Braking Techniques for Downhill Mountain Biking

Learn techniques for braking while going down steep terrain on your mountain bike in this free series of cycling lesson videos from our mountain biking expert and professional bike racer.

Series Summary

You got a great ride going, speeding down the mountainside, your adrenaline pumping, your confidence high after jumping over a log and racing through a creek, going good, going great, but suddenly a big ditch shows up right in front of you. You need to stop right away, and I mean ten feet before now. Just applying the brakes is not going to cut it in this situation. What you need is one of the advanced stopping techniques as demonstrated in these mountain biking videos. Then you wouldn't have to worry about the hurt that ditch will cause you because you'll know how to avoid it.

In this free series of free extreme sports videos, our expert mountain biker will explain and demonstrate braking techniques for downhill mountain biking. He will show you the proper body position and braking techniques for slowing down or stopping when you need to. Mickey Denoncourt demonstrates how to brake on steep rolldowns and how to position your feet for cornering. Our expert even discusses brake modulation and theories on how to look ahead to anticipate when you will have to slow down. When you want the whole story on the right way to do things, you'll find the information you need at Expert Village.

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