Definition of mountain bike in English:

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mountain bike

Pronunciation: /ˈmount(ə)n ˌbīk/


A bicycle with a light sturdy frame, broad deep-treaded tires, and multiple gears, originally designed for riding on mountainous terrain.
Example sentences
  • The reason for this was that she had her mountain bike in top gear.
  • While walking by the perimeter fence of the playing fields, she noticed a man riding past on a mountain bike.
  • I try to get out on my mountain bike or racing bike as much as I can.


mountain biker

Example sentences
  • Since then he has become an avid road cyclist and budding mountain biker.
  • Evans, a former mountain biker and the first Australian to wear the pink jersey, held the overall lead for just one day.
  • At the age of 14 I used to work one day a week at a bike shop in Scarborough and I'm a keen mountain biker today.

mountain biking

Example sentences
  • The championships will host several competitions, ranging from road racing to mountain biking.
  • You can make mountain biking as challenging as you want to, varying your gears and route based on your ability.
  • The many activities available nearby include fly-fishing, shooting, mountain biking, golf, and horse riding.

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Syllabification: moun·tain bike

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