Pinkbike Poll: What Other Cycling Competition Would You Try?

Feb 28, 2020
by Daniel Sapp  
Racing the Airline DH on the A-Line Trail during the 2016 Crankworx Mountain Bike festival.
Yoann Barelli doesn't mind dabbling in other disciplines or making other disciplines dabble in mountain biking like when he took a cyclocross bike down Whistler's A-Line.


Mountain bike racing is relatively new in comparison to the grand heritage of cycling in general, with pedal-powered antics making an impact on both sport and transportation for well over 100 years. The often thought of and close relatives of MTB sport are road, cyclocross, and BMX, but there are plenty of other genres of two-wheeled competition that one can partake in. Whether you're into riding tandems, acrobatic cycling, or mountain biking, we're all connected at the core.

So, with all of the options for competing on two wheels, what other cycling disciplines are you most interested in giving a go? Or are you happy to keep your competitions on the singletrack?


Observed trials is a judged competition that crowns a World Champion.




Road: Road bikes have a huge role in bicycle sport as we know it today. Road bike racing has been around for longer than any of us have been alive and garners huge audiences each year for events such as the Giro d'Italia, Paris Roubaix, and the Tour de France, to name a few. Click here for some highlights from the 2019 Giro d'Italia.

Cyclocross: Cyclocross is considered the steeplechase of cycling. Racers ride drop bar bikes with knobby tires and lap a spectator-friendly course that requires a good amount of handling skills along with fitness. There are obstacles such as sand/mud pits, stairs, and barriers that require running or jumping the bike over. There's some cross over from cyclocross to road racing and mountain biking, as Mathieu Van Der Poel has shown in the last few years. Click here to see what cyclocross World Champs look like.

Track: Track Cycling is an Olympic sport and, like cyclocross and road, utilizes a drop-bar bike. However, track bikes have a fixed gear, so the pedals never stop turning, and the bikes are raced on an oval track called a velodrome. There are different events in track racing, including the madison, team sprint, match sprint, keirin, omnium, and team pursuit. These events fall into either the sprint or endurance category. If you've never seen it, it's worth a watch. Yesterday, Team USA overthrew Britain at the 2020 World Champs in the Women's Team Pursuit category.

Observed Trials: Trials riding conjures up images of Danny Macaskill doing ridiculous tricks, but observed trials has always been a judged sport. The sport of trials has a World Cup circuit where riders compete on 20" or 26" wheeled bikes on a predetermined course where they have to negotiate sections of obstacles multiple times with the goal of not putting a foot down. At the end of the competition, the rider who has the fewest penalties wins. The 2001 Trials World Championships were held Vail/Beaver Creek and offer a perfect picture of the sport.

Flatland BMX: Flatland BMX falls under the umbrella of freestyle BMX, but it's quite a bit different. Blending aspects of artistic cycling with a BMX bike, riders use specially designed 20" wheeled bikes that have short wheelbases, zero-offset forks, freecoaster hubs, and pegs to do tricks while spinning and balancing the bike in varying positions. Unsure what that looks like? Check out the 2019 Flatland World Champs.

Street/Freestyle BMX: As it's such a broad category, we're going to lump the rest of freestyle BMX together even though it has some very different aspects. Vert is the biggest outlier in this segment, a competition where riders air out of a
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BMX has a lot of niche segments - Dirt Jumping would fall into the more broad category of freestyle.
10-15 foot tall halfpipe while performing tricks - it's most often seen in competitions like the X-Games or on the Dew Tour. Street competition is also a huge player in the X-Games. While there are competitions in this segment, there's also simply riding street and using cityscapes as a canvas for tricks and dirt jumping that fall into this category. There's also a lot of crossover between BMX and MTB with this segment of riding.

BMX Racing: BMX racing is another segment of 20" wheeled sport that started in the 1970s with kids taking bikes to motocross tracks when they weren't in use. It's turned into an Olympic sport where riders compete in a similar head-to-head fashion to motocross racing. Courses are filled with jumps and banked turns. Many excellent mountain bike racers have raced both MTB and BMX. The 2013 World Champs for BMX is a good example of racing.

Indoor Artistic Cycling: Indoor artistic cycling is a competitive event. Riders perform exercises on fixed gear bikes in what looks to be a cross between gymnastics, flatland BMX, and ballet. It's strange, but there's certainly a ton of skill required. The exercises are done in five-minute-long rounds and graded by a panel of judges. Believe it or not, it's also UCI sanctioned. If you don't check out any of the other videos, this one of the 2016 UCI World Champs is worth a watch if you want to see something a bit different.


