How to Ride Down Stairs on a Mountain Bike: The 4 Key Tips

How to Ride Down Stairs on a Mountain Bike: The 4 Key Tips


Hi Groovers, Chris here from www.MTBtips.com with my Top 4 Tips for riding down
comment on top for tips for writing down stairs with more speed, ease and control. Stairs are great fun, and the skills you learn here can be applied to Mother Nature’s stairs on the trails, too. Click the link on screen or in the
description for the complete tips, including the ‘How to Ride Up Stairs’ video. Start
on just two or three steps, advancing to longer flights as your skills and confidence improve. Step 1. Look ahead to the stairs on approach,
then lead your bike down with your eyes. On short flights look ahead to the start, at the start quickly spot the bottom, then boost your eyes ahead to whatever’s coming next. Step 2. On approach: adjust to the speed you want to ride down, so that you start the stairs in total control. About walking pace for beginners. Too slow, and you’ll bounce about. Too fast, and you’ll lose control. On shorter stairs aim to descend with just a little rear
brake, or none at all. Feather both brakes on longer flights, or
flights with turns or landings to control your momentum and traction. Step 3. Approach the stairs in the Attack
Position, bent arms and legs, cranks horizontal with your weight through the
pedals. If you’ve got a dropper post, use it! At the stairs, ease the bar forwards and shift your Attack Position rearwards. to keep your weight through the pedals. Weighting your pedals helps you descend in control with
relaxed, light hands instead of leaning heavily on the bar. Step 4. Maximize that control by relaxing your limbs even more. Instead of resisting the shock with stiff
limbs, let them go a bit loose! Let your body suspension absorb the
shock, so you can Float your head smoothly and keep clear focus on your line. 1. Lead with your eyes. 2. Set your speed. 3. Attack Position – weight through the pedals. 4. Relax and Float your head. Like and
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