FR-Bikes (Free Ride)

Posted: May 3, 2010 in All about MTB

Freeride is a relatively new discipline of mountain biking, combining different aspects of the sport such as downhill and dirtjumping which has progressed rapidly in recent years, and is now recognized as one of the most popular disciplines within mountain biking.

Modern freeride bikes are similar to downhill bikes, but feature slightly less suspension travel and are lighter – which enables them to be ridden not just downhill but through more technical sections, such as North Shore obstacles. Additionally, most freeride bikes feature slightly steeper headangles and shorter wheelbases than pure downhill bikes to facilitate maneuverability on slower, technical sections of trail.

  1. […] Free Ride (FR) Type is specifically designed to be able to survive the drop off (jump) high and similar extreme conditions. Strong frame but not as fast and nimble as all types of mountain (AM) because the heavier weight. Less suitable for long distance. […]

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