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What is Condition Four and what does it mean to a mountain biker?

For those new to mountain biking or just stopping by to see what this is all about, all bicycles have a frame decal with an icon indicating its use condition. The use condition ratings range from 0-5 and a condition 4 frame is considered an “all-mountain” mountain bike that’s best suited for rough technical areas and obstacles of moderate height. For point of reference, a condition 5 frame rating is reserved for bikes with a heavy-duty frame designed for freeride and jumping and a condition 0 frame is for children’s bikes.

What was the genesis of Condition Four Mountain Biking and what is our objective?

When I got back into mountain biking after a fairly long layoff, I spent a great deal of time seeking out the opinions of folks actively engaged in the sport. Even with the layoff, I considered myself a complete junkie almost immediately after I decided to re-engage the sport; just not many things better, in my humble opinion, than introspective time spent out on the trails. That said, I ultimately found the guidance provided me by the numerous local and online experts I sought out to be extremely useful in helping me dive back in without much reservation in regards to my new bike, gear purchases, trail selections, etc.

So, initially, Condition Four was started as a simple blog to share my thoughts, observations, adventures, and opinions with anyone willing to listen (read); and, to allow others to offer up their feedback, opinions, trail & equipment reviews, etc. in an effort to offer quality information and content for future visitors to the site.

The objective of the site was to simply serve as my contribution back to the mountain biking community; as well as, my acknowledgment of those who have been so willing to help me along the way.

The deeper I immersed myself into mountain biking and events throughout the Southeast, the more I realized I wanted to do more to further my objective and offer a real contribution to our unique community of mountain bikers.

That said, continue to visit our site throughout the summer for great content, trail & equipment reviews, training tips, etc. But, be on the lookout this fall for a change to our site that is sure to excite everyone in the mountain biking community!

One of the things I truly enjoy about getting out on the trails is all of the fascinating people I meet along the journey; so please feel free to shout at me anytime via the contact page or a reply to any of our posts.

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See you on the trails!