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Downhill Cornering | Intermediate MTB Skill Guide with Leigh Donovan

Cornering is one of the hardest skills to perfect. Downhill corners require looking ahead, braking control and a balanced body position. Here are Leigh’s tips for riding with more finesse through downhill corners:

  1. When entering downhill corners the general rule of thumb is slow in, fast out.
  2. Control your speed using both brakes before entering the corner.
  3. Using level pedals with weighted feet will increase traction.
  4. Make sure your weight is balanced between the front and rear wheel.
  5. Allow your bike to move freely under you by staying loose, but controlled in your knees and elbows. 

Want to learn the basics? Click below for Leigh's beginner mountain biking tips! 

MTB 101

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