In the 1980s, a few American mountain bikers started buying and installing new gear to make their bikes more efficient and safer.
It was the beginning of the end of the chain.
It’s now part of the world’s biggest industry, and manufacturers say it’s making the world safer, with the latest models now used by more than 5 billion people.
But a recent survey found that nearly half of the 2,000 riders surveyed said they had lost their riding privileges.
That means, as the industry’s sales rise, they are increasingly taking advantage of safety features that weren’t designed for their bikes, such as crash bars that keep the bike stable and the seat cushions that absorb impacts.
The mountain bike industry has been slow to adapt.
The industry started in the 1970s when a single rider riding a bicycle was responsible for nearly all of the industry.
Now there are more than 20,000 brands in the United States, and there are roughly 3.4 million mountain bike riders in the country.
When it comes to safety, the big bike companies have taken the lead.
The American Mountain Bicycles Association, which represents manufacturers, says the industry has improved safety over the years and now offers crash protection to more than 6 million riders worldwide.
Manufacturers are also making big bets on technology that has become a staple of modern bikes.
The Xtreme carbon fiber fork, a popular option for riders who ride more than 30 miles a day, has become popular with riders in North America, Europe and Japan.
And in the last few years, the companies have started using technology like radar-guided seatbelts that could save lives.
At the same time, the industry faces an uphill battle in making safety technology available to the general public.
A recent study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that, while the majority of American riders now use seatbelters, only 14 percent of American children ride in a helmeted manner.
“Safety is still a hot button topic in this industry,” said Greg McPherson, the president of the American Mountain Bike Association.
McPherdson said that in many cases, companies are trying to do more than just offer safety features.
They’re also trying to get riders to buy into their products and to take advantage of them.
In addition to safety features, the bike companies offer discounts on parts and other goods that can be a life saver for a rider.
For example, Mountain Equipment has been selling its seat belts and other safety equipment to the public since 1998.
Some companies, such, Garmin, are offering free helmets for riders with an insurance policy through their own website.
Others, like Trek, are trying out their own safety features like crash bars.
Still, McPhollins group said there is a growing divide in the mountain biking world.
There are a lot of different brands that make bikes, and they have different brands with different products.
It’s a little confusing,” McPhelly said.
He said the industry is doing a good job in trying to keep its focus on safety.
However, McPaterson said the trend toward the larger bikes has been a boon for the industry, especially since the advent of the electric bike.
Many riders are now riding in larger bikes that are more comfortable and faster.
McPhelson said they’re also using the larger size to help them avoid crashing.
On average, the average rider rides about 15 miles a week, McPatrick said.