Video: Aaron Gwin on Riding Flat Corners with More Speed & Finesse

Mar 30, 2022 at 8:05
by Alicia Leggett  

bigquotesHere are 3 key points to dial in your flat cornering speed and technique. Hope they help!Aaron Gwin

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 chill with the "He's old and just wants attention". If that was so he'd do some douchey publicity stunt, not actually put out helpful content that doesn't make him look cool. He's just trying to give back in a practical way.
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 Gwin has forgotten more than most people here know. Everyone is acting like he suddenly sucks because he's now top 40 instead of top 10. IMO older riders like Gwin, Hill, Hannah, and Minaar probably have more actual bike skill than riders like Pierron, Iles, or Daprela. (EDIT: This is just a function of experience.) It's just that it is easier to stay in top 10 shape and risk crashing when you are 23.
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flag ReformedRoadie (Mar 30, 2022 at 9:26) (Below Threshold)
 Giving back? Is he donating the YouTube ad money? Not to ripping Gwin, or saying they aren't good content videos, but let's be real about this.
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 @ReformedRoadie: Giving back doesn't only mean money?
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 @4thflowkage: its the ebike
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 @ReformedRoadie: Still better than harrassing people with adds with "the training that will make you become a WC rider" for 9000$ a month...
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 @4thflowkage: If Minnaar had Pierron's body nobody would stand a chance.
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flag ReformedRoadie (Mar 30, 2022 at 10:43) (Below Threshold)
 @Biologybossman: No, of course not. But this is not 100% altruistic either. Do you think Remi is making content just for your entertainment, out of the goodness of his heart? Please.
To Gwin's credit, he doesn't seem to be pushing product.

And don't forget to smash that downvote button!
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 @ReformedRoadie: But it doesn't need to be 100% altruistic for it to be good, and for him still to be giving back.

The world isn't either 100% altruistic or completely selfish, there is plenty of nuance in between.
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 @ReformedRoadie: LOL. Gwin out there hustling for a hundred bucks of YouTube revenue! Funny guy.

And if you can’t tell the difference between Remy’s content and this there’s no hope for you. In fact, Remy’s content is exactly the sort of thing he would make if he was trying to look cool, which was OP’s point. Not some “boring” cone drill that actually helps people ride better.

Obviously he benefits from this video, but he had a choice between this and a LOT of things that would help his bottom line more. You can’t be like “That trail builder isn’t giving back, he’s still getting a workout and a new trail to ride!”
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 @Blackhat: I made no comparison between Remi and Gwyn's content...just the fact that both generate revenue. Remi clearly has talent, that most PBers dream they had, but something like arm pump kept him from racing at WC level...
Gwin's accomplishments racing are unquestionable. He had a lengthy run where he was damn near unbeatable.

Gwin is just starting to build his YouTube following. He has 45K followers. Remi has 275k. He seems to be making more than the odd hundred bucks.
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 @ReformedRoadie: arm pump, talent and speed prevented him.
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 @Blackhat: It’s got over 120k views on YouTube alone. Which the internet claims to be worth $500-$2500. That’s huge exposure for his sponsors and his bike brand and after doing another google estimates his earnings between $750k to 1m per year.
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 @thenotoriousmic: I clearly acknowledged that he gets something out of this. But it’s peanuts for Gwin, and asking “is he donating the revenue” is just a petty, small minded way to dismiss someone who dares to appreciate that one of the best riders in the world is making content that helps us become better riders.
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 @ReformedRoadie: if you weren’t making a comparison why bring him up?

Obviously you can make good money from a massive YouTube following. That doesn’t mean it’s anything but peanuts to Gwin, nor does it mean we can’t appreciate that one of the best riders in WC history is publishing very good skill videos for said peanuts.
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 @Blackhat: $500-$2500 a day is not peanuts for a days work when you’re due to retire in the next five years. $750k divided by 365 days equal $2k so if the estimates are right that’s about his going rate for a days work anyway.
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 @4thflowkage: well said.
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 @Blackhat: How big do you think Gwin's next contract will be? Do you think maybe it is also part of him building a brand, bringing value to sponsors and staying relevant as his WC DH career winds down?

