I see the step though technique recommended a lot for barriors and other fast running sections, but I have not noticed the pros using it at all. Am I just not whatching closely enough? Or are the pros just jumping these sort of barrior sections?
You're right - not many pros are using step through these days. Sometimes Nys uses it to jump off before a running section, say on a descent to a corner that he is going to run. But at barriers, often just plain trailing leg technique....
Great thanks . The bit I find difficult is the running over 2 planks . Not sure if I am holding the bike correctly .
Always hold the bike parallel to you but with the bike on the outside of your elbow. If the saddle is inside your elbow, it is much harder to move freely. I'll cover this in the next vid :-)
Cheers I look forward to that . Clearly I should have made a huge effort to get to the recent ladies training ! Oops !
I love that frame! Time for me to upgrade I think...
This is brilliant! The best CX guide I have seen.
another tip is to learn to jump off on the other side too !!
Thanks, Genubah :-)
Dead right Barry. I can think of a particular corner on the Derby Trophy course that rewards an opposite side dismount to run up the banking. It's the opposite side mount that I need to work on....
Opposite side dismounts are another thing I do not see the pros doing. Maybe these sorts of techniques are just not that important at that level? The top guys do seem to be increadibly skilled on bike though!
Great vid, look forward to the next one. I feel very unbalanced if I reach down and grab the top tube. Any tips to overcome this?
Wilhay - make sure you push the edge of the saddle against your hip/upper thigh. You then end up with 3 points of contact - foot, hip and hand on top tube.Practice coasting along with the bike balanced and pushing against our hip. Becomes second nature after a while.A
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