Archive for March, 2010

Better Mountain Bike Rider Part III – Troubleshooting

In part III of this three-part series, we will discuss some common pitfalls rider have and how to overcome them.  Following is five common issues, and what to do about them. 1)   Problem: You feel like you are going to die on a climb. Solution: Tweak your form.  Lighten your grip on the bars. Open […]

Better Mountain Bike Rider Part II – Railing Corners

Q: How can I become a better mountain bike rider and carve up the turns? A: To rail any corner, there are essentially four steps involved in the turn.  They are: 1)   Set-up the turn: Picking the best line is crucial to any turn and begins well before the turn.  Look at the lines that […]

Better Mountain Bike Rider Part I – Better Braking

Q: How can I improve my braking to become a better mountain bike rider? A: Do you brake for no reason?  Have you done a panic stop, or lost all of your momentum because of an assumed threat?  Fear is the biggest culprit of SLS (Speed Loss Syndrome), which is an acronym I just made […]