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Feet on the pedals, hands on the handle bars, one or two fingers on your brake levers would be a base position. If you're doing something technical, then bum off the seat or at least unweighted, with pedals fore-and-aft. Doesn't matter which pedal leads, but it'll probably be your primary side, right foot for those who are right handed. Peddling when you ...


If you new to XC (cross-country) you will need to develop three different components: Technical Skill - This can include descending, switchbacks, riding drops (even hucking the odd drop - I have had to resort to this in many a race and even in a cyclocross race or two (a good way to get cheers from the crowd is launching yourself into a sand pit!). You ...

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