Mountain biking is cycling in the mountains, so climbing has become an integral part of the sport. In addition to having a strong body and sufficient strength, proper cycling skills also help riders successfully tackle a variety of hills.
Whether the bicycle can be driven forward and upward depends on two key factors: one is the operation and strength of the power transmission system, and the other is the friction between the wheel and the ground.
The operation and strength of the powertrain is directly related to the strength and strength of the driver’s body. Friction is related to riding technique, the type of bicycle tire, the position of the center of gravity of the rider’s body, and the pressure in the tire.
The same rules that apply when climbing steeper slopes also apply to technical climbing. The only difference is that technical climbing does not require the rider to find a suitable cycling line, as long as the rider can find a way between rocks, gullies or abrupt tree roots. Look at the ground within 5 meters ahead and choose the best lane. However, once you determine your cycling route, don’t change it at will.
Long distance climbing
All kinds of general cycling rules are applicable in this kind of sports, but the specific rules should be determined according to the difficulty of the terrain and the slope of the slope. However, in order to be able to ride the entire distance, the rider must live within his means and choose the appropriate speed and gear ratio. To conquer all the slopes, the rider needs to be physically fit, have enough strength, have considerable riding skills, and can adopt the right attitude toward the sport.
In the beginning, some riders were not physically strong enough to handle certain kinds of slopes. However, with enough exercise, the situation can be improved. When you first start training, don’t aim at the whole mountain, start with what you can handle first, and then gradually transition to a more difficult step. In addition, remember, as long as the goal can be achieved, don’t worry about when. When you feel confident that you can conquer most slopes, you need to consider the speed issue.
How to restart the bicycle on a soft and steep slope?
Once the bike has stopped on an incline, it is not an easy task to start over. The driver must get out of the car, take a few steps forward, or take a few steps back, choose a suitable place to start again. The selected place must be flat and have high friction, such as a relatively flat rock.
At the same time, choose a gear with a transmission ratio that is not too large, as long as it can cope with the current situation. If it’s too big, the bike may break down. After choosing the right gear, pedal the bicycle with the most powerful leg and hold down the brake at the same time. When the bicycle starts to move forward, put the other foot on the pedal, and then push steadily , accelerate until returning to the intended lane. Another good way is to park the bicycle sideways in the driveway, wait for the engine to start, and then turn the front of the bicycle over.