How to master the attack position

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Learn how to master the attack position

Whats the secret to going fast on the trail? Well, the truth is there is no one quick fix to make you ‘fast’ but there are lots of techniques and tips that will always help to increase your speed.

One of the most important of these is mastering a good attack position; that pose where you are balanced, at one with the bike and ready to take on whatever the trail launches at you.

Perfecting this technique will take years but in this episode of the #MTBminute our lead Scottish guide Chris Gibbs will do a fine job of giving you the basics to get you on your way to finding some real trail speed.

8 easy steps to mastering the attack position

  1. Position your weight evenly over centre of bike
  2. Level your feet to position the cranks horizontally
  3. Dip your heels slightly
  4. Stand tall with knees slightly bent and open
  5. Keep your head up and look down the trail
  6. Slightly bend your arms to and keep your elbows wide
  7. Maintain a straight back down to your hips
  8. Always keep one finger covering each brake

Tick, tick, tick, tick…

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

From changing a gear cable to mastering the attack position, in the #MTBminute we take on some of the most pressing questions around your 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 the #MTBminute at least you’ll be off to a solid start.

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