mountain bike


Definition of mountain bike

: an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears

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Other Words from mountain bike

mountain bike intransitive verb
mountain biker noun

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Hike, mountain bike, fly fish, horseback ride, or just take a chairlift up the mountain for some scenic selfies. The Editors, Seventeen, "The Best Road Trips to Take With Your Besties," 27 Aug. 2018 My daily rider/errand-runner is a 1998 Gary Fisher Marlin mountain bike. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review," 14 July 2018 That's pretty generous considering the kind of abuse mountain bikes endure. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "What's the Point of an Electric Mountain Bike?," 16 Dec. 2018 Hausknecht dropped to the ground immediately while the gunman fled the scene on a light-colored mountain bike, police said. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Gunman who shot dead George H.W. Bush's former doctor was wearing 'fully-loaded' backpack, police say," 24 July 2018 The Snow Summit ski resort near Big Bear this year also added a summer day camp that lets kids hike, scale a 30-foot climbing wall, play on a trampoline, ride a chair lift and speed around on a mountain bike, among other activities. Hugo Martin,, "Another weak snow season brings zip lines, yoga, cycling to California resorts this summer," 29 June 2018 Portland, Oregon History lesson: The Pacific Northwest hasn't always been about mountain bikes and microbreweries. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities In America and Why You Should Visit," 18 Oct. 2018 Kayaks can run you hundreds of dollars and a good-quality mountain bike creeps into the thousands. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "6 Tips for Making Outdoorsy Activities More Affordable," 20 Oct. 2018 Go on an epic mountain bike ride, enjoy a picnic on the beach and get a taste of Santa Barbara’s local craft brew scene during a Central Coast mini-vacation. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Sample bites, bikes and brews on tour offered by Santa Barbara hotel," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of mountain bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mountain bike

: a type of bicycle that has a strong frame, thick tires, and straight handlebars and that is used for riding over rough ground

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