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Mountain Bike Cornering Tips

by Art's Cyclery

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Essential Bike Riding Tips
Lesson 8 – "Mountain Bike Cornering Tips" by Art's Cyclery
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What you'll learn in this course

Planning a bike riding trip? Whether you're riding a road bike or a mountain bike, following these tips can help you have more fun! This collection of short lessons from the bicycle maintenance pros at Art's Cyclery covers a variety of topics, from how to pack for a ride and how to fit a bicycle helmet, to hand signals for riding in a group, to how to fix a broken mountain bike chain. Review these tips before your ride, and have a safer, more enjoyable outing!

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How to Pack for a Ride
10 min
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Be prepared for mechanical failures or injury. Learn how to pack minimally and efficiently for whichever length of mountain or road bike ride you take.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Gel Energy
  • Exercise - Duration
  • Repair a Flat
  • Exercise - Patch Kits
  • Inflate tire
  • Exercise - Quick Repair
  • Micro Caddy Bag
  • Exercise - Bag Placement
  • Stem Bag
  • Exercise - Caddy Bags
  • Mountain Bike Rides
  • Exercise - Small Bag Ride
  • Mountain Ride Bag
  • Exercise - Hydration Pack
  • Mountain Bike Tools
  • Exercise - Duct Tape Alternative
  • Final Assignment
How to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet
2 min
2
3
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A helmet is designed to protect you from serious injury in the event of a crash. Learn how to properly fit a helmet for the maximum insurance.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Helmet Fit
  • Exercise - Just the Right Size
  • Chin Strap
  • Exercise - Proper Fit
  • Final Assignment
How to Select a Cycling Jersey
1 min
2
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You're ready to ride, but how do you choose the right cycling jersey? Using the three key criteria explained in this lesson: fabric, construction, and features.
  • Lesson Intro
  • The Fabric
  • Exercise - Moisture Wicking
  • The Construction
  • Exercise - Race Cut Jersey
  • The Features
  • Final Assignment
How to Safely Ride a Bike in Traffic
49 sec
2
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Learn how to ride your bicycle in traffic - safely! This lesson demonstrates cycling hand signals, merging guidelines, and offers tips for defensive cycling.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Hand Signals & Merging
  • Exercise - Lane Merging Etiquette
  • Defensive Riding
  • Exercise - Riding Defensively
  • Final Assignment
How to Ride a Bike in a Paceline
54 sec
1
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Ride like the pros in a cycling paceline! Learn how to get positioned on your bicycle for maximum wind shelter and consistent speeds.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Riding in a Paceline
  • Exercise - Wind Shield
  • Final Assignment
Hand Signals for Group Bike Rides
56 sec
2
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Want the ultimate group bike riding experience? Learn to communicate with hand signals that indicate when to slow down, change direction, or avoid hazards.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Pointing to Road Hazards
  • Exercise - Single Hazard
  • Guiding the Group with Hand Signals
  • Exercise - Open Hand
  • Final Assignment
How to Descend on a Road Bike
1 min
2
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Racing downhill on a bicycle is an intense thrill - but dangerous without the right technique. Learn how to position yourself for maximum cycling stability.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Weight Distribution
  • Exercise - Hand Position
  • Ideal Line Choice
  • Exercise - Corners
  • Final Assignment
Mountain Bike Cornering Tips
1 min
2
4
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Grab your bike and hit the trail - without biting the dirt - by using these tips for cornering on a mountain bike (first hint: tilt your bike, not your body).
  • Lesson Intro
  • Mechanics
  • Exercise - Tilt
  • Low Attack Position
  • Exercise - Position
  • Final Assignment
How to Fix a Damaged Mountain Bike Chain
4 min
3
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Was your mountain bike chain damaged while chasing wild trails? Learn how to identify, remove, and replace the bad links to repair your chain.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Getting Started
  • Exercise - First Step
  • Pushing the Second Pin
  • Exercise - Preserve the Pin
  • Using the Chain Tool
  • Exercise - Pin Tip
  • Final Assignment
DIY Tool for Repairing a Bicycle Chain
1 min
1
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Create a DIY tool for fixing your bicycle chain out on the trail using an old spoke or coat hanger! This tool is simple to make but can be crucial for repairs.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Cutting and Bending
  • Exercise - DIY Tool
  • Tuning the Bend
  • Final Assignment
FULL COURSE BY ART'S CYCLERY INCLUDES:
  • 10 step-by-step lessons to master what's important
  • 25 minutes of learning-packed video that isn't sleep-inducing
  • 25 exercises and 10 assignments with personalized teacher feedback
  • 15 attachments so you can learn by actually doing
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Comments on this lesson (8)

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  • Team M: I am new to mountain bikes and thank u for this tip ????
  • Onisile J: This is great
  • Keith N: Thank you
  • Jon D: Sweet! Great lesson. Learned a bunch about what I'm doing wrong.
  • Debbie V: Good job
  • William H: Thanks for the tips! I crashed on a trail a little while back and it became paranoid about even simple turns and would go catatonic every time I stated began to turn. Your tips have helped me to regain the focus and stability to finally enjoy, even the simplest, rides.
  • Kornel S: Very nice. Thank you.
  • Christy : Thanks!