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    downstairs technique

    i want to know who to downstairs safely with my bike.. when i was going down, i always feel that my foot is getting out from the pedals. how do i solve ?...i am using alivio components and Judy fork..It is sufficient? ( i haven't the chain guard)
    or i should pay more attention on body position ..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist_victor
    i want to know who to downstairs safely with my bike.. when i was going down, i always feel that my foot is getting out from the pedals. how do i solve ?...i am using alivio components and Judy fork..It is sufficient? ( i haven't the chain guard)
    or i should pay more attention on body position ..?
    At first, this thread sounded naughty

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    You mean how to ride down stairs?

    It doesn't matter much about your components or fork.. just keep your weight far back and mostly use your rear brake.. Keep your front wheel going straight.

    Not sure about the pedal problem... i use clipless.

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    With flat pedals you have to use more body english in your legs. Instead of being stiff legged you need to be very loose and absorb all the small impacts you can. This applies on fast trails as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    At first, this thread sounded naughty
    it sounds naughty?? maybe...
    i am not the native speaker of english, i think you guys get my meaning anyway...
    thanks

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    No, Alivio components aren't sufficient, you need at least Deore components for stairs. If you want to ride skinnies, you need at least LX components. XT components will let you do drops up to 5ft, and XTR will let you do drops up to 10 feet. If you put all XTR components on your bike, but switch to FSA cranks, then you can do 12 ft drops. Adding an X.0 derailleur and shifter adds another 2 feet.

    Body position doesn't really matter, you become a better mountain biker by buying more expensive bikes, practice doesn't do much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfred
    No, Alivio components aren't sufficient, you need at least Deore components for stairs. If you want to ride skinnies, you need at least LX components. XT components will let you do drops up to 5ft, and XTR will let you do drops up to 10 feet. If you put all XTR components on your bike, but switch to FSA cranks, then you can do 12 ft drops. Adding an X.0 derailleur and shifter adds another 2 feet.

    Body position doesn't really matter, you become a better mountain biker by buying more expensive bikes, practice doesn't do much.
    This was intended as a joke...right?

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    joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    joke?
    Yes...a joke. The info provided was silly at best.

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    i know that
    i was wondering myself also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazinall91
    i know that
    i was wondering myself also
    Nevermind...I shouldn't even be answering this. I am not an experienced MTB'er. I retract my comment.

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    mx_599

    I would love to practice my 'downstairs' technique with the vixen in your avatar.


    To the OP, Body positioning is the most important part of any mans downstairs technique.

    You must maintain a comfortable position in order to prevent fatigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    mx_599

    I would love to practice my 'downstairs' technique with the vixen in your avatar.


    To the OP, Body positioning is the most important part of any mans downstairs technique.

    You must maintain a comfortable position in order to prevent fatigue.
    hahahha. that was great

    she is a Victoria's Secret Angel

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    Keep your legs bent, your ass about an inch away from your seat, and your weight near the back. Keep your legs semi-relaxed, so that every time the rear of the bike goes down, your feet go down with it.

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    Just let your legs stay loose, keep your arse and weight back over the rear axel and keep your wheels straight. Exactly the same technique for technical DH and roots and rocks and.....
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