trail bike


Definition of trail bike

: a small motorcycle designed for off-road use

Examples of trail bike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On paper, the Tallboy’s geometry looks more like an enduro rig than a trail bike, with just 120 millimeters of suspension and a 130-millimeter fork. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 18 May 2020 This easy-to-adjust kids’ hardtail mountain bike is a terrific first trail bike. Maggie Slepian, Popular Mechanics, 5 July 2022 Compared to the Atomic Vantage, the ride quality is plush, like a long-travel trail bike (the Atomic is more reactive, like a cross-country race bike). Heather Schultz, Outside Online, 4 Mar. 2021 For a lightweight trail bike these days, that’s impressive. Outside Online, 1 July 2020 The singlespeed is mostly a winter trail bike, a kind of riding that works best on a tubeless setup, to allow the low pressure that produces a larger contact patch for better traction and flotation. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 26 Jan. 2022 The NSW Police said officers also utilized their trail bike officers, Dog and Mounted Unit, divers and helicopter teams to help find the boy. Joelle Goldstein,, 6 Sep. 2021 In that analogy, the Shift would be a do-it-all 130-millimeter trail bike, and a lightweight tech binding would be a cross-country race bike. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 22 Feb. 2021 Specialized cut weight from this 150-millimeter-travel trail bike by using a less powerful motor and a smaller battery. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 30 Sep. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trail bike.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of trail bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 Aug 2022

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“Trail bike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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