How to endo & “endo turn” a mountain bike

How to endo & “endo turn” a mountain bike


whether you’re doing one by accident or on purpose endows are a great way to bust your ass on a mountain bike that’s all the more reason to get comfortable with endows and practice them frequently to do an endo and up off your seat and apply pressure to your front brake for starters try breaking a little in the grass and getting your back wheel off the ground just a little bit to progress further don’t go pushing your brake harder instead move your body further forwards to transfer weight to the front of the bike on that note be prepared to release your brake if you feel yourself going too far forwards as it will allow your bike to return to a normal position even then it may not be enough to save you I almost always land on my feet when going over the bars but I’ll stop short of telling you to practice this purposely if you try doing endows enough you’ll be no stranger to going over the bars once you feel comfortable with endows you can learn to do an endo turn these can be useful for turning around quickly navigating a sharp turn or just adding some style to your riding to do an endo turn you’ll need to turn and then go into an endo you need to look where you want to be with your eyes to make this work once you’re up in an endo turn you’ll need to maneuver your bike straight again or the bike will kind of fold over onto the ground you can do smaller endo turns and work your way up gradually I’d say and O’s are extremely important to learn not so much for the sake of doing endows but rather as a training exercise to gain more control over your bike add this to the list of fun techniques you can practice on a mountain bike thanks for watching and ride safe you