New study performed over 14 years and published in the Feb issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows MTB injuries have dropped 56%.
“The large decline we found in mountain bike-related injuries is likely due to a combination of factors,” said Lara McKenzie, PhD, principal investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “While some of the decline may be explained by a decrease in the number of people riding mountain bikes, there have also been a number of improvements to the bicycle design, such as disc brakes and dual-suspension systems, that give the rider greater control of the bike and may help to reduce the incidence of injuries.”
Very interesting article at the Science Blog. However I would really like to read the actual study... anyone have a extra copy of the AJSM... ya know, just lay'n around????