Single speeder, learning to go DH

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bcamapgnolo sarahmoore's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 9:29
Apr 27, 2019
Video: Going Through Loris Vergier's Mechanic's Toolbox
I love following toolboxwars on Instagram, has quite a few tool boxes to look at. That page also got me to follow knipex. Now I'm spending more time working on my tools and bikes than riding! :)
bcamapgnolo SCOTT-Sports's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 13:39
Feb 11, 2019
bcamapgnolo pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 15:48
Jan 11, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #52
@fattyheadshok: preach it!
bcamapgnolo pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 15:47
Jan 11, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #52
@Matt115lamb: :) As an old fart, I can't afford to bounce off the dirt. Maybe holding me back, but I'm happy with the jumps I *can* do! I always try to help folks that want to learn as best I can. Lots and lots of repeats. Not popular, but keeps me happy, and once a rider embraces it, I find flow makes everyone happy!
bcamapgnolo pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 15:32
Jan 11, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #52
Your bike tends to rotate around the most stationary object in the air, when you tense up and lock your arms or legs, that stationary object is YOU. Your bike will rotate in the air, typically nose first. You want to be able to bunny hop and practice and land both wheels at the same time. A good jump is set up with a landing and when you do 'come in for a landing' even then you should land both wheels at the same time, it's just the slope of the landing makes that nose first things work out as level. (hope that made sense) Also a jedi told me once to help you get over that 'dead sailor' stiff, tense, nervous thing: as you approach a jump, relax. Sometime a bit of a wiggle of the hands, a smile, a yell will do it. For me, when I'm in the air, if I can tip the bike over (top tube) a bit in a super duper mini table or whip (like inches, literally no one can see it). That helps me. The other thing (not too popular on Pinkbike maybe?) is to get good at the super small easy jumps. Find one that isn't scooped out (a table) and practice it about 100 times. Each time change a parameter - speed (Slow down and try to get the same air or distance), next time speed up and try to keep from going too far or too high. If you can approach a jump you can do 100 times and something's off (speed for example) and you can correct it with pump or some other input, when you get to a new jump and you don't know if you have enough speed (or too much), you can adjust based on the smaller jump / muscle memory. The key is to relax, and the key to that is to practice on jumps you are not tense on, and slowly progress. So many folks just "hold on and send it" . I'm too old and brittle to approach it that way. I love the Fabien Barel series (google Fabian Barel mtn bike skills and Fabien Barel optimum or maximum). I also love Lee Likes Bikes and his "mastering mtn biking" book. Ride with someone that's a jump master and have them "tow you in" when you're close to trying a new jump and feeling confident. That extra knowledge of someone that knows the speed really helps. You should be able to jump on a bike that has the suspension too fast or too slow - not ideal, but when you know how to preload or unload and pump, you'll know the second you approach a jump what to do if something's not right. Sure adjusting your suspension will make it easier, but don't rely on that, rely on skill and knowledge.
bcamapgnolo enduromtbtrainer's article
Dec 10, 2018 at 15:44
Dec 10, 2018
Video: 6 Moves to Include in Your Training this Winter
I enjoy the strong lifts app on my iPhone - I think it's also known as 5x5. Being able to do 1.5 times body weight in deadlift and other strength work has helped my trail riding the most.
bcamapgnolo mongoosebikes's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 20:51
Nov 7, 2018
Video: Not Your Typical XC Ride With Chris Akrigg
This is exactly how I ride in my mind and when I'm riding. . . attack the trails with joy and precision. the reality is, the precision is not always there, but the joy is. We should all ride like this. Oh, and headphones? I love my Senn. HD800S w/ Rupert Neve RNHP. I can't ride nearly close to this, but these edits give us something to visualize when we're out there clearing pebbles and sticks, rather than boulders and tree roots. . . I love it. Stoked to ride like this in my small universe tomorrow.
bcamapgnolo pnwcomponents's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 13:10
Sep 16, 2018
PNW Components Announces New Dropper Post Lever 'The Loam Lever'
@pnwcomponents: Is Matchmaker the same as the mount kit for Hope brakes?
bcamapgnolo paulaston's article
Jul 13, 2018 at 14:16
Jul 13, 2018
Bike Check: Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler - Andorra World Cup 2018
I have not learned how to ride w/ a bash guard. Meaning, I think there can be technique where you actually use it as a temporary pivot point? I tend to hop or try to clear the BB all the time, maybe that's why I'm not fast? I read somewhere that the bash guard was as much a game-changer in DH as the seat dropper elsewhere. . Who knows? I get freaked out when I hit it on things. . . Maybe he's so rad, he doesn't need one?
bcamapgnolo paulaston's article
Jul 13, 2018 at 14:13
Jul 13, 2018
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