This was truly a very formative time in what mountain biking has become today. The current bikes of today were born from the kind of abuse that this early “free” riding was doing to the bikes of the day. The answer? Build the bikes strong and HEAVY, don’t worry if you can pedal it up hill, just build it so it won’t break. Today’s enduro bikes are born from the freeriding of that era, because of what we were doing to the bikes they made back then, we now have bikes fully capable of freeride type riding that are pedal efficient as well.
The modern trail designs have evolved too, making the riding more flowy and forgiving on the bike and rider.

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