away from the business and noise of life. I like to be able to think while I ride, or not think at all when I’m flowing downhill. Also, I like to be able to listen to my bike, helps me diagnose whatever is wrong with it on a given day 😀

  • #85358

    I listen to my iPod when descending. It usually makes me faster – I’m not missing much in the way of nature noise – unless tires over rocks, chain slap, and such are nature!

    I usually like to rock out to good old ’80s rock – G ‘n R, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Scorpions, etc.

  • #85359

    I always crank up the tunes in the car while driving to the trails. Anything hard & heavy will do but like most riders here I perfer the animals the trees & the sound of my bike speeding down the trail. The more your in tune to your surroundings the better the ride. Just my thoughts 😀

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