What other competitive disciplines of bikes do you want to try?




What's keeping you from trying?




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209 Comments

  • 233 1
 A total lack of talent is the only thing standing in the way of my trials career.
  • 16 0
 Couldn't have said it better myself! Every time I watch a trials video I'm like "wow I should really get into this" and then I get to a parking lot with my bike and can't even do a back wheel stand on a curb. Alas...
  • 3 1
 Yeah I wish I could trials...…...
  • 19 0
 @heffernw: I had a Monty trials bike back in the day, bounced around happily on it, but at the end of the day, there's no hiding the fact I was just utterly shit at it, no coordination or balance. I've moved on to failing at 50:01 trail jibs.
  • 5 0
 @heffernw: I tried flatland BMX. I thought it might be less risk as I get older. But its hard and more risk than I realized.
  • 42 0
 Drunk unicycle jousting is the wave of the future!
  • 4 1
 @jorgeposada: it really should be
  • 9 0
 @jorgeposada: unicycle land speed records is my bag.
  • 2 1
 Yes please @jorgeposada:
  • 15 0
 Recumbent Redbull Rampage
  • 1 1
 learning curve! get over the hump and you will have a good time. Getting a real trials bike to learn and then taking those skills to other bikes is easier than doing the reverse, IMO
  • 3 0
 @heffernw: Start with learning to trackstand, the fundamental to trials riding. You’ll learn how to balance your bike and how to feather brakes (or not even use them at all).
  • 4 0
 @dubod22: stoplight track standing is one of the joys of road cycling imo lol
  • 2 0
 @pikebait2013: Track stand sitting down, no brakes clipped in, racers only advisory!
  • 4 0
 I got one of those stupid manual trainers....so far, I can trackstand in it.
  • 1 1
 @jorgeposada: On slack lines!
  • 2 1
 @h82crash: Genuine lols @that. Genius.
  • 2 0
 @pikebait2013: there are joys in road cycling?
  • 1 0
 @kindern: wishing will get you nowhere, go out and practice...
  • 1 1
 @rrolly: sometimes but not always. I much prefer downhill mtb myself ????
  • 3 0
 I rode trials for around six years and was of middling talent, keeping my sort of OK level required a ton of practice. One thing that all the trials riders I knew had in common was that we all had joint pain and were popping aspirin and ibuprofen. Trials is a sport that requires tons of input of time and even when you're rather good, gives you only short moments of satisfaction. Return on investment is poor for most people.
  • 127 0
 Commuting is my second competitive discipline, the more cars that don't hit me the better my score
  • 7 0
 You need to check out "silly commuter racing" and make that journey to work a whole lot of fun. tup
  • 5 1
 I hope you win.
  • 6 1
 @Dropthedebt: Is that Cat 6?
  • 2 0
 Also see how fast you can do your route. I can do mine in 8 mins, still striving to shave off even more seconds.
  • 4 0
 @rcrocha: Indeed. On my regular 12 mile morning commute I believe there are maybe 5-10 players I come up against, depending on the time of year.
It does make a dark, cold morning a little bit brighter. lol
  • 3 3
 Racing e-bikes on commute to work is fun.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns:
Are you flying the flag for Fiji at the moment Waki?
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Every second ebike in Basel is Stormer. Good luck trying to race those ????
  • 1 1
 @pakleni: not in here. Most people are disciplined and ride in legal mode up to 25km/h mode. I also greatly enjoy racing people when I ride race BMX with 48t front.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: had a 52/16 on a 20 inch bmx for riding around town. The look on a Roadies face when you passed them sitting down and pedaling comfortably was priceless...
  • 1 0
 @Duderz7: I get that sometimes too. I guess I'd need 52. 48-16 doesn't cut it with anybody who decides to pedal a bit harder. What do you think of people who says you can't get high cadence out of cranks longer than 165? Smile Mine are 180, I can spin some and I am worthless. And man... get some loud hub for that BMX Big Grin
  • 33 1
 I used to race road, then I raced lots of cross, now I race XC and enduro and cross. Bikes are sick in general! I'll whip around on my fixed gear, do a weekday road ride, ride BMX at the night lite skatepark once or twice a week and hit the trails on the weekend when I have the time to drive. I love it all, but mtb is definetly my favorite. For those thinking about cross, give it a try, there's nothing like railing a a grippy grass flat corner in the drops. The nature of the tracks makes it feel like your in a washing machine that functions as a cornering clinic. I love cornering an dthe non-stop left right left left right nature of the courses makes it very engaging in a way comparable to pure mtb.
  • 2 1
 Hell yes. Plus if you have a good tire set-up, the right air pressure, and some skills from cornering over rough stuff that you have honed over years of mountain bike riding, you can leave those silly roadies in your wake as you rail the ruts that they have to steer or walk through.
  • 10 0
 @twozerosix: and then they smoke you on the flat!
  • 4 0
 @russthedog: Ride enough cx and you'll be smoking them on the flat too, cross riders are strong AF.
  • 1 1
 @russthedog: the sad truth... effers have nothing on steep climbs but fk, they can pump some watts on flat...
  • 1 0
 Agreed! Cross is super fun, and her in the Pacific NW it’s wet, muddy, and very festive! Gotta love good beer and food carts after you race
  • 33 0
 whats keeping me from trying is desire.
  • 6 0
 I'll file my "other" in this category.
  • 1 1
 I was thinking, “Meh, I’m good.” So kind of the same thing?
  • 36 4
 GRAVEL
  • 3 2
 up up up up!!!!!
  • 4 4
 Can't believe GRAVEL isn't on the list!! So much fun and popular!
  • 5 0
 @zephxiii: dirt road biking.
  • 2 0
 @zephxiii: Same comment! I love mixing it up on my Canyon Grail on the local single track next to the all trail bikes! Smile
  • 23 1
 That indoor artistic cycling video has a dude... Standing on a dude... Standing on a road bike... Rolling over hardwood... With no helmet on. That's a fifteen foot drop but I guess since it's not a bmx video the helmet police aren't automatically summoned?

