Every cyclists remembers their first time on a mountain bicycle. But you’re riding over hard terrain across streams, rocks, and over different types of all terrain. It’s nerve-wracking and terrifying together with fun and exciting at the same time. With time it gets more fun and easier. But when we were just starting out we wishes someone had shared a few mountain bike tips. When you’re first getting ready to shred you should know these belows mountain biking tips.
Keep your body loose
Your bike need to be equipped to roll over technical terrain. All you have to do is let your bike do its job. That means stay loose, and let it move beneath you. When riding over obstacles such as rocks and roots, you should hover your ass off the saddle. Your bike needs to move following the technical terrain. Think about cowboy legs and pushup arms and let the bike to flow with your body rather than fighting it. Flare out your elbows and knees when ripping down a descent.
Maintain momentum whenever you can because it is your best friend out there. Momentum is the one thing which your bike needs most to keep moving forward. Momentum makes clearing tough sections of trail easier when the terrain gets challenging. Keep holding speed—and even speeding up even when you feel counterintuitive.
Shift your weight forward and backward
You will of course hit some extreme terrain when you cycle, including steep inclines and downward. To maintain traction when climbing a tough pitch, lean forward as well as shift your weight forward to keep your center of gravity over the rear wheel.
Shifting your weight backward the saddle and over the rear wheel (a godsend for this calls dropper posts) and go in the opposite direction when the trail tilts declines, to avoid going over the bars.