You have a bike, but now? A small riding trails, some asphalt and yet Woods. The actual technology is not there yet, but the willingness to do mountain biking. The mountain biking is so enticing, but leaves the asphalt is sometimes difficult.
Table of contents
- Climbing the mountain
- Descend by mountain bike
- Drops and jumps
- Single trail riding
- Tire pressure and type of tires on the bike
Climbing the mountain
To a hill where you stand, but still does not come on, it’s your goal! When climbing are some things very important. The most important thing is to quickly switch. The switch with the cover looks improved. The lower it is, the less teeth-the easier it is on a hill. In addition, the transition with back cover very important for flatter slopes or small differences in growth rate. It is comfortable to sit in the saddle as much as possible. This rear wheel has more grip, more traction and thus takes less energy to go up. If the rear wheel slip when standing, consider sitting quickly.
The stand can be useful, especially when a solid surface-think of asphalt and gravel-to get more power to the pedals, but it can also backfire.
Descend by mountain bike
Sinking applies more or less the same rules as in climbing, but just the opposite. Many people choose to put the cap on the maximum number of teeth. This offers the advantage that it does not need to be done in fewer strokes. This has the disadvantage of more severe weather can equal up cycling after a descent. The steeper the slope, goes down the more beneficial it is to use fewer teeth on the back.
When you go down, it is advisable to hang behind the saddle, moving the center of gravity to the rear.When moving the center of gravity to the rear can be better to use the front brake, you will less likely to tip over. In addition, it is easier to go skidded through the turn, because of greater control over the bike. This applies more strongly when the bike is properly set up.
Drops and jumps
Drops, jumps and generally downhill mountain biking. The tyres must have the correct voltage – typically 2,0-2,2 bar-and the bike must have enough spring. If all this is correct, you can try drops and jumps. It’s smart to start by trying a small drop, about 20 centimeters. The first time you will probably notice that comes down the front rather than the rear. To prevent this, it is often easiest to the front wheel on the end just a little bit to catch up with an upward motion and at the same time ensure that the rear wheel almost go over the edge. To achieve this, a move to lift the front wheel slightly, step two is to just continue with stairs. Step three is when the rear wheel is almost at the edge and the front wheel is only slightly higher, to throw it back over the edge. This can be done with the bike slightly forward to “drag”.
Jumps must be done with a speed that is sufficient. This does not happen, the jump will often look more like a drop. Work out a lot and knows how to control the front wheel is very important. It is best to land almost simultaneously on two wheels. In this way, the entire cycle picks up the battle and not just one part.
Single trail riding
On a single track is mostly speed and curves are often important. Curves with clay should be approached cautiously than curves where the asphalt is. The shipyards, which occur most often in the Netherlands curves with mud, sand and with a loose top layer. Finally, there is also nice curves.
Curves with mud slides the bike. If excessive left will slide back and the rear wheels. If there is moderate, the front wheel will keep enough pressure on the rear wheel and then let pass the rear wheel.At low speeds or a very slight curvature, it is no problem to survive in principle, but should be kept in mind that there needs to be kicked and that there is not enough grip. To solve this, it is beneficial to maintain a low gear.
Bends with sand can be very treacherous. The sand is very loose, gives a little grip and lets move easily. As a result, it is beneficial to keep it at a lower speed to avoid falling. If they are approached with a high speed but still, this is not very much, because the sand is relatively soft.
The loose top layer is the most treacherous bend, as it regularly does not notice that the top layer is loose. If this would be visible, it is beneficial to shoot the rear tire on the curve. This can be done by putting into the corner and then squeeze the rear brake.
The kombocht is easier than the other curves. These curves are specially designed and offers a solid surface with plenty of grip. In addition, they are at an angle ranging from 15 degrees up to 90 degrees. This ensures that the bending with a very high speed can be contacted. The higher it will also be broadcast, the faster the curve is.
Tire pressure and type of tires on the bike
Tire pressure is very important in mountain biking. In principle, it is possible to run somewhere, but sometimes makes a big difference to a mountain biker armed with LED bicycle lights. When loose sand is good to keep the pressure low.This ensures that the belt runs easily through across the sand. When asphalt depending on how many bumps, favorable for the pressure to do well over 2.2 bar 2.5 bar safely. On a journey with all kinds of parts, it is good to keep the pressure between 2.0 and 2.2 bar.
The type of studs are on the links of interest. One type is for sure, the other for sand, and so on. It is best to always inform this at a bike shop, prefer desktop bike shop where the rock is removed. In addition, it is always smart to invest in a quality brand, best, reasonable cheap tires you get when diving or Michelin.