In this episode, Paul shares the #1 skill mountain bikers actually need to work on, mountain bike skills myths, how mountain bike skills and fitness are related, and whether watching videos online can be a substitute for in-person skills coaching.
The proper technique for switchback turns on a mountain bike may seem counterintuitive: set up on the inside of the turn to give yourself the most room to get around the outside. Watch to see how it works.
Ryan Leech is a mountain bike trials rider who has starred in many mountain bike films over the years and has performed live in front of audiences around the world. He’s also a mountain bike skills coach and trainer, offering online programs covering topics like wheelies, cornering, and jumping.
Riding drops on a mountain bike can be super fun, and totally safe. But before you go hucking yourself off the biggest drop you can find, watch this video where Simon Lawton shows how to safely hit drops on a mountain bike.