I feel like that video is from an alternate cycling universe
  • 5 0
 You seen it live? It is definitely from another universe.
  • 5 0
 @TheBearDen: never seen it live but I feel like if I did I'd need a jeans jacket and some hairspray and afterwards I'd need to hang out at the mall
  • 5 0
 I love the random fat dude. An inspiration to us all.
  • 1 0
 I've did that for two years some time ago before mountain biking an it's sooo hard. If you want to be decent at it start from a really young ago and keep on grinding.
  • 20 3
 I don't take part in any competitions on my mtb either.
  • 9 4
 thanks for stopping by! lol
  • 13 2
 The poll is flawed, as it implies that I/we don't already participate in these other types of racing. Road, CX, track, XC, enduro. Bikes are great, and they all compliment each other.
  • 2 0
 ALL poles are flawed.Some, moreso than others.
  • 3 0
 @RayDolor: I'd say that Wojciech Jaruzelski is up there with the most flawed Poles.
  • 1 0
 @Linkpin: LOL. I'd like to blame that one on the goddam autocorrect, so I think I will.
Goddam autocorrect!
  • 15 2
 Moto Hare Scrambles...
  • 6 0
 I rode BMX Flatland as a teenager back in the 80's on my Torker 280. Moved over to road cycling through my 20's before taking up mountain biking just before the millennium. Out of the disciplines I have involved myself in, I would have to say mtb has been the most rewarding in terms of enjoyment, comradeship and seeing some of the most stunning places around the World.
  • 10 0
 All I know is 4X was the best spectator sport ever....
  • 2 0
 Totally agree !!! MTB / BMX combined, can't go wrong ! I also love watching pump track !
  • 8 2
 Apart from being old as shit, I commute 21km every day to and from work and ride mountain bikes on the weekends. So the thought of riding a road bike on some boring grass or mud track, or on some long-ass country road holds no appeal to me. Unless they added moving vehicles to cyclocrss tracks. That might get the blood pumping. Plus I'd rather crash 30 times on my MTB before seriously injuring myself than once on a road bike.
  • 1 0
 For me,at 66, and a self employed, Working Class, Salt of the Earth Hero, an injury could deprive me of enough income to flat out be kicked to the street. The ROI does not look good.
  • 6 0
 I took up CX after racing DH, enduro, and XC. Totally addicted, it is my favorite sport now. Want to try BMX racing next.
  • 3 0
 What other competitive disciplines of bikes do you want to try or get back in to? ALL of them.....

Ok.....What's keeping you from trying?

