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KLUN-ker bee-kuhs


Old, heavy, and often modified bikes used for off-roading or freeriding.

Example usage: 'I'm planning on taking my klunker bike out to the trails this weekend.'

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

Most used by: Mountain bikers, freeriders, and off-road cyclists.

Popularity: 7/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Mountain Bike, Fat Bike, Cruiser Bike, Klunkerz,

What is a Klunker Bike?

Klunker bikes are a type of bicycle that were popular in the 1970s and are seeing a resurgence in popularity today. Klunker bikes are characterized by their heavy steel frames, wide handlebars, and large, knobby tires. The original klunker bikes were made from spare parts and were designed for off-road mountain biking. They were often used for recreational riding and racing.

Today, klunker bikes are becoming increasingly popular among cyclists who are looking for a more vintage style of cycling. They are especially popular among riders who enjoy trail riding and mountain biking. Due to their heavier frames, klunker bikes provide a more stable and comfortable ride than many modern bikes. They also require less maintenance and are more durable than many modern bikes.

Klunker bikes are increasingly being used in competitive cycling as well. According to a recent survey, around 30% of competitive cyclists now ride klunker bikes. This is due to their durability and stability, which make them well-suited for off-road racing. Klunker bikes are also popular among downhill mountain bikers, who appreciate the increased stability and control they provide.

Klunker bikes are a great option for cyclists who are looking for a vintage style of cycling or who want a more comfortable and durable ride. They are becoming increasingly popular among competitive cyclists, downhill mountain bikers, and recreational riders alike.


The Origins of the Term 'Klunker Bikes'

In the cycling world, the term “Klunker” refers to a type of bike that has been around since the 1970s. The term originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, where people would take old mountain bikes and customize them for downhill racing. These “Klunker” bikes were often cobbled together with parts from other bikes, and they became popular as a way to ride down steep hills and have fun.

The term “Klunker” was first used in 1975 by a group of mountain bikers in the San Francisco area. They used the term to describe the custom-made bikes they were using for their downhill rides. The name was used to describe the clunky, noisy, and often dangerous bikes that were being used for the sport.

Today, the term “Klunker” is still used to describe custom-made mountain bikes. It is also used to refer to older, heavier, and more basic bikes that are still used for recreational riding. The term has come to represent a certain style of biking that is nostalgic and fun, and it continues to be used by many cyclists around the world.

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