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Byline: Shea Andersen SANDERSEN@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3621
With the city's blessing, mountain bikers get the thrills they crave at a new terrain park
In case you haven't been watching, mountain bikes have changed.
You can still find the trusty trail bike rattling, even dashing, around the Sandia Mountain foothills.
But there's a new breed of bike and biker out there. And they make you and your old mountain bike look like you need training wheels.
These new bikes fly but not the way other bikes sail up and down hills.
Instead, think "chopper." Think short hops and long leaps. And think of paying $2,000 to $3,000 for one.
"It goes hand in hand with the whole extreme sports thing," said Travis Coleman, a professional bike racer who rides and races the new bikes. "They're a totally different type of thing than typical cross-country riding."
The only problem: There …