Money
Fear of Injury
Fear of Embarrassment
Access to specialized equipment
Access to specialized facilities/infrastructure
Time

Yep. All of them. Again.
  • 3 1
 Im gonna guess CX is gonna take this by a landslide. A very large portion of the mountain bike community has taken up CX with there being months where the surrounding mountains have snow on them or when we just have 2 months of rain and the trail conditions are just fucktado.
  • 6 1
 fucktado - gonna add that to my lexicon
  • 1 0
 @cuban-b: best used in a sentance where you make it seem like it's totally normal to describe something as "f*cktado"
  • 6 1
 Gravel looks like something I would try, or is too close to MTB to be seen as something different?
  • 3 1
 I race xc, marathon, winter fatbike races too. Ive done gravel and cyclocross. Didnt care too much for cross at all. Gravel is meh but they started this new kind where their is strava segments in the race, so you group ride together and then kill the segments and then all catch up. Way better than getting popped from the group and riding solo in the wind.
  • 2 3
 so its like enduro cyclocross - endurocross, but isnt that already the name of a moto discipline?
  • 14 7
 GRAVEL
  • 4 1
 Surprised this one didn't make the list above! Things like the Dirty Kanza have gained so much popularity!
  • 1 1
 GRAVEL! Barry-Roubaix sold out early Dec. with 4000+ registered and currently has almost 600 on the waiting list.
  • 3 0
 I ride DH because its got the highest enjoyment : physical exertion ratio, any other discipline would require more effort for equal or less enjoyment, but unfortunately that answer isn't a poll option...
  • 3 1
 I’ve raced on the road, cyclocross and mountainbikes mostly XC. But back in the day, we often had stage races where there would be a hill climb followed by a downhill for the first day and the xc was the next day. And a few times we had a trails stage. We had a tt once with bonus seconds removed if you cleaned certain sections. But now that I’m 62 I find training undignified. I still like to go hard and test myself but by and large I’m alone on those ventures.
  • 3 0
 At 66, I agree with you.
  • 4 0
 Those were some fun races. NORBA days. XC race in the morning, trials in afternoon. Next day, downhill and a circuit race. All on the same bike, ‘cause there was only one type anyway. Trials bikes started showing up around 88...
Fun to beat your faster buddies In the “overall” when you gained time on them by cleaning some log stack or smoked em on the downhill after getting dropped in the XC...
  • 1 0
 @NorcalJones: That sounds amazing. Would love to participate in a modern version of that.
  • 2 0
 I don't know if it counts as "other", but backwoods 100 mile mtb racing is awesome. I did the Shenandoah 100 once but love Enduro. I'm not sure it's possible to train for both simultaneously in the same season. Anyone out there done both in the same season?
  • 3 0
 I assume there are a lot of people on this site that ride both MTB and Road. Personally I prefer road racing and sportifs to Enduro races for instance but prefer riding MTB to riding Road in all other aspects.
  • 2 0
 Too much unfinished business riding singletrack. There are so many trails in the midwest that I haven't ridden yet, so until I get all those done... Yes, I'll be that guy in retirement collecting destination decals for the back of my adventure mobile.
  • 2 0
 I spent most of my time on a bike riding BMX in the streets and at skateparks because I lived on the prairies and had nowhere to put a mountain bike to use. I highly recommend trying BMX to anyone who hasn’t! Since I moved a couple years ago I’ve been getting more into mountain biking and it’s become very clear that the BMX skills are a huge asset on the bigger bikes.

If you live in a city, the entire urban landscape is a playground for a BMX bike! You can ride something as simple as a curb and have a ton of fun, or take it to big ledges, rails, wall rides, and even rooftops. Street riding forces you to be creative, and takes you to places that other people would have no interest in.
  • 4 0
 HOLY HELL watch the Indoor Artistic video. Did not know this was a thing, mind blown.
  • 3 0
 It's so cool to see the high support for cyclocross! Find your local race series and try it out! The racing is short and fierce and the beers flow!!!!
  • 1 0
 Vintage mountain biking. Go get yourself a 1994 Kona Hot with full XTR and some beefy Mavic 261 rims. I did...most fun I’ve had on a bike since qualifying #1 in pro on the gigantic 40-60 foot jumps on the Joyride Bikercross at Whistler in 2000. So much fun! I had missed that feeling since the mid 90’s and some of the rad 2000-era NORBA DH and DS tracks. Proper vintage MTB’s are pure magic on singletrack and other fun trails — I promise.
  • 1 0
 I've raced a bit of enduro, but now I mostly ride mtb on forest trails with friends as well as a long (80 km back-forth) commute once a week. I also do bikepacking and have started thinking of trying out some long distance mtb race soon and I've started to ride brevets to learn more about endurance cycling. Beside biking I climb a lot, so that limits the amount of time I have available for different biking disciplines.
  • 1 0
 Competed at bike trials in the UK for years. Rode trials for about 10 years. Stopped riding a few years ago now and switched back to MTB as trials was killing my knees. Racing local Enduro rounds now. Would love to give cyclocross a bash
  • 1 0
 I’m planning on starting some trials riding, but only for fun and to improve my mountain biking.

