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Downhill bike vs. Freeride bike[edit]

the definetion of a freeride bike as a lighter downhill bike is not nesicarly correct. uci downhill racing bike are probably the lightest of the genre weighing in the 33-35 lb range. freeride mountain biking is quite a broad classification with a wide variaty of bikes being used, from north shore hardtails to 5 in travel slopestyle park bikes to the 10+ in travel big hit bikes.

Difference between Freeriding and Downhill?[edit]

I would like some more explanation of what the differences between these are. To me they are essentially the same thing. What does "riding free" mean, exactly? Mark Tatum 00:26, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

I think the main difference is downhill is a time trial, with the objective of getting down a specific course as quickly as possible. Whereas freeride is not timed (and not competitive?), where the aim is to ride off/over technical obstacles / drop-offs etc, as well as focused more on style.
Also freeride is not necessarily all downhill - some North Shore sections are fairly flat, possibly with some short uphills as well. That's just my thoughts on the matter - I am no expert on freeride. --Vclaw 17:35, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Downhilling is essentially racing. Freeriding is doing drops, jumps, and obstacles. The point of competitive freeriding is different tricks and style

I have hopefully addressed the confusion between the two for you all. I am somewhat experienced in the category. --Xernous
I se the freeriding vs downhill section being misleading, it appears to state that freeriding only consists of park style riding (slope style), and northshore style riding. This neglects the utah style drops and fully natural freeriding (as per red bull rampage).

Freeriding snowsports vs cycling[edit]

Suggest a disambiguation page because freeriding is really becoming a discipline in wintersports. To merely mention snowboarding in a cycling article is not enough.

Please remember your freestyle skiers, even bound by regulation, doggers have always pushed the limits and tested the boundries. We know what it means to be free....

There is more to freeriding than mountainbiking. The term is also used in ski/wintersports as well as watersports. I suggest a boader category. -

You can look in any dictionary and find that the mountainbiking style is not the primary definition of "freeriding": --Jacknstock 03:45, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

ok, so it's decided.....a dissambiguation page should be the primary article for "freeride" does anyone know how to make this happen?

Added J L Duguid[edit]

Hi, I've added james duguid to the list of well known riders, seeing as he's the guy in the photo appearing at the top of the article. and he's quite well know in britain. thanks user:tentpeak1.0 22.38, 24 May 2007 GMT


I've put the list of riders here since they serve no useful purpose at the moment (there's no additional info - I might as well put my name) and there are no references. If the riders are notable then they should have a article of their own and then wikilinks can be provided. Slinky Puppet 18:59, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Riders of this sport include Andreu Lacondeguy,Lluis Lacondeguy,Darren Berrecloth,Paul Basagotia,Ryder Kasprick,Matt Hunter,Wade Simmons,Geoff Gulevich,Cedric Gracia,Cameron Zink,Cameron McCaul, Aaron Chase,Trent Kidd,Timo Pritzel, Chris Donahue,Kyle Strait,Steve Romaniuk,Richie Schley,Anson Wellington,Glen Coe,Andrew Shandro,Jordie Lunn,Dave Watson,Carlo Diekmann,Kirt Vories,Shaums March,Kyle Richie,Mike Metzger,Grant Brashears,Josh Bender,Ryan Wenker, James Duguid,Andrew McKee,Michal Marosi,Richard Gasperotti, Drew Vogel,Alan Worth

Movies Section[edit]

I've snipped a little of the content from this section and left the link to the dedicated article. The deleted content duplicated that on the linked article. - Shrivenzale (talk) 15:46, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

famous freeriders[edit]

interest has been expressed by an anonymous editor to have a famous freeriders section. Does anyone know the names of any famous freeriders that could go in it? --Keithonearth (talk) 17:48, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Famous Freeriders:

Graham Agassiz Gee Atherton Paul Basagoitia Darren Berrecloth Robbie Bourdon Ben Boyko Aaron Chase Mitchell Chubey Jamie Goldman Geoff Gulevich Cedric Gracia Casey Groves Trond Hansen Mike Hopkins Matt Hunter Ryder Kasprick Mike Kinrade Tyler Klassen Andreu Lacondeguy Lluis Lacondeguy Michal Marosi Cam McCaul Lance Mcdermott Eric Porter Steve Romaniuk Brandon Semenuk Wade Simmons Andrew Shandro Kurt Sorge Kyle Strait Andrew Taylor Thomas Vanderham Dave Watson Greg Watts Cameron Zink —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:00, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Upgrade rating[edit]

Does anyone consider this article worth upgrading to B? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Infamouse (talkcontribs) 21:55, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I consider it a Start as it "may require further reliable sources.", so no, and I have rated it as such due to my marking the references as possibly not being WP:RS. There are all primary, no secondary, and worse appear promotional/advert, obvious SPAM removed. Widefox (talk) 00:17, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Freeride- Personal watercraft[edit]

Freeride is also a form of watersports. It involves riding personal watercraft in the ocean surf, using the waves as "ramps" to perform tricks such as back-flips and barrel rolls. Most often they are highly modified "stand-up" style craft.

This page should have a selection where the user can choose what type of freeride they are interested in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:12, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Serious issues[edit]

I cleaned up the article a bit, and marked the obvious problems remaining. The main one being WP:N by adding WP:RS. Widefox (talk) 12:28, 9 April 2012 (UTC)