Video: How to improve your descending
Essential technique for going downhill quickly and safely
GCN have released an online video showing you how to get the most out of your descending.
The video advises you to descend on the drops of your handlebars for extra stability and to lower your centre of gravity, and to hold the bars firmly but not over-tightly.
It also tells you to get into a low, aerodynamic position with your knees and elbows in if you want to increase your speed on really fast sections.
Many people freewheel on descents but just a small amount of effort can help you go considerably faster.
Check out GCN’s video on cornering technique to help get your line choice right through downhill bends.