Five tips for mountain biking


How can riding skills be the normal posture for the kids who are not proficient in mountain biking? The upper body is relatively low, looking down a little, looking down 10 meters from the road ahead, and the head is slightly inclined to stretch forward; The two hands bend naturally, not too straight.

If the two hands are too straight, it is easy to feel numb and tired, and the hands bend, which is convenient to bend the waist, reduce the center of gravity of the body, and prevent the impact force generated by the car bumps from being transmitted to the whole body; The two hands held the handlebars gently and firmly, and sat firmly on the seats.


Pedaling skills The pedaling methods of bicycle sports include toe down, free foot down and heel down.


The toe down: The characteristic of this kind of pedaling is that the toe is always down during the whole riding process.

This method has a relatively small range of motion of the ankle joint, which is more conducive to raising the frequency and easy to master, but the leg muscles are always in a tense state, which is not conducive to the natural use of acceleration through relatively small places, Ride comfort ★★★ 2.2.

Free pedaling: At present, some excellent athletes mostly use the free pedaling method.

This pedaling method is that the angle of the ankle joint changes according to different parts during the foot rotation.

Free pedaling conforms to the principle of mechanics, and the direction of force is consistent with the circular tangent formed when the pedal rotates, which reduces the range of motion of knee joint and thigh, which is conducive to improving the frequency of pedaling, naturally passing through the critical area, and reducing dead spots.

The thigh muscles can also be relatively relaxed.

But this method of pedaling is difficult to master.

It is recommended to use it frequently, riding comfort ★★★★ 2.3, heel down: the heel down pedaling method is slightly upward, heel down 8~15 degrees.

This method is rarely used in normal riding, but only a few people use the heel down pedaling method when they make excessive adjustment during riding.

Its characteristic is that the muscles change their force state in a short time, get a short rest, and achieve the purpose of recovering muscle fatigue.

It is recommended to use less.

Ride comfort ★★★ 3.

Turning skill 3.1 Tilting method: the car body is a line and tilts into the corner.

The center of gravity of the body inclines to the inside of the curve based on the car, and the people and the car maintain the same tilt angle.

Straighten the outer knee and subconsciously increase the strength, as if you are going to step down your foot (but if you really step down it, please don’t slide to avoid falling).

Use your inner knee to support the beam, which is a good way to adjust your trajectory.

Reduce the pressure and reduce the curvature.

The outside hand pulls up the handlebar slightly.

Two good opportunities to use tilt: You can accelerate at a less sharp turn (less than 45 degrees), and you can clearly see the front but unfamiliar curve on the wet asphalt road.

Two defects of tilt: In rainy days, although this turning technique can give you a good traction, its angle and weight distribution and arrangement are not conducive to the wet and slippery road; The tilt technique is not as sensitive as the corresponding twist.


Keep the car upright and lean into the bend.

Move forward until the nose and brake handle are in line.

Keep the car upright, tilt the body into the corner (enough to straighten the outer arm) and tilt the handlebar to the side inside the corner.

Bend the elbow of the inner arm to pull the handlebar back, while the outer arm pushes the handlebar out to turn the direction of the handlebar.

Keep both knees buckled in and continue to pedal.


Uphill and downhill riding technology is an important basic technology of mountain biking.

4.1: Uphill riding technology Uphill riding should maintain normal pedaling action and should not be forced suddenly.

Generally, standing or pulling riding should not be used, otherwise it will consume too much energy.

When encountering a short-distance slope, you should make full use of the inertia principle of object movement and pedal easily.

When approaching the top of the slope, you can use standing riding to increase the speed as much as possible, creating favorable conditions for downhill acceleration.

When encountering a long uphill, you should adjust the transmission ratio in time according to your physical condition.

Do not change the transmission ratio until you can’t ride and the speed is completely reduced.

You should resolutely avoid restarting.

When the slope is long or steep, you can alternately use the standing riding method to adjust the force position and let some muscles rest.

Don’t follow the car too close when going uphill.

Due to the force on the uphill, the vehicle often swings left and right, and may collide with the vehicle if it is too close to the vehicle.

In addition, the speed decreases significantly when going uphill, and following the car will limit your riding method.

4.2: downhill riding technology To achieve the desired effect, downhill riding should be brave and resourceful, bold and careful, focused, and keep close eye on the road ahead, ready to deal with any situation on the road at any time; Not only should we make full use of the inertia of the car, but also we should dare to step on and increase the speed.

When turning, the body and the car should keep consistent, tilt inward, and keep the upper body and the car in a straight line to overcome the centrifugal force.

The tilt angle is determined according to the speed and the size of the curve, but generally it should not exceed 28 degrees, otherwise there is a risk of slipping.

Control your speed before turning.

Slow down gradually with the method of braking.

When braking, use the front and rear brakes at the same time as much as possible.

The front brake can be slightly advanced.

Use the front brake.

The direction of the front wheel is required to be consistent with the direction of the car.

Otherwise, the rider’s weight and the inertia of the car will be limited and lead to a fall.

Release the brake after entering the curve to avoid unnecessary deceleration.

Do not use the rear brake too hard on the curve.

Otherwise, the car may turn around or slip.


Braking skills The front brake can provide you with very good braking force, but it can also make you become a flying man.

Let’s tell you how to brake.

Move the center of gravity backward when using the front brake.

When you use the front brake, your center of gravity will move forward naturally due to inertia.

You must practice consciously moving your center of gravity backward (lower your body and move your butt back) when you start to brake.