Mountain bike slang - a beginner’s guide to speaking proper MTB 

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Lance Branquinho

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Lance is an award-winning writer who has contributed to myriad piblications all over the world including Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect, MBR, Topgear, TopCar and Car magazine.


1 week 6 days ago

If you've seen galvanic corrosion between a metal and a non-metal, then introduce yourself to the Nobel committee as they have a prize waiting for you. It's always between different metals.

2 weeks 3 days ago

"The trailhead is where you’d park and meet other riders."


You  forgot "Razz" I.e. close passing roadies on the way to from the trailhead in your black Audit estate or custom van.

"Gnarly" also refers to the ensuing conversation when the razz happens 200 yards from the trailhead.