Posts by Simon Lawton
While wheelies aren’t used a lot on trails, the skill is one of the first things many of us become aware of at a young age
Bunny Hops: FAQs
Bunny Hops and Wheelies: Two skills which have been in my head since I was throwing papers from my Schwinn Stingray.
A Manual is essentially a standing wheelie used to lift the front wheel over terrain, or to allow us to roll through a terrain piece on the back wheel.
Pumping through Natural Terrain: FAQs
This allows riders to create speed on the trail by pumping up the back slope of roller bumps to create forward motion when they are not able to pedal.
Learning to get off the bike safely as well as learning to surge will enhance your sense of confidence on climbs.
The fastest riders know how to use their brakes effectively without using them when they aren’t needed.
Body Position: FAQs
During any athletic endeavor, the strength of our movement correlates directly to the position of our body, and vice versa.
Using Preload on Drops
Using Preload On Drops In this video, we take a look at a drop where preloading is helpful in order to create distance. Different situations require different approaches. This is actually a Step Down Gap, and not a Drop. Click to check your progress Keep going – you’re doing great! New to our lingo? Check……
Flatland Turns: Field Drill
The goal of this drill is to truly understand how to break down a turn and be sure you are using your body correctly over the bike.
Corners With Changing Camber
Bermed turns, flat turns, off-camber turns – so much to learn about riding various kinds of turns!