Mountain Bike Equipment Skill Movement Learning Method

- Jan 22, 2019-

(1) Supporting downhill with the foot: When the athlete discovers a very steep and technically strong downhill track, he may feel that his ability is not up to. At this time, a movement between riding and walking can be adopted, which is very safe.

Lower the saddle first so that your center of gravity is concentrated in the back. In an emergency, your hips should even be close to the rear tires, with the front chest close to the saddle. When going downhill, support the ground with one foot, let the car descend, drag the support leg to ride, pay attention to the brake control. If you still lose control, put the car on the side of the road, or simply let the car go and avoid falling.

(2) Front wheel off the ground: When starting this exercise, choose a small slope and lower the seat half to lower the center of gravity of the body. Do not use a pedal with a foot cover to ensure you can get off at any time. A medium-sized crankset is recommended, but the flywheel on the rear wheel is slightly larger.

While practicing, step on the pedal a little, and the body will move forward over the handlebars, then slam the pedals, pull the handlebars, and lean back. Athletes should pay attention to the feeling that this kind of riding is like being in an easy rocking chair, but be sure to keep a finger holding the rear brake. If you feel that you want to fall backwards, pay attention to the rear brakes, you will have the opportunity to find a balance again; if the front wheels start to fall, pay attention to the force on the pedals to urge the front wheels to rise. The most important thing is to pay full attention to the role of the rear brake, which determines your speed control and balance.

(3) Rotation: Note that when you start practicing, when the body leaves the seat, ride as slowly as possible and keep the legs that are used to riding in the forward position. When you feel that you are about to lose balance, grab another pedal. When doing this exercise, if someone is protected at the side, the effect is even better. Also note that this exercise is best done under uphill terrain conditions.

After keeping it steady, turn the handlebars 45°, and your upper body will follow, turning parallel to the handlebars, while the center of gravity of the body is tilted forward, almost across the axis of the front wheel. Slightly rub the pedals first, hold the front and rear brakes, and then release. If the athlete is in balance, move back and forth. When doing this exercise, pay attention to the road surface in the first five or six feet.