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Definition of technical track?

james22b2james22b2 Posts: 132
edited June 2015 in MTB beginners
Could someone please help me out with a definition of "technical track" (and "non-technical track")?


  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    Technical tracks require more technique in order to get over obstacles - roots, rocks, small drops, etc.
    Non-technical tracks are easy to ride with no appreciable obstacles.
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  • mattyfezmattyfez Posts: 638
    As above, I'd just add that It's a relative term from my understanding.. You can easily say one route is more technical than another, based on the terrain, but you can't easily define the difference in abstract terms.
  • kammybearkammybear Posts: 500
    My general rule is,

    Technical = Slow, lots of things to slow you down...usually hard.

    Non-technical = fast, easy or hard as you want to make it.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,809
    My personal rule is that if you can ride it reasonably comfortably seated. It is not technical, for example Hicks lodge has some small bumps and some moderately beamed corners but can all be ridden seated, likewise the Kitchenor at Sherwood, other than the rock garden can all be ridden seated if you want to.
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