bike traction line

dbmnk Posts: 217
edited August 2011 in MTB general
All bikes I have ever owned seem to track to the right.

That is, if I ride no hands, I would have to push against the saddle with my right thigh in order to keep a straight riding line.

I can see the obvious reason being that all the transmission is located on the right side of the bike making it heavier, thus tilting to that side. Other reason could be improper wheel alignment.

However my body isn't quite straight either, having skewed shoulders, so that could also be an explanation.

Do you guys experience the same sort of preferred skewed path for the bicycle?

Just curious.


  • VWsurfbum
    VWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    No Its just you
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  • paulbox
    paulbox Posts: 1,203
    One ball bigger than the other...?
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  • dbmnk
    dbmnk Posts: 217
    PaulBox wrote:
    One ball bigger than the other...?
    oh so you think the one ball I carry in a wheelbarrow might affect traction?
  • wobbem
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    You are slighty bent but never knew it. :twisted:
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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    It's coriolis force, if you rode south of the equator you'd naturally turn left.
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