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A type of bicycle designed for off-road cycling on trails.

Example usage: I just bought a new trail-bike and can't wait to hit the trails!

Most used in: Mountain biking communities.

Most used by: Mountain bikers, cyclo-crossers, and other off-road cyclists.

Popularity: 8

Comedy Value: 6

Also see: Mountain Bike, All-Mountain Bike, Enduro Bike, Cross-Country Bike,

What is a Trail Bike?

A trail bike is a type of mountain bike specifically designed for off-road cycling on dirt trails and unpaved terrain. It is generally characterized by its large wheels, wide tires, and rugged frame. Trail bikes are often used for recreational cycling, but they are also used as part of mountain biking competitions.

The frame of a trail bike is usually made of aluminum alloy or carbon fiber, making it lightweight and durable. It also features a suspension system that helps absorb the impact of riding over rough terrain. The wheels are usually larger than those of a standard mountain bike, with wide tires that provide extra grip and stability. The handlebars are often wider than those of a traditional mountain bike, giving the rider more control over the bike.

Trail bikes are becoming increasingly popular among cyclists, with the number of people who ride a trail bike in the United States increasing by over 40% in the last two years. This is due to the growing popularity of mountain biking as a recreational activity, as well as the increasing availability of trails and other off-road cycling opportunities. Trail bikes are a great way to explore the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.


Tracing the Origin of the Term 'Trail-Bike'

The term 'trail-bike' was first used in the early 1970s in the United States to describe a type of bicycle that was designed for off-road riding. The term was used to differentiate this type of bike from traditional road bikes that were designed for speed. Trail-bikes were typically heavier and sturdier than road bikes, and had features such as wide tires, high clearance, and a more upright riding position.

The term 'trail-bike' has since become widely used around the world, and has come to refer to any type of bicycle designed for off-road use. Today, trail-bikes can be found in a variety of styles, from hardtail mountain bikes to full-suspension enduro bikes, and are used for a variety of activities, from recreational riding to competitive racing.

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