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Downhiller: a type of mountain biking involving going downhill quickly and taking on technical terrain.

Example usage: Downhillers usually wear full-face helmets to protect themselves from the high speeds and technical terrain.

Most used in: Mountainous regions where downhill biking is popular.

Most used by: Experienced mountain bikers with a penchant for downhill biking.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Downhill Racer, DH Rider, Gravity Rider, Freerider,


Downhiller: Getting the Most Out of Mountain Biking

Downhiller is a type of mountain biking that involves riding downhill on a mountain bike course. This type of biking typically involves steep, rough terrain and can be quite dangerous if not done carefully. It is considered to be one of the most extreme forms of mountain biking, and is often done by experienced riders.

Downhiller courses usually involve jumps, drops, rock gardens, and other obstacles that require a skilled rider to navigate. The goal of downhiller is to get the most speed and airtime out of the course. Riders must have a solid understanding of the terrain and the bike’s capabilities in order to safely maneuver through the course.

Downhiller is a popular sport with an estimated 10 million participants in the United States alone. It is a great way to get an adrenaline rush and push your physical and mental limits. It is also a great way to explore new trails and meet other riders who share the same passion.


The History of the Cycling Term 'Downhiller'

The term 'downhiller' was first used in the late 1970s in the United States. It was coined to refer to a style of mountain biking that involved cycling downhill on steep and rough terrain. It was a way of distinguishing downhill mountain biking from other forms of mountain biking such as cross-country and freeride, which involve cycling on a variety of terrain.

Downhilling quickly gained popularity in the United States and eventually spread to other countries, becoming one of the most popular forms of mountain biking. The sport became so popular that it was included in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia as a demonstration sport.

Today, downhilling is still one of the most popular forms of mountain biking. It has become an international sport with competitions held all over the world. The popularity of the sport continues to grow, and it has become an exciting and thrilling way for people to get outdoors and enjoy the outdoors.

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