Watch: How to Ride Tight Switchback Turns [Mountain Bike Skills]

One of the scariest parts of mountain biking for new riders is often tight, downhill switchbacks. While most riders can make a simple flat turn on the road, these tight-radius turns on the trail can be tricky to master. The proper technique for these turns offers a counterintuitive solution: setting up on the inside of the turn to give yourself the most room to get around the outside. Confused? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down step-by-step and get you cornering like a pro.

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