Pedaling narrow trails requires special skills that you can develop and improve during every ride. Here's what IMBA recommends:
Start by keeping your arms flexed, not locked. On rocky or rutted trails, try to follow the path of least resistance. Imagine where you want your bike to go, and don't focus on the obstacles you want to avoid (if you do, you'll probably hit them). Learn to use both your front and rear brakes. On steep climbs, lower your elbows and drop your upper body closer to your bike's top tube. This helps you maintain tire traction. Finally, hold the handlebars firmly but not with a death grip as too much squeezing will tire you out and increase steering mistakes.
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Specialized Epic bicycles at Cross Country Cycle.
Epic "brain" technology automatically locks out the rear shock from any pressure from above (aka. seat bob). It allows you to not only descend faster than a hardtail but also climb faster because you get better traction over roots and rocks.
Thule is our Rack of Choice!
At Cross Country Cyclewe are a full line, full service Thule shop, and proud of it. With Laura and John certified in "Rack-It Science", an expert is always on hand to help you choose the best rack for you.
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