me at a local XC time trail

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me at a local XC time trail

Postby steve_muzzy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 07:25 am

I like pics like this as I can totally critisice my technique!

Foot is in the wrong place, but it was jsut too wet/slippy for spds also I think the seat could be higher.. (feel free to chip in here...)


Thank you to claire brunton for the photo

NB bike is a custom built stumpjumper, M4 frame with 2010 XT wheels, brakes and transmission, running Kenda nevegal stick e front and Maxiss Advanatage rear tyres -2011 reba race 100m shock and Race Face Deus bar, stem and seatpost

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Re: me at a local XC time trail

Postby njee20 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 08:19 am

I assume you mean your foot is on the wrong position on the pedal?

I'd say it's a bigger issue that your inside foot is down!

Saddle is a bit low for maximum pedal efficiency, but assume you're going downhill anyway?

Without being able to see what you're actually doing (are you pedalling?), and what's happening to the trail (is that a sharp LH corner just ahead?) there's not a vast amount we can comment on I'd say!

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Re: me at a local XC time trail

Postby oodboo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 09:34 am

Get off the brakes.
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Re: me at a local XC time trail

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Jun 29, 2012 22:42 pm

Yeah to me it looks like you are applying the front brake while the bike is leaned over. So that's your first non no. second, it appears to be a broadly flat corner (maybe a small berm) but you are leaning with the bike - don't.
I assume you are pedalling otherwise as someone already said your inside foot is down which equals weight in the wrong place. I'd get a little more forward over the bars to push the front end into the corner for grip.

Looks like Swinley to me so I wouldnt have my saddle dropped at all for xc timed racing there - no need.
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