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Old 07-25-16, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLibrarian View Post
"Proper form" at least in mountain biking is to stay seated. This gives you better traction on the back tire. I like to aggressively attack smallish hills so generally stand up anyway. Feels better to me to push with some strength and be done quickly rather than spin up the hill slowly.
Regardless of what is 'proper' or not, the ability to pedal smoothly while standing is a good skill to have. Uphill, downhill, on the flats, from a standing start (good point @caloso), all appropriate times to stand and pedal depending on the situation.
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