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Jan 12, 2018

Results Posted:

After poll is taken

Do the following terms make sense for categorizing mountain bikes? Cross-country, trail, all-mountain, enduro, freeride, downhill.


  • + 4
 My opinion is that a lot of it is marketing. A lot of cyclists like to have "one of each" so the manufacturers feed that.
I just want one bike that I can ride anything on.
  • + 3
 The all arounder mountain bike is possible. Especially with adjustable geometry 140 or 150mm travel bikes that you can over fork up to 160 or 170 and they only weigh 30 lbs..
  • + 1
 @Yarlezy: exactly. Add a dropper post and you are all set for pretty much any kind of riding.
  • + 1
 I've been riding one bike I built myself for the last five to eight years to do everything. Cross country Enduro Park and downhill. They are all on the menu and they all taste just fine on a bike I build.
  • + 2
 3 categories at most

trail ... all-mountain ... downhill

e-bikes are all alone in there weird "I can't pedal" category, heavy AF to
  • + 2
 Don't forget the lazy sloth category! E-bikes for all the underperforming Riders
  • - 2
 Its definitley too many categories. All mountain, enduro and freeride could easily be in the same classification they are just differently weighted with small travel variations.
A new mountain biker would be best suited to a "trail" bike with short travel or even a hardtail to learn the basics, before the try to go full enduro to hospital.

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