Mountain Biking - Lurching
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How is lurching done? I think it's where you pull a wheelie, let yourself fall a bit, and slam on the pedals to flick yourself up. Not sure though, does anybody know?
10-12-02, 11:37 AM
Lurching is basically improper pedalling and rocking back and forth with your pedal strokes. A lot of people lurch on climbs thinking it is making them faster.
But maybe there is another definition that I don't know of?
Hope this helps!
10-12-02, 11:41 AM
Hmmm. I just looked it up and what you described is also reffered to as lurching. I've never heard it used in thse terms though...But I've heard it used a couple times to refer to rocking around trying to get more climbing power.
Maybe I'm thinking of pedal kicks or something... here's a vid of the trick...
10-12-02, 01:08 PM
If you have that site why are you asking? It tells you how. I also gave another trials site in another thread that you asked about hopping on rear wheel. It has a VERY detailed trials manual which would be well worth reading through.
In Trials what you are asking about is a gap lurch. So yes :)...But in xc racing lurching is as described above. You simply balance on rear wheel, drop the front wheel down a bit and down a very powerful pedal kick while lifting the rear tire AND throwing your body up and forwards. The more power you put into it the further you go.
Cool, that helps a lot. Thanks!! Oh BTW - I found that lurching tutorial just like right now so I was kinda ? before.
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