Competing is kinda dumb, I’ve never needed other people to motivate me, I’m quite happy doing my own thing without crowds.

Hey PB, you forget mountain unicycling (muni), probably the hardest and most intense wheeled sport of all.
  • 1 0
 I race evening crits during the summer and have done for the best part of ten years. It’s great fun and as much as a buzz as mtb. Keeps you really fit as well. I ride a lot of road because of it. Nothing wrong with that.

Cross is also good fun but a bit of an arms race with the best riders having two bikes and someone cleaning the spare in the pits...

All good fun though!
  • 1 0
 I'd throw in Cycle-ball as an option somewhere between Indoor artistic and Observed trials, but I'm barely competent on the trails I know and love. Still, funny as hell to watch, and somehow/ for some reason, UCI sanctioned (?!)

youtu.be/TYDWkt5Z7BQ
  • 2 1
 I would love to have a dedicated gravel or DJ bike. Every time I look at getting a different discipline bike I realize I would rather spend that money towards new bike/ski gear or a trip.
  • 3 0
 Everyone wants to hate on CX racing until the course includes donut handups and a slip-and-slide obstacle.
  • 2 0
 Beer and whiskey hand up are not uncommon in my scene Smile
  • 3 0
 I ride XC, Trail, All Mountain, DH, Enduro, Park, Freeride, Upduro, Downcountry. Isn’t that enough?
  • 1 0
 I do enduro and endurance MTB, which could probably be about as polar opposite while still using a similar bike. I also do gravel races in the early spring and track in the summer to keep my legs sharp.
  • 2 0
 Bike jousting after beer sampling is always good entertainment. Was a blast during final weekend at the local bike park a few years back.
  • 4 0
 Indoor artistic drunken unicycle jousting?
  • 2 0
 Tall bike jousting.
  • 2 0
 How about that badass Italian ebike racing on a flat oval Moto course with whoops? Just go around and around? Slowly? Sadly? With people laughing and stuff?
  • 1 0
 I've raced BMX, DH, enduro, XC, cyclocross, single speed, single speed tandem, tandem XC, tandem DH, road racing and gravel.
Track is about the only other form of racing/ riding that I'd like to try
  • 1 0
 I rode Mission Crit last year which is a fixed gear criterium on the streets of SF. It was pretty awesome, even though I got schooled and didn't quite fit in with all the messenger hipsters or alternative racer hipsters.
  • 4 1
 I cannot be the only one interested in Indoor Artistic.
  • 1 1
 That Indoor Artistic video blew my mind. It took my vote just cause it was impressive
  • 2 0
 a 50 year old racing BMX would likely look, humm, errr, 'inappropriate'. I'd probably break the bike too.
  • 3 0
 You'd not even be in the top 25% by age at most tracks, the age range isn't much different than MTBs. Sure as hell wouldn't break the bikes either.
  • 3 0
 @sumskillz: if you were to race a season or two of BMX, you'd go from 'sumskillz' to 'lotsaskillz'. And yeah, forget about age. BMX is a family affair because it all happens in one place, so you get both parents and kids racing.
  • 1 0
 yeah actually lots of old guys and gals race bmx. not unusual to see the dads race at the local track and then hang out together when the kids are racing.
  • 2 0
 my dad is 52 races BMX.. and is kicking ass!
  • 1 0
 Look up Paul Mounsey, started 4X an then BMX at 65. Never touched a bike before he retired.
  • 1 0
 You'd be surprised. Lots of silver in the starting gate.
  • 4 0
 Uni cycle juggler
  • 1 0
 Dude, you should try mountain unicycling. It is cheap, low risk and much giggles. And as good as gear is now, you probably won't break or wear it either even without ever doing maintenance.
  • 1 1
 I love the idea of long distance self-supported gravel/trail racing, which wasn't on this poll so I put "CX."

