NEIL DONOGHUE TELLS US HIS TIPS ON HOW TO COUNTER STEER AROUND A CORNER WITH HIS MOUNTAIN BIKE
Counter steering on mountain bike is cunning, it is balancing act of drifting with precise riding. It is a technique that requires advanced thinking on how take it throughout the corner. During Counter steering, position the wheel in the opposite direction from the side you want to turn to for it will make the bike leaned properly. In cornering, there are basic steps to follow. First will be the turn with your hips by pointing your belly to the direction you want to go. The more you shift, the more you’ll drop and weight your outside foot. Second is using counter-pressure to steer into the turn. This is when to push forward with left arm to turn left and push forward with right elbow to turn right. The more you push with your left hand the sharper you’ll turn left, the more you push with your right the more you’ll turn right.
Neil is performing a counter steering at 2:10.
“Cornering is a real balance of riding skill on body position and it can take a long time until you feel you’re cornering well.” – Neil Donoghue
Another execution of Neil’s counter steering skill at 3:34.
Third tip is to look through the turn. A mountain biker should be looking at the middle of it, not the starting point of the corner. After all of the hip shifting and counter-pressure, keep in mind to look through the corner. Considering to have a progressive thoughts to avoid incident during trails.
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