So you’ve been wanting to learn more about extreme mountain biking. You’ve watched some videos and seen some of the bikes involved and you think you might want to try this sport out. After all, it’s the perfect choice if you love to ride bikes at high rates of speed along treacherous landscapes. There is more to the sport than that, though.
According to the Extreme Mountain Biking website, there are a number of different niches you can choose to ride in. Of course, choosing one niche doesn’t make the other niches off limits to you. In fact, there is a great deal of crossover in the field of extreme mountain biking. And every niche could use a bicycle trophy or award to recognize the top performers!
Downhill racing, for example, is noted for its start times that are staggered in order to reduce collisions among bicyclists. Many downhill races, though, take place on bike trails which offer all the obstacles and unstable surfaces that give the sport its extreme edge. The Extreme Mountain Biking website separates the two styles of extreme mountain biking into different types though there is plenty of overlap between the two.
Cross country biking is another arena of extreme mountain biking that often uses bikes trails of some sort to both guide bicyclists and do add additional obstacles. Use this article to give you a broad overview so you can narrow down your areas of interest.
Kev Hedges shares a video taken from the head cam fastened firmly to the helmet of a Peruvian bicyclist named Alejandro Paz. This video included by Kev shows just how close this extreme bicyclist is to the edge as he zooms along this narrow trail. You can experience the thrills of this extreme sport from the safety of your couch and decide if you want to pursue the sport yourself.
This article, from the Extreme Mountain Biking website, gives you an extensive breakdown of the various kinds of extreme mountain biking that are available. If you have found that your interest in this extreme sport has been pique, you should explore further and find which aspect you like the best. For all you know, you could find several that really capture your interests.