All Mountain

All Mountain

AHL moun-tuhn

Noun, Adjective

All Mountain is a type of unicycle cycling involving technical, off-road terrain.

Example usage: 'I'm an All Mountain unicyclist, so I'm comfortable navigating any terrain.'

Most used in: Mountainous, off-road terrains.

Most used by: Experienced unicycle cyclists who are looking for more challenging cycling experiences.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Enduro, Trail, Aggressive Cross-Country, Freeride,

What is All Mountain Cycling?

All Mountain cycling is a type of mountain biking that is designed for all types of terrain, from rocky and root-filled trails to more technical terrain. It is a style of mountain biking that is meant to be ridden on all sorts of trails, from beginner level to expert. All Mountain bikes are designed to handle all types of terrain, allowing riders to find the most efficient and enjoyable way to navigate the trails.

All Mountain bikes are typically heavier and sturdier than cross country bikes, with a more relaxed, upright riding position and a longer wheelbase. They also have more suspension travel, usually between 120-170 mm, and a number of features designed to make them more capable of handling the roughest terrain. This includes a steeper head angle for improved handling, a slacker seat tube angle for more control and stability, and wider rims and tires for better traction.

All Mountain bikes are popular among riders of all ability levels, as they offer a great combination of speed, control and stability. According to a 2019 survey, All Mountain bikes make up around 40% of the mountain bikes sold, making it the most popular type of mountain bike.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'All Mountain'

The phrase 'All Mountain' was first used in the early 2000s to describe a type of mountain biking that focused on a mix of climbing and descending. This style of riding was first popularized in the North American mountain biking scene, particularly in the areas of California, Colorado, and Utah.

The term 'All Mountain' is used to describe a bike that is versatile and can handle a wide variety of terrain. It is designed to be able to climb and descend efficiently and to be able to handle technical terrain as well. It is typically a full suspension bike with a longer travel suspension than a cross-country bike and a more aggressive geometry than a downhill bike.

Today, the term 'All Mountain' is used to describe a wide range of bikes that are designed to be able to handle a variety of terrain. It is a popular style of mountain biking that is used by riders of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced mountain bikers.

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