Mountain Biking UK

MBUK’S MONTH

It’s been heartening to see the bike industry’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. Several brands, including Hope and Santa Cruz, have been producing face masks for frontline medical staff,

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Master Mud
It’s a wise idea to invest in some metallic (sintered) pads for wet weather. They have a much longer life and offer better friction when the trails are saturated than the organic (resin) pads that come with most brakes. A front ‘fender’ is one of the
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Uphill Switchbacks
Select a gear that allows you to pedal around the whole turn so that you don’t have to shift mid corner, losing precious speed and balance. Set up as wide as you can with your front wheel. As you approach the corner, lift your head and eyes and look
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Gnarly Roots
No matter how out of shape things get underneath you, stay focused on your exit point. Tackling roots is all about your line from A to B. Cover the brakes, but avoid using them until clear of the roots – they can be the difference between sticking yo