|Mountain Biking in Karnataka|
The history of the mountain bike includes contributions from cyclo-cross in Europe, the Roughstuff Fellowship in the UK, and modified heavy cruiser bicycles used for freewheeling down mountain trails in Marin County, California. However, it was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that road bicycle companies started to manufacture mountain bicycles using high-tech lightweight materials. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, mountain biking moved from a little-known sport to a mainstream.
Mountain biking is an ever evolving sport that has recently seen a huge flux of popularity but has firm roots in experimentation with non "mountain" style bicycles. The sport consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, with specially equipped mountain bikes or hybrid / cross road bikes. Most mountain bikes share similar characteristics with other bicycles but they underscore durability and performance in rough terrain: knobby tires, large frame tubing, front fork suspension or dual suspension shock absorbers, 26 inch and also 29 inch tires. The durability factor results a far heavier bicycle weight to rider ratio than their road touring bicycles. Levered shifters for gear rations and lever brake systems are common. Recent trends find riders using fixed gear systems, single speed systems and internal gear systems.
One of the finest places for mountain biking is Dandeli forest. The innumerable trails in the forests offer excellent conditions for this adventure sport. There is an easy trail for beginners and tough trails for the more experienced.
Just you and your bike. Through jungle trails that cut through giant trees and undulating streams. The biking experience of a lifetime. The trails offer some fantastic scenery in and around the Cauvery valley. One of the finest places for mountain biking is Dandeli forest. The innumerable trails in the forests offer excellent conditions for this adventure sport. There is an easy trail for beginners and tough trails for the more experienced. The mountain-biking experience is offered by Ozone at the Cauvery Fishing Camp and also by Kamat Eco-tours.