Mountain biking can feel like a cult if you’re not familiar with the terminology. We hope this helps!
Excerpt from Sacred Rides
(We know it’s funny how close our names are. We love what they do AND we are two distinct organizations.)
There are so many mountain bike terms and jargon out there that anyone new to the sport can easily feel like they’re joining a fraternity or becoming a pirate. It’s pretty easy to feel confused – I remember going on my first mountain bike ride at 15 and being asked by another rider how I was fairing with rigid forks. “Huh…I’m not carrying any form of cutlery” was my response. Yes, friends, the learning curve was steep.