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Mountain Biking Skills 2019

Mountain Biking Skills 2019

If you're serious about taking your MTB riding to the next level, don't miss Mountain Biking Skills. Inside you'll find everything you need to know to make the most of pretty much anything a trail can throw at you. Crammed with advice from the UK's top coaches and riders, this issue gives you with the best and most up to date riding knowledge available. We've divided most of the mag into blue, red and black sections to help give the most relevant advice for the grade of trail you're currently riding and equip you with all the knowledge you'll need to start riding more challenging trail. Each skill is broken down into easy to follow coaching points and step-by-step photos. Here are just some of the skills we cover... • Riding berms • Hitting jumps • Tackling roots and rocks • Riding drop-offs • Cornering with speed • Riding steep sections • Pulling manuals • Getting big air

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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IN THIS ISSUE

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mountain biking skills

Immediate Media Company Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST Web www.immediate.co.uk Tel +44 (0)117 9279009 EDITORIAL Editor Richard Owen Design Mark Rutkowski CONTRIBUTORS Steve Behr, Russell Burton, John Coefield, Andrew Dodd, Brendon Fairclough, JIll Kinter, Andy Lloyd, Danny Macaskill, Andrew McCandlish, Olly Morris, Tracy Moseley, Alex Rafferty, Joe Rafferty, Kaos Seagrave, Luke Webber, Greg Williamson ADVERTISING Group Advertising Manager Gino De Antonis, ginodeantonis@immediate.co.uk CIRCULATION Trade Marketing Manager John Lawton john.lawton@immediate.co.uk PRINT & PRODUCTION Production Co-ordinator Ian Wardle ian.wardle@immediate.co.uk Printed in the UK by William Gibbons Distributed in the UK by Seymour Distribution Ltd, 2 East Poultry Avenue, London EC1A 9PT Telephone 020 7429 4000 IMMEDIATE MEDIA COMPANY Content Director Rob Spedding Publisher Alison Worthington Managing Director, Sports James Long Chief Executive Officer Tom Bureau…

1 min.
welcome

Congratulations! By choosing this special edition you’ve taken the next pedal stroke (or perhaps uplift) on your journey to becoming a better rider. Inside you’ll find everything you need to know to make the most of pretty much anything a trail can throw at you. Crammed with step-by-step advice from the UK’s top coaches and riders, this issue gives you with the best and most up to date riding knowledge available. We’ve divided most of the mag into blue, red and black sections to help give the most relevant advice for the grade of trail you’re currently riding and help you take your skills to the next level! WARNING Many of the riding techniques featured in this publication are suitable for advanced cyclists only. Individuals carrying out any of the techniques do so at…

1 min.
improve your balance

DRILLS TO BUILD SKILLS Open your hands in your attack position – you shouldn’t be pulling or pushing with your hands, just balanced on your feet.…

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bike park ready

’ERY DAY I’M SHUTTLIN’ Follow these tips to help you make the most of your day in the bike park QUICK ONCE-OVER Even if you don’t tweak your set-up, check your bike, making sure that all the bolts are torqued correctly, the brake pads have life left in them and the suspension pressures are right. EASE IN Don’t drop in blind on the hardest trail in the park – it’s only going to end in tears. Build things up slowly and look before you leap on jumps. Qualifiers at the start of trails are a good way to gauge how hard things are going to be. Build up the pace, but be conscious of when you’re getting tired and stop before you crash. FUEL RIGHT It’s amazing how many riders we see on uplift days who are…

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easy hacks to improve your riding

1 min.
correct a slide

Without berms to support your cornering, there’ll be times when your bike will slide while turning on natural terrain. The key is to go with it and not be afraid – it’s amazing how fast you can react and correct yourself if you commit. You can master this technique by letting yourself slide and practice correcting yourself. It’s a good idea to wear kneepads while you learn this. TIPPING POINT…