Bike Racing and Enduro MTB – What You Need to Know
Enduro MTB racing has grown tremendously in popularity over the last few years, especially in Europe and North America, and now the sport has found its way to South America. With its mix of technical descents, steep climbs, flowy and fast sections, enduro racing offers mountain bikers the chance to really demonstrate their skills on an all-terrain course that keeps riders guessing until the very end! If you’re interested in getting into enduro MTB racing but aren’t sure where to start, read on to learn more about this exciting new form of racing!
Why Are Enduro Races Growing So Fast?
If you’re not familiar with enduro races, it’s time to get up to speed. Here are some of our top reasons for their popularity: The terrain: While these races can be held on almost any type of terrain, they are typically more rugged than a traditional XC or downhill race. The bikes used to have wider tires and more suspension travel than you’d see in those other disciplines. That makes for rougher courses that push riders—and their bikes—farther than XC or downhill often do.
What’s The Difference Between Mountain Biking and Cycling?
Both cycling and mountain biking are great forms of exercise, but it’s a good idea to know their distinctions. For example, you’ll want different bikes for each activity, additional gears, and tires (and even shoes!), as well as specialized tools. Essentially, cycling is road biking, while mountain biking happens off-road. It’s worth noting that hybrid bikes do exist—they’re often called cross-country or All-Mountain bikes—but they tend to be more difficult than either road or mountain bikes due to treads that can be difficult on pavement if you’re trying to go faster than 10mph.
How To Become A Better Mountain Biker
These simple tips will make you a better mountain biker no matter what type of bike you ride. Get Your Bike Checked Out: Bring your bike into a shop for an assessment at least once a year (and more frequently if you race). It’s also essential to look over your bike before every ride to make sure it’s in proper working order so that when something does go wrong during a race, you can be sure it wasn’t caused by neglect. Work on Your Technique: Practice is essential! The more time you spend in practice, the better your technique will become. Have someone watch as you ride along technical terrain or use video footage from races and other mountain biking events as feedback for improving your design.
How To Improve Your Cycling Efficiency
One of my favorite ways to improve my cycling efficiency is through a technique known as cadence training. Cadence training involves practicing pedaling at higher RPMs (per minute) than usual. For example, if you usually pedal 60 times a minute (RPM), try increasing your RPMs so that you are pedaling 70-80 times a minute. While it might sound silly, it’s actually one of the most effective ways to make significant improvements in how fast you can go on your bike. If you’re looking for an even bigger payoff, set aside five minutes every day and aim for 100 RPMs. The only downside is that it’ll be pretty painful!
General Mountain Biking Skills
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced rider or new to mountain biking; it takes a bit of time to master riding your bike on rocky terrain. There are three primary skills that every mountain biker should have: balance, control, and body position. If you can perfect these three skills, you will be able to ride with more comfort (and confidence). Being in control of your bike while cornering is also essential; remember that whether you’re going fast or slow on a bend, where your hands are positioned will determine how well you can steer through turns. You must learn to handle yourself when descending because being comfortable while downhilling will allow for better handling during extreme maneuvers. Most importantly, keep practicing!