HERE ARE THE FEW TIPS TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES WHEN RIDING A HARDTAIL ON MOUNTAIN BIKE!
This article will going to teach you on how to avoid these common mistakes on mountain biking and to work effectively on your skills. Body position, braking and line choice are relevant on riding a bike and make it sure to correct the wrong mindset. With the help of professional mountain biker, they will help you to get informed, entertain and inspire to become one of the best rider. They will going to emphasize what is capable of, what you should do to push you to its limits and they’re going to show few things on how to eliminate mistakes. First thing to analyze is BODY POSITION, this will help to detach your core mass from the bike so you can stay smooth, in control and in balance. The best way to get your body from bump ride is to lower your saddle to help you move around on the bike. Make use of your body as a suspension like use your arms as much as possible to absorb the impacts. Second tip to avoid mistakes is by BRAKING POSITION, use brakes smoothly and equally to help you to control speed. Try to brake before rough sections as it will make you unbalanced and avoid always dragging brakes. When it comes to rough trail and bunk turns, just feather your brakes and don’t lock them up. The professional mountain biker says,
“I’ve seen a lot of rider as rigid as a rake. Everyone rides real stiff and bit nervous on what’s coming up because you were riding a hardtail, you can feel every single bump.”
The professional biker shows a proper body position at 0:34.
Techniques on how to brake properly on turning section at 2:52.
Third strategy would be PUMPING by pushing to carry the speed and conserve energy. By bringing the technique of pumping is the most efficient way to gain more speed. Riders will eventually realize how much speed will give, it is a crucial tool in gaining amplitude in your jumps and finding grip where others slip. The fourth one is CLIMBING, it is not always the most enjoyable part of a ride but there’s nothing to be anxious about. The best tip on climbing on mountain bike to sit back at the saddle, pull over your weight at the back of the wheel so that front wheel starts to lift up. Keep your weight low, forward and seated.
The biker shows off his pumping skills at 4:13.
Fifth tip is MINDSET. It is important to have a correct mindset from negative mindset and gaining your confidence within your abilities. Lastly, LINE CHOICE is a solution and momentum paths in mountain biking. Choose your line carefully, even if in hardtail it’s so hard to look for smoother line but you can find a smoothest line eventually. And most importantly keep an eye out for creative lines on the trail.
This professional biker says,
“This is the biggest mistake a lot of people to do and that is not using the full potential on a hardtail and that would generating a lot more speed.”
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