I brought Remi up as an example that you can generate serious revenue from a YouTube channel...and he doesn't have the cache of being one of the best DH riders of all time. I think you are naïve to think Gwin is just doing this out of the goodness of his heart. You also do not seem to have a clue about how much potential money can be made via a large YouTube following.
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 Podiums or not, we’re still in his corner.
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flag DoubleCrownAddict (Mar 30, 2022 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 I respect his past racing accomplishments, but am not 'in the corner' with any of Gwin's Ivermectin promoting, closet Trump supporting, religion babbling nonsense.
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: you can use these tips to turn left or right!
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Links please (I know you have them to hand).
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: bro... Who hurt you???
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: you seem to use pb for in your profile words "social warrior". sounds like you don't like people that don't share your views..... good luck finding riding buddies or anyone else that share ALL your views
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Pinkbike not Politicalbike.
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 Yeah screw a noble prize winning drug, political views, and believing in God!! @DoubleCrownAddict:
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 @jarrod801: Great point on All The Belief. Im not a fan of Gwin’s beliefs but I don't need to be - Im not here for that and neither is he… if he wants to guzzle horse meds for a disease: fine. Im here to hear him talk cornering and he does that. I could give a s*** about his horse or religious pills - talk bikes and Im good
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Cuz Bidens soooo much better. Idiot
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 @dhagz: At least Biden isn't a Russian asset like Trump obviously is.

Another study actually came out yesterday proving Ivermectin is useless for Covid, Gwin is a typical right wing knucklehead.

Understandable that Gwin has to resort to making mediocre riding advice videos for profit now that he is no longer a competitive racer.
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 @dhagz: Hope they find the cure for whatever it is you people have got, and soon, otherwise we're all focked.
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Agreed - but I just don't care for all this BS here - I just want bikes. I see this type of medieval BS everywhere. Can we just keep it the f*ck off our bike site instead of letting it erode everything fun? Its a vid about turning - he's not a Nazi asset, he just has his own beliefs (dumb as anyone thinks they are). Why drag politics into every f*cking thing? Whatever it touches turns to shit.
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 Aaron Gwin's tips are precious, I am learning a lot with them. I am very grateful he spends his time helping us regular riders tô improve.
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 PB commenters just mad he's wasting their time, because they already know more and are better riders than AG. If Bryceland or Fairclough were putting out this same content they'd all love it though
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flag mollow (Mar 30, 2022 at 20:07) (Below Threshold)
 Bryceland was beating Gwin in his prime while not even trying and sitting down in his world champs runs. So you'd be wise to fucking listen to him attentively when he gives you tips about riding a bike. You better put some respect on his fucking name
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 @mollow: This guy gets it lol
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 @mollow: Wow... Hurt much??
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flag mollow (Mar 31, 2022 at 10:34) (Below Threshold)
 @shaun-ridefast-michael: stfu with your lame ass wannabe username
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 AG is putting out some of the better skills videos that I’ve seen. He breaks it down so clearly and explains things super well. Between him and Ben Cathro…I’ve been able to make more progress in a short amount of time. Better than some in person courses that I’ve taken. Thx
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 Loving the content Gwin! Thanks for all the great tips. Been thinking for a while now that riding in environments like Southern California and this are probably part of the reason why he has slipped so much. Getting up to BC or spending some time in the Alps would suit him well. Although that must get a lot harder with a family.
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 I missed what happened at the race besides him not being close to the top. He crashed in practice and couldn't get up to speed? I didn't see much else.... Someone enlighten me please.
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 That's pretty much it. I think Ben Cathro said it was a really big crash.
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 yup, did a big belly flop/superman onto a rock. Probably sore as hell. Ended up in 33rd, which sounds bad for him, but some perspective...The uplift was so slow it sounds like he got 2 or 3 practice laps. Mark Wallace go 40th, He beat Remi Thierion (usually a top 10ish guy), and was only 2.5sec off Minnaar.
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 @CSdirt: Yep. I think the lack of uplift and practice really disadvantaged some guys (Minaar and Gwin) while giving the pin it and send it youngsters a better shot. They're riding on instinct and guts whereas other riders are riding on puzzling and technique, which requires more track time.

I've listened to about 4 different post-race podcasts, and they all were pretty chafed about the uplift situation. Sounds like it was ridiculous.
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 @CSdirt: oof... Seems like he has spent a while doing amazingly well despite constant injury and having a near-death experience at every race.
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 "Farewell, my fair weather friends."
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 @Rickus420: That's funny, I raced pro-downhill as a privateer from 1992 to 1998, Now I race enduro 60+ class.
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 Still e-Fbikes gwin? Psh.
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 So good, go Gwin
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 Step 1: Maxxis tires
Step 2: Profit!
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 That bike tho
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 Big Aaron!!
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