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Having done both, I'd say they are about equally dangerous with the edge going to downhill biking. It's easier to gain momentum on a downhill bike and harder to properly lose it. Additionally equipment failure is a bigger concern and generally more catastrophic. Downhill biking in the winter pads the ground (like skiing) but, during all seasons, trees ...


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You don't allow downhill skiing. Downhill on same terrain bike versus ski. You ski on snow. It is white and smooth. If it is not ice it is even soft. You bicycle on dirt and rock. Go down at 20 mph not even close. Bike has less rolling resistance so you gain speed faster. Bike has brakes and have to turn to stop on skis but I still say ski ...


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I once noticed something similar to this when climbing up a hill. The "grinding" sound was coming from a couple loose spokes. For a complete diagnosis you will need to provide more information and I can update my answer from there. First step, check the tensions of your spokes. Are there any obviously loose spokes? Tighten any loose spokes you might find. ...



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