Why Prepare for your mountain bike holiday?
to make the most out of your 10fifty mountain biking holiday, we feel
it is important that you are as prepared as possible.
Mountain Bike Fitness
fit as possible is one of the key factors to enjoying the mountain biking
that is on offer in Chamonix. We have found that by the time the forth
day of riding is in the bag, people are starting to feel the affect of
all the strenuous riding/holidaying and plain old fun that is on offer.
With all of the rides being of the “Damn fine” category you
won’t want to miss a day so the fitter you are, the less likely
you will be to blow a gasket.
If you are
getting your mountain bike worked on before your holiday, then we would
recommend that you get 34 tooth-rear cassette fitted in order to give
you winch like power on the steep stuff. Having said all of that we have
had a nutter ride all of the trails with a 2x9 drive train!
Technical Mountain Bike Trails
The technicality of the trails is one area where many clients are challenged. Many are amazed at the steepness of them, which combined with the roots, rocks and occasional dampness, make for some unforgettable mountain biking. We recommend that you tackle any and all of the technical trails in your local area, paying special attention to body positioning and controlling your speed. The comment “I have never had to get my weight this far back on a bike in my life” is often heard, so practice getting your stomach behind the saddle and your derriere floating above your tyre.
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