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2/23/2016 4:33 PM

We all have our favourite disciplines to ride, but due to convenience and location these often don't match with how much of each discipline we actually ride. So that is the question, as a percentage how much of each discipline on two wheels, this can be anything from BMX to Moto, Trials to Commuting, and DH to XC and anything else you can think of do you ride?

I'll start, I ride around 30% BMX to sharpen the skills, 10% Track for fitness, then 50% trail riding, and 10% Downhill. Man I wish that DH number was higher... What about you guys?

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2/23/2016 4:47 PM

I'll play, since I'm nerdy enough to log my rides into a spreadsheet. Over the past 4 years my breakout is 54% DH bike parks/shuttles and 46% trail rides. Plus I'm lucky enough to live close to work and can commute by bike so there's that too.

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2/23/2016 7:25 PM

SaddleRags wrote:

I'll play, since I'm nerdy enough to log my rides into a spreadsheet. Over the past 4 years my breakout is 54% DH bike ...more

whoa, a spreadsheet?! that's awesome! that's a really good DH percentage.

a few years ago, i would have had more DH time but anymore it's 100% trail/xc aside from a whistler trip once a year for some lift runs.

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2/23/2016 8:30 PM

Over the past 12 months, I rode:
10% DJ
40% AM
50% Downhill
I hope to get on the AM bike a bit more than the DH bike this year, time will tell though.

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2/23/2016 10:50 PM

80% dh
10% boring xc because I don't have a ride and that's what's nearby
10% xc to the top of dh runs

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2/24/2016 12:03 AM

10% road/commute
30% xc/trail
40% AM/Enduro races
20% bike parks/shuttles

Pretty much all on one bike except for the road spins!

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2/24/2016 12:38 AM

70% Dirt Jump/Street/DJ bike romping
20% trail
10% Downhill

Finally got comfy on my Dirt Jumper, and it sees most of my riding. I do a lot of street around the local college campus, but thanks to local bike parks (pumptracks and jump lines) popping up more, there's one 20 mins away and I'm down there almost every day after work just workin on my whips. Dirt jump bikes are the shit.

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2/24/2016 1:23 AM

95% AM/enduro
5% bikepark
Same bike everywhere, now a Giant Trance SX, used Cannondale Claymore for sale

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2/24/2016 2:07 AM

im guessing, but around:

DH 45%...this may be bit higher, im probably being conservative
XC 35%
AM/enduro 19%
CX 1%

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2/24/2016 2:22 AM

50% pump track/ DJ
25% trail, Enduro, downhill, park
25% freeride, booters and steep stuff where it's difficult just to make it down without bailing.

I got a DJ bike because I moved to an area with a few pump tracks etc and I'm so glad I did. It's a crazy good work out and the skills I've picked up help no end when I get on the bigger bike. I'd say I learnt more in the pump track last summer than in the last 3 years on the trail bike alone. I'd recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it, you'll feel slow as hell to begin with but stick with it and when you get back on a big bike all those skills cross over only now you have a load of squish too and you're basically invincible.

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2/24/2016 4:51 AM

85% Trail, 10% DH, 5% DJ.

Just got a new DJ this last year (after mine was stolen a few years back, those bastards), so I got a few trips to Ray's (Cle) in this winter. I'll be taking it out into the streets once the weather breaks, happy for that number to get back up again.

As I've gotten older taking multiple days to drive/stay out to at decent DH hill for the weekend is tougher to do. Luckily there's a small hill an hour or so away, so it's easy for a quick day trip... but it's only open like 6 times a year. I miss when it was open every weekend, that was the jam.

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2/24/2016 6:14 AM

sadly:

70% Road
30% DH

i just can ride my DH bike the weekends

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2/24/2016 7:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2016 7:02 AM

I ONLY RIDE PARK!



But really like 70 percent trail, 20 percent downhill, 10 percent skatepark/urban/dj

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2/24/2016 7:06 AM

30% xc
30% fat bike (don't judge I live in Minnesota, cold as F#$% and no mountains)
20% DJ
20% DH when i can.

before moving to Minnesota from Washington State it was almost all Trail and DH 50-50 mix

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2/24/2016 8:09 AM

Roughly about 65-70% ROAD because I don't drive yet, so I go road riding on my mtb. So then sometimes i go riding with someone on XC trails mostly, about 30%...

