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The Ultimate Mountain Biking Categories Quiz
by Staff
There are many categories of mountain biking , each of which requires unique gears and technique. Several challenging mountain biking categories involve speed, agility and presence of mind. Take this quiz to learn more about this exciting new sport.

Which form of mountain biking involves use of the lightest bikes?

  • cross country
  • dirt jumping
  • freeride

Which form of biking requires quick thinking at all times?

  • cross country
  • downhill mountain biking
  • all mountain biking

Which form of biking involves negotiating a series of natural and man-made obstacles?

  • relay
  • freeride
  • four cross

Which form of biking involves only two bikers racing to the bottom of a hill?

  • dual slalom
  • tag teaming
  • double bill

Which form of biking involves use of bikes with small wheels, strong brakes and no seat?

  • all-mountain
  • trials
  • cross country

Which form of biking involves doing stunts with any available object or place?

  • four cross
  • dual slalom
  • urban/street

Which form of biking involves bikers performing tricks on dirt hills and mounds?

  • dirt jumping
  • cross country
  • all-mountain

What do you call riding long trails in mountains?

  • cross country
  • all-mountain
  • dual slalom

What form of mountain biking involves having a bit more fun with the bike?

  • dirt jumping
  • cross country
  • freeride

When did cross-country mountain biking become an Olympic sport for men and women?

  • 1996
  • 1992
  • 1988

What kind of bikes make up the majority of specialty bike sales in the United States and the United Kingdom?

  • BMX bikes
  • mountain bikes
  • racing bikes

What percentage of the bicycle market did mountain bikes cover by 1993?

  • 75 percent
  • 85 percent
  • 95 percent

What features make the modern mountain bike so popular for a variety of purposes?

  • better tires, multiple gears, and spring suspension
  • affordable pricing
  • massive TV advertising

When were the first bicycles made?

  • late 18th century
  • mid-19th century
  • early 20th century

What type of mountain biking requires bikes that can handle both uphill and downhill riding?

  • downhill
  • urban
  • cross country

What type of biking needs tough bikes with strong rear suspension?

  • downhill mountain biking
  • urban
  • trials

What type of mountain-bike racing requires courses only a few hundred yards long?

  • downhill mountain biking
  • four cross
  • cross country

What type of biking is centered on testing your maneuvering skills?

  • cross country
  • downhill
  • trials

What type of biking is also popularly known as street BMX (bicycle motocross)?

  • urban/street biking
  • cross country
  • four cross

What type of mountain bike racing requires light bikes with a lot of gears?

  • four cross
  • all-mountain biking
  • trials