Technical Down Hill Mountain Biking [NOOK Book]

Overview

The key to down hilling is relaxing your upper body.
The steeper and rockier the hill is, the more tightly the rider tends to put a death grip on the handle bars. Most riders tend to slow down as they approach obstacles such as rocks, then apply both brakes.
If you don't apply your brakes, the rock will stop your wheel. This isn't good, as the rock can throw you off balance and completely kill any type of ...
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Technical Down Hill Mountain Biking

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Overview

The key to down hilling is relaxing your upper body.
The steeper and rockier the hill is, the more tightly the rider tends to put a death grip on the handle bars. Most riders tend to slow down as they approach obstacles such as rocks, then apply both brakes.
If you don't apply your brakes, the rock will stop your wheel. This isn't good, as the rock can throw you off balance and completely kill any type of momentum you have.
Relaxed riders won't slow down as much. The combination of extra momentum, no front braking at crucial moments will allow the wheel to bump over the rock and continue onward with little effort.
If you are going slow, it's essential to release your brakes as much as possible when you approach an obstacle. This may entail going a bit faster, although the result is much less painful. On steep hills, going really slow will always make things much more difficult.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013160774
  • Publisher: unique5stardeals
  • Publication date: 7/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,107,162
  • File size: 175 KB

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Not what you think it is

    This book starts with a few pages on downhill riding and the rest of it is a beginner's guide to mountain biking and the benefits of riding. While it is nice basic material, it is not a techinical down hill mountain biking guide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    LAME

    This book has little to do with DH. I learned more about technique reading a 3 page magazine article! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!

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    Posted October 18, 2011

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