Mountain bike lovers, both beginners, and pros are very likely to make mistakes when they are busy cycling. Cyclists may forget or feel overconfident in their abilities which results in embarrassing experiences or dangerous situations.
Here are 6 mistakes to avoid when mountain biking:
1. Cycling on the water
The sensation of cycling on water may be pleasant for cyclists, but not for bearings and other parts of the bicycle that are easy to rust. Instead of crossing the water, it is better to walk while lifting a bicycle to cross.
2. Fixed in the saddle
The availability of a saddle on a mountain bike does not necessarily mean that cyclists must sit on it all the time and under any circumstances. In fact, it is better for cyclists not to sit when the bicycle passes through steep terrain so that the bicycle is freer to control the terrain. Not only that, cycling while standing makes it easier to transfer body weight so that the speed of the bike is more agile than just sitting in the saddle.
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3. Dressing inappropriately
Make sure you have equipped yourself with clothes and equipment that are suitable for the weather and terrain. Don't forget to always wear a helmet.
4. Bringing supplies that are lacking
Bring extra food and water bottles in case of an emergency. In addition, it is a good idea to bring medical equipment as needed.
5. Forgetting the front brake
Beginners usually overuse the rear brake which runs the risk of overturning the bike on a steep descent and thinning the rear tyre. It is better for cyclists to press the rear brake smoothly while pressing the front brake so that the rear wheel is not locked.
6. Not looking ahead
Collisions usually occur because beginners are often focused on the front tire rather than what is in front of them. Therefore, looking ahead is the key to anticipate the obstacles that will be passed by changing gears, brakes, or adjusting the speed.
Thus the article on 5 mistakes to avoid when mountain biking. Hope this article helps as you try the extreme trails out there. If you are looking for an extreme trail to conquer, try going to the city of Megeve France. Megeve mountain bike have very varied trails and have steep and winding descents. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner in mountain biking. Because there are also guides that you can hire. For a place to stay, Domaine Des Meuniers is one of the best Chalet Megeve that could be your best option. The facilities are complete, comfortable, close to the city, and have a very beautiful view of Mont Blanc. You can order it by visiting the website www.theecolodgemegeve.com
It is summer in Megeve now, and this is the right time to come to the city of Megeve because not only mountain biking, there are many things you can do in the summer in Megeve such as hiking, paragliding, sledging, golf, and many more. You won't regret spending your summer holiday at Megeve.