Unfortunately, like pretty much fitness based competitive event, it requires enormous amounts of free time.
  • 2 0
 Too old, but in my cycling fantasies I rip the wood off of velodrome tracks.
  • 1 0
 I tried track riding for a while. Pretty fun and challenging, but I found it more scary than any mountain biking I have done. Ripping around the corners at the top of the track was quite exciting! Also, don't ever forget and try to stop pedaling or you will get launched over the bars!
  • 1 2
 I commute everyday by bike. I ride my trail bike at least 3-4 times a week, I've raced DH , DS, and 4X. I've raced RED HOOK CRIT, REDBULL LAST STAND, and still race MISSION CRIT. All of these are Track bike Crits, all quite possibly the same danger level as MTB, just as fun, and the same style of people. To good beer, good times, and inside lines. No Trials for me as I would definitely end up on Friday Fails!!!
  • 1 0
 Redhook looks more dangerous than pretty much anything save Rampage. Or Indoor Artistic (for danger to one's reputation)
  • 3 1
 Does Indoor Artistic involve making an entrance to the song "Send Me An Angel"?
  • 1 0
 That would be Rad!....then smash out some hell track laps
  • 3 0
 Bike race with competitive beer drinking.
  • 2 0
 Have always wanted to try track but it's such a niche that requires specialized facilities that I haven't been able to yet.
  • 1 0
 Most tracks have a beginners class and bike rentals. It might be worth checking with your track to see if they offer something.
  • 2 0
 @yonderboy: sadly the closest velodrome is 5 hours away in Vancouver. To be fair when I’m in Vancouver I just default to the mountain bike.
  • 4 1
 competition is over rated
  • 1 0
 How about indoor cycling, nothing like spending time pedaling in front of a screen!
Or downhill snow biking, it’s big in France...
  • 1 0
 Having tried a few, I have zero interest in other forms of cycling. Cycling for me is about fun, and nothing is more fun than mountain biking
  • 3 0
 I like the ol' college favorite: drunken naked parking lot crits.
  • 1 0
 Back in the day, like 2005, I remember some dude from the Mizzou cycling team walking around a house party completely naked, screaming that the naked crit was about to begin. Must have been particularly cold that night.
  • 1 0
 @LeDuke: was never a problem in Kansas.
Ooooooh.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to do an epic cross country/tour rides (as opposed to XC racing) like real adventure type stuff.
  • 1 0
 I have ADD/ADHD that kicks in pretty hard on the road so... yeah I get distracted and this leads to crashes. CX is a fun but nothing beats MTB'n!
  • 1 1
 I'm training for an Xterra Triathlon. So, still mountain biking but I grew up swimming a bunch and have been getting more into trail running. Plus I wanted a way to spice up strength training at the gym.
  • 3 2
 I'd do BMX but I'm 6'5", so it'd look like one of those tiny bikes clowns ride around.
  • 3 2
 Russian Circus Bear!!!
  • 7 0
 I'm 6'7 and have ridden bmx all my life, just need a longer frame
  • 5 0
 You could always race cruiser class. 24” wheels.
  • 1 0
 Would like to try some fixed-gear criterium, but time, logistic, etc are keeping me away. Just like MTB comps.
  • 7 5
 everyone who answered cyclocross you are now banned from this website
  • 4 3
 Most people answered Cyclo-cross on this website as it is the next nearest to mountain biking. Maybe you should be banned from this website and go surf on Thrasher or something
  • 1 0
 @Grimdonut: Thrasher insta-feed is insane!
  • 2 0
 @Grimdonut: You can argue what is closest to mountainbiking. Mountainbiking is so diverse now that it really depends on what corner of the discipline you're looking. CX is probably relatively close to XC. However 4X racing is much closer to BMX than to CX (unless you're doing it wrong). Technical trail riding gets better the more trials technique you implement. Of course mtb DJ and slopestyle are already close to street or dirt BMX etc.

