May 24, 2017
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this episode, Griff explains why learning track stands is so helpful for riding tighter and steeper uphill switchbacks.
Track stands are sometimes considered just a bike trials-type balance maneuver, most often used when waiting the light to change and you want to show off. However, they’re actually a foundational mountain biking skill, appropriate for riders to learn who are at an intermediate-level or above. Tight slow-speed turns become easier once you learn to track stand, as do the the more advanced skills of hopping and rocking.
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Video of Griff taking two different lines up a steep, rocky, tight switchback
Feb 20 discussion (Mountain Bike Skills Network Community Facebook Group): Why track stands can help you get better at riding tight switchbacks
Ryan Leech’s Baseline Balance Skills Course that includes the Track Stands module (affiliate link)
James Wilson podcast episode: Why the trackstand is an essential skill for every mountain biker
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