i guess its not that cool really. i n=mean, i think its cool but i dont think the rest of the civilised world does.
the "cool" aspects from a media pewrspective are the downhill, 4x, freeride stuff.
cool for me is an evening ride in the setting sun and a pub on the way home.
Won't argue with you on the media-side on this. That is so sure...(and makes mtb a little uncool). But as I see it from my
perspective every thing about mountainbiking is SO cool. Ridning with your buddies on the trailbrikes and hitting the bub on your way back home, rideing your Orange 222 like it is stolen on the downhill tracks. Even standing in the startbox with your shaved leges along Henrik Djernis and Michael Rasmussen back in the days... I have to say that everything I have been doing aound the world of mtb makes me think it more cool than anything else. Maby the only un-cool thing with mountainbikeing is when people ride on them on the road. Some folks that cant seem to figure out that almost ANY other bike would be nicer to ride on the road... But MTB is über-cool!
I agree whole heartedly with all of your points
(but not being able to spell or use a spellchecker is uncool
I think that mountain biking is cool if you are talking about the early days(upto the mid 90's)but now it is just a joke; 29er
(road bikes with flat bar's
all of this "freeride" crap
(are we not all free when riding
Cool = three up front and 6/9 at the rear and lots of ti/anodized parts/cnc'ed alloy and maybe some carbon for good measure,period