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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Set off on an Alpine journey from the foot of the Jungfrau to the crooked peak of the Matterhorn, and explore in myriad ways: by zip line, mountain bike, or canyoneering. National Geographic, "Swiss and French Alps Expedition: Mountain Adventure," 15 Sep. 2019 Interior Secretary David Bernhardt issued a directive that orders National Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management to develop rules that would allow eBikes wherever mountain bikes are permitted. Tom Stienstra,, "What eBikes mean for Yosemite, Point Reyes, Sequoia," 1 Sep. 2019 Opportunity drawing ticket prizes include a mountain bike, a three-day RV rental, a stuffed hiking backpack and 12 months of curbside trash service in Ramona. Ramona Sentinel, "‘The best four days of summer’," 31 July 2019 Theft: Newman Avenue A complainant told police about noon July 8 that a blue and black mountain bike was stolen from his residence. Bruce Geiselman,, "Bicycle thefts reported: Lakewood Police Blotter," 21 July 2019 Sunday Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Sept. 6-12," 5 Sep. 2019 Plenty of adults brought their mountain bikes, hybrids and beach cruisers or other types of bikes in to get worked on, too. Joseph Geha, The Mercury News, "Facebook’s free bike repair clinic gets kids, adults rolling again in Menlo Park," 25 Aug. 2019 The new park also unlocks the opportunity for Timberline patrons to ski and mountain bike in a single day — all without leaving the resort., "New Mount Hood bike park opens: ’It’s going to change the face of Timberline’," 12 Aug. 2019 Custer said the department will step up patrols along Main Street using all-wheel drive vehicles, mountain bikes and a John Deere Gator utility vehicle. Peter Marteka,, "South Windsor police seeing increase in illegal ATV use in farm fields," 24 July 2019

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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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