Why Lowering Your Seatpost for Skinnies and Other Technical Terrain Reduces Your Odds of Getting Injured

Much has been written about the benefits of lowering your seatpost for some of mountain biking’s terrain challenges, especially since the advent of dropper seatposts. Better maneuverability on technical descents seems to be mentioned most often. But lowering your seatpost has another advantage, and it can come into play when you’re riding skinnies, holding a line through a …

How To Prepare Your Eyes to Ignore Your Survival Instincts When Riding Skinnies

There are many elements to successfully riding a difficult technical obstacle like a high skinny, but one that doesn’t get much attention is when and where to focus your eyes. I’ve found that vague reminders like, “Eyes ahead!” or “Don’t stare at what you’re trying to avoid!” are nearly useless. My brain is just not wired …