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Whats your technique/style?

The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 19,174
edited November 2008 in MTB general
on many trails there are jumps and places you can get a bit of air, but i never know how to get the best out of them...

i think i tend to preload my suspension and "jump" my bike over them, but what watching DVD's/videos on pink bike, it looks so effortless.

is it better to just ride them, and let the slope take you up, or should i be preloading and forcing my bike in the air?

also, on drop offs, i tend to lift my from wheel and drop down them, but to get some distance on the drop i take it its just down to speed? or should i be bunnyhopping down them?

just thought of another thing, on steep fast sections of trail, whats the best way to use your brake to control your speed? is it better to dab the brakes, drag the brakes, or lock the back wheel and use the tyre tread to slow down?
i tend to drag the brakes, but that cant be good for pad wear/break life surely?



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