In my last article, I have talked about four tips on how to corner. So there still two tips left. Here they are.
If you are not a professional or proficient cyclist, the corner may be your Achilles' heel. No matter how fast you ride, you may slow down to carve the corner in the end, thus falling far behind your partner or your rivals. But, in the following part, I would like to show you some effective ways which will take your cornering to a higher level.
Looking is the fundamental element of riding every issue. But to a larger degree, you may want to enjoy the visual performance. It can easily suck you in, thus you staring at something while cornering, and then you are asking for the trouble. More seriously, not target fixating looking can go wrong. Tracking your front wheels progress often happens through a corner, which means some major, negative connotations.
First things first, looking through a corner gradually will cause a jerky, twitchy riding style which is essentially a series of anxious moments. Theses moments are knitted together instead of a relaxed and fluid affair. On top of that, the closer you are looking for the front wheel, the less time you have to make up your mind.
If you are running out of time, you are more likely to give in fighting and fight based on the special responses which are rarely in staying with the best practice.
You can keep your commitment high and accelerate on the basis of looking through corners, like any other section. You may make some mistakes like always looking down at the trail mid corner. That mistake can lead to an instinctive itch for steering round small trail features instead of rolling on over them. You'll commence on understanding the potential danger twitching at the bars produces, if you see the tire in the same light at the edge of a ski, cutting into the trail. You will lose your edge by a little reactive tweak mid corner. And your wheel slips out from under you. You will more easily keep confidence and commitment high by looking through the section and maintain the ability you need.
Lean the bike
You may notice that when we make turns, we usually lean our bikes. But actually, frankly speaking, it is a common misconception. It is not the case. And if you lean your bike but to keep with the head, shoulders, and hips pointing straight ahead, it will not turn the bike in the end.
Actually, you can make a turn on a bike without turning just as you can run a snowball or skis without turning. When you are looking around a corner, leaning your bike, start to make it turn. You know, the more you lean your bike, the easier it becomes to turn and the tighter the turning circle is. The point to carving your turns is how you lean your bike.
It is helpful to encourage correct body position by pushing the bike over with the hand during the set-up phase. You can lean the bike further and harder. At the same time, both of your legs will end up on the same side of the saddle. But when you lean your bike, you are preparing to add the required level of compression and "pump" through the corner that might be limited if you don't get rid of the saddle.
It's more likely for your wheels to drift if you stay above the tire line of the bike instead of dipping inside the line when you are cornering. Even though your wheels do, you can also drift with them instead of the bike being squeezed out from under your feet.