I suggest people don't ban others based on what other interests they have.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Love you comments, bro!
This family tree is interconnected.
  • 2 0
 Indoor artistic cycling but no gravel option?
  • 2 0
 Cyclobal aka Cycleball.

youtu.be/1t72ur0K3tY
  • 2 1
 Let's be honest if you really wanted to do something, you can find the time. This is true for 90% of people.
  • 1 0
 Totally want to try CX but the flying mounts/dismounts have me nervous. Gravel races are a blast.
  • 3 0
 Just takes a little practice. I took my hardtail over to the local park and got some repetitions in. Anyone in sight that races CX knows EXACTLY what you are up to, and may come offer some tips too.
  • 1 0
 I raced road time trails and still ride on the road. If I go back to racing, it will probably be that again.
  • 3 0
 Klunking.
  • 2 0
 Yess!! More Klunking in 2020!! Smile
  • 3 1
 GRAVEL RACING -YOU MISSED THE LARGEST GROWING RACING SEGMENT!!!!!!
  • 6 2
 It’s just road biking.
  • 4 1
 @danielsapp:

Sure, but there’s one huge difference... Gravel races are actually fun.
  • 3 0
 @alreadyupsidedown: Shame Daniel, for shame. Clearly you do not own a gravel bike!!! But here in BC there are lots of options.
  • 2 0
 Instead of "Observ[ing] Trails," I like to ride them.
  • 2 0
 What about bicycle polo, bike soccer, and jousting.
  • 2 0
 Why not to pole e-bike competition?
  • 2 0
 Love observing those trails, wait, trials! Sorry for the typo...
  • 3 0
 Pump track..
  • 2 0
 Took up bmx a few months ago. I am shit. but I love it
  • 1 0
 Mountain biking is keeping me from trying other disciplines! It's just too fun!
  • 1 0
 I love street riding / park, however with kids limited only to bike park riding for now, which i like, however
  • 1 0
 I just signed up for a gravel bike race/ride! I'm still waiting for the bike to arrive. lol.
  • 2 0
 other = Bikepacking race.
  • 1 0
 I went for artistic indoor instead on road cycling because I didn't want to appear to be too much of a dick.
  • 1 0
 What a about bike jousting? And klunker bike pub crawls. Every one who rides home with out crashing wins.
  • 1 0
 Observed trials? Sounds disgusting.
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 Don't feel like giving up real ride time.
  • 1 2
 No KOMS eh?
  • 1 0
 money money money money .. . .
  • 1 1
 Freestyle/Street BMX always looks cool but I'm both big and tall. I look like I belong at the circus on a 20" BMX.
  • 3 2
 Motocross. Only thing thats missing from mtb racing...
  • 5 2
 Don't worry, E-MTB is already getting its own race series. Wink
  • 2 0
 Other NK Tegenwind
  • 2 0
 Industry wide recycling.
  • 1 0
 All of the above, just dont have the time Or loot DX
  • 2 2
 Nobody chimed in with Solitaire or Blackjack or Poker?? C’mon Bicycle Playing Cards
  • 2 0
 dirt jump, gravel.
  • 2 0
 Huffy toss.
  • 2 0
 Tandem dirtjumping
  • 1 0
 I'm old and have no skill otherwise I'd smash downhill.
  • 1 0
 Cyclocross is hard, m'kay.
  • 1 0
 Beer is also an essential component of cyclocross racing so...
  • 1 0
 Cba to go out round a bmx track
  • 1 0
 I played sports in High School, I ride bikes for fun.
  • 1 0
 BIKEPACKING CHANGED MY LIFE
  • 2 1
 Talk is cheap
  • 2 1
 Motorcycling, duh!
  • 1 1
 "Observed Trails" Now that could be an interesting discipline...
  • 2 1
 Cycle speedway
  • 1 0
 Yeah that actually looks super fun, and way less demanding to get into than some of the disciplines listed here. My friends and I once raced laps around a baseball diamond, and had a blast.
  • 1 0
 Gravel fondo.
  • 1 0
 recumbent ebike-polo
  • 1 0
 GRAVEL FOR SURE
  • 1 0
 Upcountry Unicycle.
  • 3 2
 Ebike hill climb
  • 2 1
 I'm fat...
  • 1 0
 Sick article
  • 1 0
 Going for Gravel
  • 1 0
 Unicycle
  • 3 4
 Xterra? What's keeping me? I can't stand triathletes.
  • 4 0
 or running. or swimming.
  • 4 0
 Road triathletes and off-road triathletes are like the difference between Darth Vader and The Dude.
  • 2 3
 No real interest.
  • 1 3
 just dont care tbh lol

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