Pan American Games

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is considered a risk sport since it usually takes places in natural circuits, through forests on narrow trails with steep slopes and very fast descents.
 

Some details

Cross-country races are held over undulating circuits of 4 to 6 km. The race lasts from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes. There are two cross-country mountain biking events: one for men and one for women. There are two cross-country mountain bike events: one for men and one for women.
Mountain bikes are built for speed and durability. They feature knobby tires for traction, as well as front and rear suspension for comfort.

History

It was born in California at the end of the 70’s; nevertheless, its roots date back to 1933. Gary Fisher, one of the mountain biking pioneers, adapted his Schwinn bike and made it some speed changes, so he could use it to climb. 

Terminology

Rock garden: Section of trail covered by grapefruit- to basketball-sized rocks.
Doubletrack: An overgrown road that has two parallel trails.
Hardtail: A mountain bike that only has front suspension.
Singletrack: A narrow trail.
Suspension: The part of the bike that absorbs impact and makes for a smoother ride.
 

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