In our heads we would love to think we look like Nino Schurter or Danny Hart. Free and loose on the bike , throwing the bike into berms, cruising up climbs and tail whipping off tabletops! In reality, if you are honest with yourself this really isn't the case. In fact if you are reading this then it's more like you are looking to improve your skills, get smoother, climb better and descent with confidence.
Sounds self-explanatory? It's racing a mountain bike right? Well, there is quite a bit to mountain bike racing and one of the great things about mtb racing is that it is very accessible to all levels from under 8's to super vets and is a great way to start off racing whatever your age or ability.
Have you ever wondered how the riders get to ride in the most prestigious race in the world? How do they get in these races? Do you have to qualify? Do you have to win certain races? Do you have to apply to World Tour teams? Do you have to be a certain speed? How do you get into it?
Here is a simple and easy video guide on how to pack a Scicon AeroTech Evolution 3.0 TSA bike case. Learn how quick and easy it is to pack your bike away for your next adventure!
The big question is how often should you ride in order to make you, either fit enough to just happily ride your bike, fit enough for the club run, or fit enough to race. Whilst these may all be slightly different goals there is a secret magic formula to ensure you are pedalling pretty in the peloton.
Power, we all want more. We are always trying to eek out a little bit more, whether it's loosing weight to increase your power to weight ratio, whether its buying more aero kit, aero wheels, lighter bikes, we are always striving to achieving a little bit more. But what if you are missing the obvious. Power doesn't just come from your legs...
So you are a keen cyclist and are now looking to take part in your first race, join a club or attend a local reliability ride, but are nervous about the amount of riders that will be around you you may want a few tips and pointers on how you the etiquette of the cycling world.