Mountain bikes

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Mountain Bikes

It has been a decade in the making, but the mountain bike has become a passion for many people.

Along with this passion it has also become the most environmental way to get from point A to B. It has

gone through a very intense evolution process over the past decade.

It all started with some guys from California who took their bikes out for a ride on their day off,

they modified their bikes and turned a hobby of theirs into a worldwide phenomenon. The mountain bike's

rapid increase in popularity was influenced by social and economic situations, and by technological

improvements that had the needs of bike riders in mind. The introduction of the mountain bike at a bike

convention in Long Beach, California, early in the 1980's coincided with the need for a bike that combined

technical superiority, ease of care, and multipurpose use.

Technological advances came extremely fast after it's introduction into the world.

The advances

have made riding mountain bikes easier, which makes it possible for the rider to explore new terrain. I hope

that this report will be able to provide some information on the subject of mountain bikes and the advances

in technology that the bike has gone through, and what might be in the future of the mountain bike.

The road bike has taken more than a hundred years to evolve into the frame that it is being used on

todays bicycle. Because of the increasingly popularity of the mountain bike the demand for advances to be

made have come very rapidly.

The evolution of the mountain bike has been a stormy one over the past decade. Within one

decade the design has changed radically; this is due to three reasons. First , because geometry and design

were copied from...



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