How to flow like a pro

Chris Kovarik reveals his secrets

Ever fancied a one-to-one lesson with a pro rider? Well, now you can have one, thanks to Mountain Biking UK.


The latest issue of the mag features a whole host of top riding tips from hard-as-steel World Cup downhiller Chris Kovarik.

There’s a detailed breakdown of five techniques Chris uses to tame his bike through the toughest terrain and find the best lines.

He reveals his methods for cornering, attacking roots, jumps, braking, and hitting the gnarliest stuff. Whatever your level, there’s something in it which you can apply to your downhill riding.

We’ve got more technique advice in the mag this month, from seasoned rider and facial hair fancier Rob Weaver, who details his methods for conquering winter riding. We review 6in trail warriors from Specialized, Trek, Norco and Giant, and take on ripping routes in Cwmcarn, Wales and Downieville, USA.


Plus, there’s a boys’ toys competition special, with prizes including a Chopper bike and a tank paintball battle! The latest issue of MBUK is in the shops now. Look out for our Ric on the cover!