There's mountain biking, and then there's #mtb on instagram.

The former involves the mud, sweat and tears that make up the sport, while the latter pretends it's all perfect trails, sunshine and sexy whips - and it's something we're all guilty of doing.

Sometimes digging trails isn't quite as glamorous as it seems on social media though. Here are 10 examples of the kind of thing we're on about...

Your Bike On Instagram

Your Bike In Reality

bike in reality

bike in reality

Bailing On Instagram

Bailing In Reality

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mtb crash1

Building Trails On Instagram

Building Trails In Reality

trail build

trail build

The View From The Trail On Instagram

The View From The Trail In Reality

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Riding in Winter On Instagram

Riding In Winter In Reality

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Riding in Summer On Instagram

Riding In Summer In Reality

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Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 12.13.50

MTB Wildlife On Instagram

MTB Wildlife In Reality

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Trees On Instagram

Trees In Reality

mtb crash

mtb crash

Airtime On Instagram

Airtime In Reality

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The Local Trail on instagram

Chase in woods #enduro#trail#downhill#course#poursuite#follow#ride#bikes#bikelife#photo#dh#mtb#montainbike#moutain#montain#woods#ambiance#forest#bikeporn#instabike#followus#followme#likes#likeforlike#like4like

A photo posted by @_soozy__ on

The Local Trail In Reality

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morning trail2

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