Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Arp Smith0
Downhill Mountain Biking Basics
Can you feel it?
The rush of wind on your face.
The thumping in your chest as you slide down a trail that is a little steeper and trickier than you thought?
Mounting biking is a sport for all ages and skill levels. Mastering a few simple skills will aid in the enjoyment of cruising through forests and mountainsides.
One of the most critical skills is going downhill. Here are a few quick tips to make your next downhill adventure less terrifying:
- Lower your seat. Before any epic downhill, take a minute to lower your seat about an inch to help lower your center of gravity.
- Slide back in the saddle and grip the seat with your inner thighs. This provides more control and stability.
- Pump your brakes. Sliding is your worst enemy, so alternating your back brake with your front break keeps your speed under control without going into a slide.
For an in-depth look at downhill mountain biking, check out our Complete Guide to downhill mountain biking. Now get off your butt and go for a ride!
The Complete Guide can be found at: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/complete-guide-to-downhill-mountain-biking-part-1-25183/