How to ride technical climbs on E-MTB

Technical climbs on an E-MTB
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How to ride technical climbs on an E-MTB


How to tackle technical climbs on an E-MTB

E-mountain biking is becoming more and more popular across the mountain biking community, with E-MTBs now part of the race world, travel world, and of course, weekend adventures with your mates. But they do require a slightly different skill set and approach to almost every aspect of mountain biking.

In this episode of the #EMTBMinute we look at the technique involved in ascending, teaching you how to ride technical climbs on your e-mountain bike.

With these few top tips and a bit of practice you’ll be clearing those tough climbs on all trails – near or far – and getting maximum enjoyment out of riding your eMTB on all types of terrain.

7 steps for riding technical climbs on an e-mountain bike

  1. Anticipate the climb early, as you make your approach
  2. Select appropriate mode for the climb, switching up to Trail or Boost, if required
  3. Stay seated and pedal at a steady cadence
  4. Change gear as required – remember, choosing the correct gear is just as important in e-mountain biking!
  5. Sit forward in the saddle, bring your elbows in and lower your head slightly
  6. Maintain a steady cadence over obstacles, such a roots or rocks
  7. As you crest the brow of the hill return your body back to normal riding position

Tick, tick, tick, tick…

What can you learn in a minute? Well, quite a lot as it turns out…

From setting up your e-mountain bike to mastering cornering on an E-MTB, in the #EMTBminute we take on some of the most pressing questions around your e-mountain bike life and attempt to show you the key stages in just 60 seconds!

Using decades of collective guiding, riding and mechanical experience we’ve carefully created each minute-long video to give easy-to-follow, practical tips that will instantly demystify skills and techniques. They might still take a lifetime to master but with #EMTBminute at least you’ll be off to a solid start.

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