MTB Fundamental Skills (Class 4 of 5): Overcoming Obstacles

MTB SKILLS CLASS 4 OF 5: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

  1. LINE CHOICE
    1. Look ahead, faster = further
    2. Path of least resistance + straightest line = race line
  2. FRONT WHEEL LIFT
    1. Neutral position, preload, explode
    2. Best for non-pedaling & standing
  3. REAR WHEEL LIFT
    1. Neutral position, stomp, scoop
    2. Only for non-pedaling & standing
  4. PEDALING WHEEL LIFT
    1. Preload, pedal, lift
    2. Front wheel landed, weight forward & rear wheel clears
  5. DRILLS
    1. F & R wheel lift timing: clear the stick
    2. Pedaling wheel lift over an uphill curb

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