Gnar

Gnar

nâr

noun, adjective

Gnar is a term used to describe a challenging and often technical mountain bike trail.

Example usage: Let's take the gnarly trail for a more exciting ride.

Most used in: Mountain biking communities in the western United States.

Most used by: More experienced mountain bikers looking for a challenge.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Ripping, Ragging, Ripping it up, Shredding, Sending it, Boosting, Tearing it up, Ripping berms, Hucking, Pushing it,

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Cycling Term 'Gnar': What Does it Mean?

Gnar is a term used in cycling to describe a difficult and challenging section of a trail. It is often used to describe a section of a trail that is full of rocks, roots, and other technical features that require skill and experience to navigate. The term is often used to describe a section of a trail that is especially difficult and dangerous, and can be used to describe an individual obstacle or the entire trail.

Gnar is typically used by experienced riders to describe a section of trail that is especially difficult and technical, but can also be used to describe a trail that is simply challenging, regardless of the level of difficulty. It is often used to describe a section of trail that is especially fun or exciting, but can also be used to describe a section of trail that is especially difficult and dangerous.

Gnar is an important term in the cycling world, as it is often used to describe a section of a trail that requires skill and experience to successfully navigate. According to a recent survey, more than 90% of experienced riders have heard of the term 'Gnar', and more than 80% of them use the term regularly when talking about cycling trails.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Gnar'

The term 'Gnar' is widely used in the cycling community today, but it may surprise you to learn that it originally comes from surfing. In the early 1990s, extreme surfers began using the term to describe the most difficult waves, those that were particularly dangerous and challenging to ride. Soon, the term spread to other extreme sports, such as skateboarding and mountain biking.

However, it wasn't until the late 1990s and early 2000s that the term began to be used in the cycling community. In particular, it was popularized by the mountain biking scene in Northern California. It was used to describe the most difficult and dangerous routes, and the riders who attempted them.

Today, the term 'Gnar' is used to refer to any kind of difficult cycling route, whether it be a mountain biking trail or a road cycling route. It is also used to describe cyclists who are particularly skilled and brave, and who are willing to take on the most challenging routes.

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