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Video: Remy Metailler Coaches a Local Squamish Rider with Some of his Top Riding Tips

Jun 3, 2021 at 9:46
by Rémy Métailler  

Jack is my neighbour and when I first rode with him I noticed he was doing a few errors with his riding that most people seem to be doing as well.

So I thought I could coach him and hopefully help other riders to progress as well. It was great to see so much progress in such a short period. Hopefully it helps you as well!

Thank you to SORCA and the trail builder for the work.

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Pro Tips to progress at riding your bike

Pro Tips to progress at riding your bike

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  • 9 1
 Remy is definitely the one rider I look up to. All of his videos show very smooth, loose, and upright posture. Definitely a down to earth guy. Now if only my hamstrings would loosen up, I'd be able to ride in the same position.
  • 11 3
 SICK! Love seeing the pros help the...non pros...? Anyway, sick video as always. And Im first!
  • 4 0
 Well done. I think explaining the real benefits of,say, standing up gives more buy in and confidence to change. And I like the quick little rebound adjustment to correspond with the fork pressure.
  • 6 0
 awesome vid. hope he does more of this, very informative
  • 5 0
 gonna try these tips, different from other advise like more knee bend to absorb bumps.
  • 2 0
 Going to have to ask Jack to pass some of that wisdom on to me now.

Great video- the procedural approach and the commitment to hitting (and showing) lines a few times when necessary is great for viewers. No rush approach makes it easier to note the subtle differences in positioning and technique.
  • 2 0
 Body position was the biggest tip for me. I ride Squamish full time and since I’ve been standing up higher on the bike I’ve seen dramatic improvements in speed, stability and mobility. Merci Rémy!
  • 4 0
 Great vid, Remy. Really hammering home body position. Any vacancies in your neighborhood??
  • 5 0
 A year's worth of coaching tips for this guy.... thank you so much!
  • 4 0
 Jack@ 16:53 -" I'M SQUEEZING IT"!!! LOL

Way to go Jack and great coaching from Remy.
  • 1 0
 I really like all the tips. I find the heels down especially helpful since it's hard to get my heels down enough if I am in a squat position. So thinking heels down takes me out of the squat position and puts me into a taller stance. Thanks Remy
  • 1 0
 Great reinforcement on the importance of mindful body positioning. Eventually the conscious thoughts become unconscious and next thing you know, you're a much more confident rider. Thanks Remy, you help make practice and sessioning fun!
  • 1 0
 God those sqaumish trails look intense but super fun. Great tips. I'm going to go to my local techy trail and try standing higher and braking way more before the bumps start. I never bring my shock pump onto the trail - I'll have to experiment with that. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 Cheers great video, biggest input was the standing taller, as i am a small rider , so that's definitely great advice i got from this session ( well everything was good ) , and also foot down on the outside corner, something i always seem to do , but other videos tend to say stay neutral , so i am glad that was pointed out, as it suits me on switch backs, and i can feel the bike squatting in on the corner , cheers cant wait for more, but seriously those tracks look intimidating
  • 1 0
 This is great, definitely a clear demonstration of the more vertical position. I'm 6' 4", I don't think this is the same for tall riders. We still don't have bikes with enough head tube to be in the position Remy is riding in. It's a interesting problem, the ratio of the size of a bike to the rider when you get to tall people is just so different. Remy please take a tall rider out and make these adjustments, I have not doubt you can come up with some useful suggestions and they might be a bit different. There's been much attention given to longer chain stays for bigger sizes, it's neglected that we also need longer head tubes, hopefully bike designers will finally give us some really proper designs soon, the new Spechy S6 is of great interest, can't wait to demo one.
  • 2 0
 Great tips to at least focus upon. Liked building on the body position fundamental and then how useful that is in all the other aspects.
  • 3 0
 Always forget to stand tall, really good directions on when and how to have a neutral position. Awsome work
  • 2 0
 Awesome video these are just the riding techniques we teach on our courses over here in the UK and so good to see we are doing it the best way
  • 1 0
 Great tips. Standing tall, dropping heels, and lowering the downhilll foot. All have helped my navigation and confidence o. Slabs, berms and root sections. I can let my bike do all the hard work. Merci bien Remy.
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  • 1 0
 12 wheels sitting on that shelf - and half a dozen bikes on the ground. Do you replace those wheels when you sell the bikes Remy?
  • 3 1
 Remy's channel is probably one of the best thing you can watch on PB. Always a good day when a new video is released.
  • 1 0
 This was really helpful! Squatting down seems to be my default position on the bike even though I know it's bad.
  • 2 0
 So much good info!

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