Posted by
mikekazimer
Mar 7, 2018

Results Posted:

After poll is taken

What year did you start mountain biking?

15 Comments

  • + 10
 it would be interesting to know at what age one started...
  • + 3
 Maybe a two part with age and year started together to get a better representation? I'm 57, and started MTB riding in 1981.
  • + 4
 That’s crazy 1994 was crackin. Or rollin Must have been the suspension. Crusty demons was around that time, and so was kranked mtb videos.
Here’s a big thank you too the pioneers of it all
Cheers!
  • + 1
 I started riding hardtails in 7th grade around 1997. Then after a few years, the X-Games and BMX took my interest with the likes of Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist. Mountains were just too far away for me ride without a drivers license and car.

Then after college, I had outgrown my desire to BMX more or less, I had money and a car, so I got back into my original love: mountain biking in 2010.
  • + 1
 Did you have to be riding a mountain bike to call it "mountain biking"? Cuz I can remember riding dirt trails the day after the first "On Any Sunday" movie. When was that 1972? 1972? .... too foggy to remember. Hahaha (paper plate race numbers!)
  • + 3
 Started last year when my friends introduced me. I wish I knew about it sooner! Can’t get enough!
  • + 2
 In 1982 in UK, Does riding a BMX in the hills count as mountain biking as MTBs were not around except in North Cal?
  • + 1
 OGMTB - 1988. I bought my first front suspension bike (GT Richer 8.0) back in 1990 when front suspension just hit the market!
  • + 2
 Year #30 for this 41 year old hack!
  • + 1
 Interesting to see the trend. Wonder why new members of the sport are lower in the early 2000's.
  • + 1
 Mtn biking reached it's height in late 90's but then a lot sponsors pulled out of their mountain biking team sponsorship in northern america.
  • + 1
 depends on how old one is, and when they were born
  • + 1
 i´m 49 started 1991 with a Kona HeiHei, no discbrakes or suspension ;-)
  • + 0
 It's surprisingly very averaged and consistent with no spiking
  • + 1
 1988. 1st Norco Bigfoot.

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