By Robert Hurst
The artwork of Mountain cycling will get deep contained in the topic mountain cycling, deconstructing it from yet-to-be explored angles, and explaining the means of path using like not anyone else ever has.
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So they say. I’ve never checked mine. Beyond these few parameters, things get much more foggy: saddle fore-aft and tilt, handlebar height, and stem length. Contrary to majority opinion on these matters, I like somewhat low bars and a slightly downward-pointed saddle. indd 20 8/24/11 12:07 PM RIDING BIKES ON TRAILS 21 I enjoy how my slightly forward and downward-pointed saddle turns level when the bike points up, like the benches of an incline railway. This makes steep climbs a little easier to handle.
Maybe there was another guy who had a great deal more fun than Ting, despite having to purchase more knives. Seems possible. On a two-wheeled vehicle, sometimes the flow of the trail is in the grooves, the “natural cleavages” where water would run; other times not. It may be more efficient, easier, to lift the tire onto or over a rock rather than trying to steer around it. Sometimes it may be easiest to simply let the tire impact a rock or root without trying to actively lift it, if the front of the obstacle is low enough, rounded or ramp-shaped.
Improvements in technical skill are almost as important as improvements in muscular strength for enabling the use of larger gears. Given that cadence is individualized, find the rhythm that suits you best at your current level of fitness and skill. indd 38 8/24/11 12:07 PM RIDING BIKES ON TRAILS 39 gear at all times, and work on developing your own style based on your own specific attributes and talents. Just like different types of bikes and equipment, different gears have different pros and cons.