Gearing Question

RanklesRankles Posts: 144
edited March 2012 in Jumping, trials and street
Hi guys,

I've just been watching some Danny Macaskill stuff and am completely new to trials - but I have a question about his gearing.

At times it appears he's pedalling backwards in order to cycle backwards, indicating a fixed gear but at other times he appears to be freewheeling along with his pedals level.

Can someone shed some light on this?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 82,097 Lives Here
    He will be pedalling backwards so that the bike can go backwards. If he did not move his feet the bike would not move.

    Freewheels only work one way.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • RanklesRankles Posts: 144
    I've ridden a bike for twenty odd years and never noticed that haha. I mean I never had the need to go backwards, but I now realise that.

    This can be deleted now my stupid question has been answered haha.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    In one of his videos he had a 'gap' in his cassette, so he could roll backward without pedalling (not what the OP is saying I realise), which was interesting. How it shifted I've no idea!
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