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1001 Mountain Bike Tips

1001 Mountain Bike Tips

1001 Mountain Bike Tips

1001 Mountain Bike Tips is packed with expert MTB advice from cover to cover Inside, you’ll find tons of riding techniques from beginner to advanced, we show you how to achieve peak bike fitness which will allow you to ride at your best, how to maintain and upgrade your mountain bike, plus a whole lot more. We’ve worked with MBUK, the UK’s best-selling mountain bike mag, to bring you the best and most up to date advice around, along with plenty of input from a host of pro riders and top coaches. Our aim is that 1001 Mountain Bike Tips will help take your mountain bike skills and knowledge to the next level. Inside this special edition, you’ll discover how to: • Improve your cornering • Hit jumps with confidence • Take on steep drops • Ride switchbacks • Sort out your suspension • Set-up an e-bike • Bleed your brakes • Go tubeless • Build bike fitness • Get stronger • Warm-up properly • And much more!

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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1 min.
welcome

Thanks for picking up 1001 Mountain Biking Tips. This special edition is packed with expert MTB advice from cover to cover. Inside, you’ll find tons of riding techniques from beginner to advanced, we show you how to achieve peak bike fitness which will allow you to ride at your best, how to maintain and upgrade your mountain bike, plus a whole lot more. If it’s technical MTB knowledge you’re after, then look no futher than our features on suspension, frame geometry and wheel size, they breakdown everything you need to know. We’ve worked with MBUK, the UK’s best selling mountain bike mag, to bring you the best and most up to date advice around, along with plenty of input from a host of pro riders and top coaches. Our aim is that…

3 min.
5 easy hacks to improve your riding

1 CHECK YOUR FOOTING If there’s one ‘how to’ tip that everyone in the mountain biking world has heard, it’s to drop your outside foot in corners. While this can be correct for the right corner, the biggest beginner mistake I notice is riders dropping their outside foot before they’ve even reached the corner. If you think of the basic process of entering a corner, it’s about getting on your line, braking, then cornering. If you drop your outside foot while trying to brake, you’ll have very little stability when you need it most. Passion and drive are important behaviours in sport – they motivate us to give it our all. But this passion and enthusiasm to go fast can sometimes get in the way of proper technique, especially when you’re new…

2 min.
first ride basics

ROUTE PLAN Think about where you’re going to ride. This allows you to prepare what you’ll need to take, and ensures that the trail is right for you. Think about length and technicality – if you’re new, you might not want to ride a 40km epic! Even if you’re at a trail centre or bike park, it’s worth noting that one centre’s blue-graded descent may be more like another’s red. Don’t let that put you off – just make sure to ask other riders for advice if you’re unsure. CHECK YOUR BIKE I’ve coached people who tell me their bike is fine, but I’ll check their tyre pressures later and find they’ve only got 10psi in them. Basic checks before a ride can reduce the chances of a mechanical. It’s worth running through…

5 min.
up the ante with brendan fairclough

So you’re pretty confident on a bike. You can get down most trails, keep it on two wheels, and hitting a jump no longer sends you straight to hospital. With a few years’ experience under your belt, you’ve built up a good skills base. But here’s where progression can stagnate, because it’s easy to stick with what you can already do, and not push yourself further. Jumping and cornering are two things every rider wants to nail, but where it’s common to hit a bit of a plateau. So, as a pro known for both his speed and style, we asked Surrey’s finest, Brendan Fairclough. to give us some tips on how to keep that progression level rising! PRO-FILE BRENDAN FAIRCLOUGH JOB Pro racer for the Scott DH Factory Team CREDENTIALS With eight…

9 min.
master the mud!

The UK winter produces some pretty foul riding conditions, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a miserable time on your bike. With the correct planning, kit, bike set-up and a few top tips, you can have a glorious time shredding in the mud. Here’s our top advice from over 30 years of riding in the best and worst that the British weather can throw at us. 1. BIKE & BODY PREP Correct kit makes wet rides more enjoyable Investing in decent winter riding kit and a few conditions-specific parts for your bike is essential, to avoid ending up soaked to the skin and freezing cold, and keep that smile on your face. Changing tyres is a faff, especially if you’re running tubeless, but it’ll improve control massively on natural terrain. And…

2 min.
get the most from your gopro

The phrase, ‘the best camera is the one that’s with you’ has never been truer since the rise of the wearable action camera. Almost everyone has one, and for good reason. After all, what’s the point of sending that scary jump if you can’t show your riding buddies afterwards? There are loads of brands out there producing really solid action cams, but there are a few key features to look out for – frame rate, low-light capabilities and stabilisation. Resolution isn’t included in that list, because pretty much every action cam now records in at least 1,080p Full HD, which is usually all you’ll need. The 4K options are a nice extra – and give you a bit more room to play around in the edit – but video resolution…