Freeride demands stable material
Due to the enormous stress of jumps and drops, the material is incredibly demanding. Freeride often also means trying things out without losing the output, e.g. to know the landings. Often unexpected obstacles then appear, so that stability is above all else depending on the wheels. A lightweight construction is absolutely out of place.
Bike parks offer the opportunity to ride different routes, including the often downhill and freeride slopes. The downhill is the speed, the freeride it is the drops and jumps the most fun.
How did freeride come about?
Many well-known freeriders come from Canada, where the scene has also built trails in deep forests. These include artificial sections to drive there. Daring constructions made of wooden ramps and seesaws require a high degree of concentration and driving skills. In Whistler and Vancouver, the well-known North Shore trails have emerged, many Bike Parks take this as a model for a track construction. Offshoot of the freeriders is the Red Bull Rampage in Utah, where the riders build their lines and jumps themselves to present their riding skills as spectacularly as possible.
Freeride was the model for many areas in the MTB Sport, and some disciplines have emerged, as well as Gravity or Dirt Jump. In addition to the material, the fun is always trying new things, and this without a lot of rules. A good suspension, with plenty of suspension settings and a sturdy frame are important points, the wheels are the link between the rider and the ground. If these are not up to the task, the ultimate freeride experience will be neither on the North Shore trails, nor set somewhere else.
Freeride means freedom and your own driving ideas to realize. Our wheelsets give you the freedom to support your freeride.