Mountain biking is great. It's a great sport. A great way to get outdoors. A great way to blow off steam. A great way to meet new people. And so much more as well.

But that doesn't mean it's all thumbs up all the time. Even lottery winners have problems. Nothing is perfect.

So what are we talking about? What's wrong with mountain biking? There's not an awful lot, but there are certain things that grind a lot of riders gears, can put a frown on a mountain biker's face or are just really f*cking annoying.

Here's what we mean...

1) Spending longer getting to trails than you spend riding

18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking

18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking

2) Pseudo “innovation"

Suspension stem anyone?

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3) ...and the price tag that comes with the changes

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 2

4) When trail runners commandeer a trail and call it their own

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 3

5) Weather ruining trails and riding plans

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 4

6) P-u-n-c-t-u-r-e-s

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7) The mucky dance between doorway and shower. You know the one we mean...

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 3

8) Stupidly long climbs. No skill, no fun, just exhaustion...

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 3 5

9) And the fact that the downhill at the top is over all too fast

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 31

10) Maintenance issues (and the fact they bring you back to point 3)

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 32

11) Trail snobs

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 33

12) Insects on insects on insects on insects

Thankfully, not lifesize

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13) People who try and show you their Strava

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14) Trail hazards getting up in your flow

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 37

15) Cleaning shit

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16) The rider who has a lot of money and would like to tell you about everything he or she is wearing

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 30

17) People who modify trails to meet their own personal needs

Though if they were doing it with this kind of equipment, the mods might be alright...

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18) ...and finally of course, having to leave the trails at the end of the day!

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18 Things That All Mountain Bikers Hate About Mountain Biking 3

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