Monday, February 7, 2011

MTB Injuries Down

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????

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