Sad I know... But in about 2 months I will get my license!!!! Super stoked!

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2/24/2016 8:40 AM

I do about 80% trail/xc and 5% dh (sad but true) and about 5% road, the other 10% is for when I'm lazy and decide not to ride at all, that's my slack, I do put in at least 4-5 days of ridding per week

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2/24/2016 9:19 AM

70% trail, 20% XC, 10% AM.

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2/24/2016 9:50 AM

100% on my bike.

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2/24/2016 9:54 AM

37% aggressive trail
42.3% light dh
72% grinduro

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2/24/2016 10:32 AM

it depends on the time of the year, from like november to march
50% road
30% enduro
20% shuttle runs

more sunny days like 30 to 40 road
40 enduro
and 20 to 10 shuttle, used to be 100% a few years ago

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2/24/2016 10:51 AM

I spend about 20-30% of my riding time goofing around on my local freeride/jump trails, for lack of a better word (home made bike park?). The rest, AM/Enduro/trail...basically going places where I can either climb to get some fun runs in, or to longer loops that will get me out to more remote riding areas for "epic" adventures.

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2/24/2016 12:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2016 12:39 PM

It used to be 90% DH and 10% *road... and it was awesome.

Now it's:

10% *road

60% trail

30% DH

I'd much rather it be 45% DH / 45% trail / 10% *road, though.

*Road - quick 1-15 mile ride to local brewery or 20-30 mile "6-pack" night ride.

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

2/24/2016 12:49 PM

50% road because thats whats easest
40% Enduro Bro
10% DH (except in the summer)

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2/24/2016 8:49 PM

well considering that the average downhill run, say Whistler, is about 5 mins, and max out at three per hour. Then if you ride from 10 am to 8pm (extended play) that is 30 runs a day, or 150 minutes. and who can do that? my best ever was 22 runs in one day, so maybe 10 to 15 per day, and if you are strong enough to ride every day. Even Adam Billinghust with his 1,000,000 vertical feet its still only 879 runs or 4393 minutes or 73 hours or...say 160 days for the whistler season, thats 5.5 runs a day, and he was wrecked, so down hill is pretty hard to get the time in 30 minutes a day is virtually full time!
So do we count time spent riding the bike, talking about the bike, looking at the bike, watching bike related videos, chatting on websites, cleaning the bike, spending money on the bike? Cos then the time starts to pile up in downhill's favour!

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2/24/2016 10:32 PM

Sadly:
10% DH (I blame Bend, Oregon)
70% Mountain biking
30% Road
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110% on my bike smile

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2/24/2016 11:30 PM

OBJ wrote:

well considering that the average downhill run, say Whistler, is about 5 mins, and max out at three per hour. Then if you ride ...more

Time actually put on your bike is what the percentage should reflect. For downhill this includes both riding and pushing/uplift

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2/25/2016 12:04 AM

30% Street
30% North Shore type drops, jumps, bridges
30% Forest Service trail XC
10% DJ, Lift Serviced DH

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2/26/2016 12:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/26/2016 12:14 AM

100% DH. I'm poor and live in Queenstown.
Obviously the first thing I bought when I got here was a DH bike. saving up for a trail bike...

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2/26/2016 12:15 AM

fabdemaere wrote:

100% DH. I'm poor and live in Queenstown.
Obviously the first thing I bought when I got here was a DH bike. saving up for a ...more

You poor man, my heart bleeds for you. Riding Queenstown DH all the time, that's just no way to live...

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2/26/2016 8:50 AM

fabdemaere wrote:

100% DH. I'm poor and live in Queenstown.
Obviously the first thing I bought when I got here was a DH bike. saving up for a ...more

AGR97 wrote:

You poor man, my heart bleeds for you. Riding Queenstown DH all the time, that's just no way to live...

hehehe yeah it's a really hard life

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