What is the best riding position for a mountain bike?
Downhill Body Position Tips
- Drop your heels. Bracing your feet against the pedals helps your body maintain stability and resist the forces that downhill braking puts on your body.
- Keep your arms and legs bent.
- Shift your hips back slightly.
- Chin over stem.
- Ease the squeeze.
- Scan the trail.
How far can you lean a mountain bike?
‘Cyclists tend to stay in the positive trail region and don’t exceed 45° of lean,’ he says. ‘It’s usually less, though when the turn is greater than 5m radius, you can reach 45°. That’s because trail becomes less of an issue – then we return to the issue of traction.