So it is almost that dreaded time of the year, the nights are starting to draw in, riding in the evening is almost done and the trails are getting slippy.
You know what that means, time to change back to winter tyres. Now i hate changing tyres as much as anybody, but there are only so many times i can understeer wildly before i think it might be a bad idea to still have a semi slick on the front.
Wet riding tips-
Don’t let your eyes wonder down to your front wheel when the going gets rutty. The best thing you can do is stay loose on your bike, let it wonder around beneath you, and keep your head up! Looking down the trail and not straight at the floor is key to getting through ruts.
Now every one knows these are slippy at the best of times, but in winter they can be lethal!
Try to hit the roots as square as possible, turn and line up and early as possible and if needs be, drop your heels ready to swing your body weight over the rear of the bike.
Why not try one of our Vital Skills courses to make sure your skills are polished up for winter!