Posted April 22, 2003 - 11:54 AM
Posted April 22, 2003 - 01:47 PM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 12:13 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 02:48 AM
A couple of years ago I attended a trial training class at the Trial Training center in Tennessee. Tony taught us a great technique for climbing hills (and we did plenty hill climbing at the class).
The trick is to keep your butt 6" off the seat at all times. If your bike gets light in the front end, gently shift your weight toward the front wheel but remember to keep your butt 6" off the seat. Inversely, if you feel the bike start to loose traction gently shift your weight backwards. Your arms will get tired if you are doing this properly, but less tired than dragging your bike off the hill.
The only other factor is keeping the correct amount of power to the rear tire. I have the same bike as you and power has never been an issue.
You must also practice stopping on a hill because sometimes you just can't do it. This takes some balls (start with small hill) but is easy once you believe you can do it.
Hope this helps, the trials class was great, I would recommend it to any off road rider, TTC (trials training center). Sometimes he as adds in Dirt Rider, he also has a web site.
Posted April 23, 2003 - 02:39 PM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 04:50 PM
Posted April 24, 2003 - 02:44 AM
i can climb a tree with my bike.
my favorite hills are the ones with a short cliff at the top.the ones that almost roll backwards and go verticle before you get to the top.
2nd or 3rd gear ...nice even pace... pretend the hill is flat and that gravity is pulling from another angle.
Posted April 24, 2003 - 05:13 AM