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doun-hil sī-kling

Noun, Verb

The act of riding a bicycle downhill on a slope or mountain trail

Example usage: I love downhill-cycling on the weekends.

Most used in: Mountainous regions with trails suitable for downhill-cycling.

Most used by: Mountain bikers and adventurous cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Descending, Freewheeling, Gravity-assisted, Trail-riding,


What is Downhill Cycling?

Downhill cycling is a type of mountain biking that is focused on the descent of steep slopes. It is a relatively extreme form of mountain biking and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Downhill cycling is considered a “gravity sport”, meaning that the rider relies on the force of gravity to propel them down the mountain.

Downhill cyclists usually use specialized mountain bikes that are designed to be able to handle the extreme terrain. These bikes usually have full suspension, meaning that the entire bike is suspended from the frame. This allows for a smoother ride and more control over the terrain. Downhill cyclists also often wear full-face helmets and body armor to protect themselves from potential falls and crashes.

Downhill cycling is considered one of the more dangerous forms of cycling, with a risk of serious injury or death. According to a study by the University of Colorado, between 2000 and 2012, there were over 1,000 downhill cycling accidents that resulted in serious injury or death. Despite the risks, downhill cycling continues to be a popular and thrilling activity for many cyclist.


The Origin of Downhill Cycling

Downhill cycling is a type of mountain biking where the rider descends a steep slope or off-road trail. It is a thrilling, adrenaline-filled experience and is one of the most popular types of mountain biking. The term 'downhill cycling' was first used in the mid-1970s in the United States. At the time, the sport was gaining in popularity and the term was used to distinguish it from other types of mountain biking.

The first downhill cycling events were held in the late 1970s and early 1980s in California. The sport was a hit and quickly spread to other countries in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The first World Cup series was held in 1987 and the first World Championships in 1990.

Today, downhill cycling is one of the most popular forms of mountain biking. It has become a global phenomenon with world-class events held all over the world. It is also a popular recreational activity for riders of all levels.

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