You are riding a mountain bike on the mountain to take a trip, do not let wet weather prevent you from enjoying your walk. You must know how to handle on a bicycle to enjoy the exciting rain. Here are comfortable and safe mountain biking tips in the coming rainy days.
- Avoid shallow pits and puddles when pedaling in mountain forests
Cyclists are afraid to meet shallow pits in the forest, they may cause you to lose balance or damage your wheels, it’s best to avoid shallow pits on the road. Cycling becomes more complex than ever when it rains, because the wheel’s grip is reduced and it is difficult to see shallow pools. You should choose the road less obstacles, less dangerous to pedal away. Slow down when crossing bad roads, avoid shallow pits and puddles, so it will be safer for you.
- Reduce the pressure of mountain bike tires
Tire pressure plays an important role in helping to roll faster, the tire pressure is a bit lower than the rear tire pressure. Your weight is more rearward than the front, so the front tire pressure is lower than the rear tire to help you complete the task safely.
Try reducing the tire pressure a bit to be safer, about 2 PSI less than normal when riding a mountain bike on sunny days. Reducing tire pressure will make you pedal slower, but is useful when the weather is bad.
- Speed control, avoid sudden braking when riding a mountain bike in bad weather
Wet weather means you have to pay more attention to controlling the speed. When you brake suddenly you are more likely to slip on the road. So make sure you always look ahead, predict when to use the brakes when it’s not, it’s best to use your foot to control the speed on the pedal. In some cases, braking is necessary, slow down and brake slowly. For example, pebblestone and roots under the wheel can affect your safety when you cycle.