Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix, Lemond Poprad. Retired: Jamis Sputnik, Centurion LeMans Fixed, Diamond Back ascent ex
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tips dismount skills for beginner
I want to practice dismount without hands-on training. I've read descriptions and seen video (Any good on-line help anyone can point me to?)
I normally use SPD clipless, single release (ankle/lower leg twist). Is this going to be a problem, I understand clipless is fine, but is one type better and/or vastly preferred for CX? (I am familar with the general debate on which clipless is preferred, but not as related to CX)
I'll start practice in the local park on grass, I assume starting with no clip engagement is the way to go. Does that mean I should put some platform pedals on temporarily, or take the cleats off the shoes?
After I can first get the motions down while unclipped, while trying it clipped & during the dismount after getting the one leg over back of bike on the other side, does one then twist the still connected foot to unclip?
Just looking for pointers, advice in general, etc. There is a clinic I may do in 2 months, should I wait or can I hack at it on my own without getting bad habits?