Downhill is a sport that consists of driving special bikes called off-road mountain bikes. It is a discipline that takes place completely downhill on mountain or hilly paths, compete with individual chronometer. Mountain bikes are designed with a robustness and increased efficiency especially for disjointed and irregular terrain such as mountain ranges. There are now many categories in which to practice like cross country, cycling, enduro. Freeride, slopestyle and trial.
Extreme adrenaline sports are not without risk; Speeds during downhill can reach 80km / hour, so the used guards are particularly robust. Full helmet, eyeglasses, mask, gloves, knee pads, elbows, bibs, parasols and collars are part of the recommended equipment.
Practicing Downhill at Good Levels requires technique and exercise as it is a sport where countless agility, change of direction, and strength, so that you can always keep the bike running and get off at maximum speed.
The body undergoes numerous stresses in the downhill phase because of this it is very important for a muscular background training that allows the suppression of pressure on the skeleton and joints. It is not important to increase excess muscle mass, but it is essential to increase strength while maintaining the same weight.
In the territory of Como and in the province of Lecco we can find well-equipped areas such as the Bobbio Plans with the Bike Park Gravity 0, where once you arrive at the cable car station there is only the embarrassment of choice among the many trails.
The Pian delle Betulle, where free ride enthusiasts enjoy paths of various difficulties and the cable car up the mountain top.
Mount San Primo, in the heart of the Lariano Triangle, has lifts and downhill facilities equipped for every level of difficulty, where you can spend exciting sports days. These facilities also have the option of renting bikes for the day.