With the optimized performance of today’s mountain bikes combined with the ergonomic body friendly geometry and the comfortable ride of modern bike suspensions mountain biking is more accessible to everyone these days. Add in that the number of women biking these days has reached a critical tipping point where mountain bike companies are now dedicating major resources to, and delivering the highest quality women specific bikes. This has been greatly appreciated by the female market and their numbers have increase proportionally. All of this combined with the new generation of modern “flowy” mountain bike trails that are easier to ride and easier on your body more people of both sexes than ever hitting the singletrack!
Even with a fine-tuned machine and a user-friendly trail mountain biking can still be intimidating. Learning skills on the fly can result in costly and potentially painful crash. As with many skills just having the confidence that you are doing it right makes all the difference. With all this in mind we are creating a mountain bike primer for those new to the sport. Read on to learn more about body positioning, braking, how to take tight corners and more!
Taking a mountain biking clinic from a trained instructor is the best ways to improve your bike skills, there are many different ways to approach a situation and varying circumstances and these tutorials can not cover all these differences. Always ride within your limits, mountain biking is awesome but does have inhering risks.
Downhill Body Positioning on the Bike
Uphill Body Positioning on the Bike
Cornering and Switchback
Having the proper body positioning actually makes everything about mountain biking easier, and it has a compounding affect. The easier things feel the more you flow and the easier things actually become. So take some time to learn the optimum positioning and it will pay off in dividends!
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