NEIL SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON HOW TO FIND MORE SPEED ON MOUNTAIN BIKING
Making speed on mountain biking is one of the requirement to become a better rider. Try to find the fastest line in order to make speed on the trail. In the first section, it was rapid at the speed for it will cause flat landed which he was losing a bit of momentum and missing out on the pump then Neil did was a pre-hop into the trail and get an amount of pump from that bottom transition and try to smash the bike into the ground by using rear wheel where you get the most speed and the safest way. If it’s really fast and landed in a front wheel, it’s not a good thing either so what Neil did was to hang back on the bike and wait the rear wheel and don’t let the front wheel touch on the ground. With that speed, pumping will get it right and bunnyhop before the slope. Neil got a good pump in the corner but then straight squat is fluctuating where he was trying to paddle to get much power for it will give a bit smoother.
“Making speed from the trail is almost like the holy grail of mountain biking you go from battling it to really harnessing it should be smooth it should be a control and it should be fast.” – Neil Donoghue
Neil carries speed on another 50 meters at 2:34
If you’re going to hit up deep holes and big lumps, your rear tire gonna be squashed and could end up being crashed so it is safer to pump in a gap over section and continue to paddle. After he was come down in fast section, he did a left hand corner to slide a little bit to a support underneath the tree by using the berm to carry much more speed. And when Neil encountered a steep climb, what he was trying to do was using his horsepower but also to pump down. By flipping his twin lock lever kept him shorten the travel and to keep the bike up and more vigorous climbing stance.
“Right it’s a very first section there’s sort of a forefoot rolling, it’s quite steep at the speed you hit it so that time pretty much landed flat lost the bits piece what we try.” – Neil Donoghue
Neil tries a little bit more speed underneath the tree at 4:58
“I have much elevation, you have to ride same trail all the time do it hundreds of times to feel like you’re a getting so you get a good feeling for when it is fast.” – Neil Donoghue
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