Mountain Biking is of course one of the greatest delights and thrills of our times. This is a sport for people of different age groups. You just have to know how to ride a bike. There is obviously some risk relating to injuries and so a mountain bike should not be bought without a helmet. The ‘brain bucket’ is essential as they say. Te following skills if learnt well will take your mountain cycling career beyond the nervous starting points. Start with your own backyard or a park. Of course if you collapse on grass it is easier to handle than a fall on the pavement.
SCOTT introduced itself to the motocross goggle market with the first ever motocross specific goggle and later started selling motocross boots, grips and accessories by 1970. In 1986, SCOTT started the planet’s most stylish ski pole factory and soon went on to become the global leader in ski pole production. That very year SCOTT bought out its first mountain bike. In 1989, SCOTT took the history of bicycling for a toss with a very important introduction, that of the – the aerodynamic handlebar. The handlebar was tactfully made useful by American Greg Lemond in his 1989 Tour de France victory.
In 1991, SCOTT ventured into the manufacture of mountain bike suspension in association with Unishock. American Ruthie Mathes claimed victory in the MTB World Championship with Unishocks that same year taking its fame to new heights. In 1992, SCOTT carried its first full-suspension mountain bikes and later started a line of cycling shoes and helmets. SCOTT mountain bikes were there to stay.
In 1995, SCOTT mountain bikes introduce its first carbon mountain bike. It is what is called in biking lingo, a hardtail along with the various high points of a fully suspended frame. Due to several successes at the World Cup and at the Olympic Games, as well as great reporting in the media, the bike and the name, Endorphin, soon were household names. SCOTT mountain bikes introduced the lightest full-suspension mountain bike internationally. The name “G-Zero” became a legend in the conception and evaluation of the bike industry in 1998. In 2000, SCOTT booked mountain bike legend Thomas Frischknecht. That very year, SCOTT took to professional sponsorship of road racing.
By 2005 Scott started the Ransom, the bike that takes mountain biking to unattainable heights. The anticipations of biking are minimized by this bike. The Ransom has a sensible cumulative weight and boasts of a clever, competent suspension style. This bike defines the backcountry bike experience, with a frame that weighs under 7 lbs along with the rear shock (3080 grams with the shock) and allowing around 165 mm (6.5 inches) of riding.
– originally posted on BestBikeGuide.com