New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users
There are a lot of new faces on the trails these days. Welcome – we hope you enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. There has been a lot of change (understatement right?) the last couple months. One that has effected new riders is the lack of group rides. A lot of group rides were effective to help new riders understand etiquette as well as tips to improve their riding. We’re going to publish a handful of concepts that will help new riders, and possibly refresh experienced riders. Let’s start with New to MTB: Sighting Trail Users.
It’s good to remember you’re probably not the only one on the trail. In fact, even if you have strong reason to believe you are, its best to always assume you’re not. MTB riding is a dynamic sport on shared trails. Just because there wasn’t a log, hole, or rut yesterday doesn’t ensure there won’t be today. The same goes for other trail users.
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Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique
BikeCo Pro Rider Kevin Aiello wants you to corner faster. With more confidence. To have more fun. What a guy right? Let’s take a look at Kevin Aiello’s Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique.
Some quick backstory – Kevin came by a few days ago to help with a cockpit setup article for our friends at [R]evolution Magazine. To emphasize his points he gave me a cornering lesson. (Kevin coaches racers as well as average riders these days) Understanding the cornering concept really unlocked the bike setup points – which you can check out here.
First Kevin illustrated some poor technique through a cone drill leaning his body far beyond the bike’s lean angle. Continue reading Kevin Aiello Pro Tips: MTB Cornering Technique
Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering
I had a handful of questions on Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering after the Yeti SB130 review earlier this week. Lets go over some of the advantages of late apex, or “squaring” the corner when pleasure riding your MTB.
The image below illustrates Late Apex vs Early Apex cornering lines. The green line represents the late apex while orange is early apex. Continue reading Late Apex vs Early Apex Cornering