How To Ride Steeps

Video GMBN
Date Mar 8, 2015

Some decent tips in here but there could be quite a bit more it seems.

What would you add to make this more complete? Upper body positioning? Arms?



Planter  - March 11, 2015, 8:54 p.m.

There's steeps and then there's really steep. I didn't see any of the latter in the video. Tips for the latter above and beyond what he said are: 1: Feel out how much traction you have with your rear brake, and then use the front accordingly. 2: Look for roots or big rocks that you can use as steps to hook your wheels onto. This can control your speed down a very steep slope. Any fixed bump on the slope is an opportunity for more traction. 3: Bike choice: 26 wheels are better at finding pockets of traction on very steep inclines. But when you hit the pockets of traction in #2 be sure to shift your weight back and go easy on the front brake. Bars that are too wide actually pull your weight forward and make it easier to endo, so choose your components sensibly.


Duggie Baws  - March 8, 2015, 8:39 p.m.

I think they forgot to mention the "attack position". That's my top tip for any aspiring British mtb experts.

Do I win some nsmb socks?


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