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Last Updated: Monday August 01 2005 15:01 GMT


Mountain biking can be fun and fast

Mountain bikes are built to travel at speed over rough ground.

Their strength means they can be taken to places bikes never went to before.

Downhill racing
This is seriously fast. Riders must use all their skill to stay in the saddle.

They are helped by technology like full suspension systems.

The 2002 downhill racing world cup was held at Fortwilliam in Scotland .

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