Im a MTB newbie for the most part and have recently started trail riding
I think Ive established that my main issue is with climbing. For some steep inclines I just lose it and either nearly flip on my head or come to a dead stop and barely escape my SPDs before toppling over.
I ride a Gary Fisher Montare hardtail, Marzochi Bomber, SRAM 9spd, etc. I consider it a pretty nice bike and its all aluminum so its pretty damn light. From what Ive been told its an excellent setup specifically for climinging. Sooo...Im ruling out the bike on this one, it just must be me.
Situation is I come to a sharp incline, if I gear down low I find my front tire wanting to come up off the ground and me tumbling backwards (ouch)
If I keep a mid gear I can make a good ways up the incline but then just come to a dead stop.
Is there some technique here that Im just not using?
Thanks in advance for any advice