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Old 10-30-17, 07:33 AM
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Berms with holes in them?

Hey guys, I encountered something I didn't know how to handle this weekend at Kingdom Trails.

Some of the berms weren't so smooth. Many of the berms had holes in them from erosion and a full season of abuse. How should I approach these kinds of berms?

Typically, I just lean in with the bike and let my front suspension dig in, then pump out of the berm into the next section. With these divets and holes in the berms it feels super dicey and unsettles my front end.
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It's called mt biking?
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Those sound like braking bumps. They are formed by riders braking in the turns rather than before the turns. Don't brake when in them--go faster and skim over them. Or, you can take a different line, either inside or outside of them. Similarly, take a different apex--enter inside/exit outside or vice versa. Stay loose to absorb the bumps that you do have to go over and look further ahead--past the exit of the turn. You'll be by them sooner and smoother.
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
Those sound like braking bumps. They are formed by riders braking in the turns rather than before the turns. Don't brake when in them--go faster and skim over them. Or, you can take a different line, either inside or outside of them. Similarly, take a different apex--enter inside/exit outside or vice versa. Stay loose to absorb the bumps that you do have to go over and look further ahead--past the exit of the turn. You'll be by them sooner and smoother.
Thanks mate, they kinda scared me with all the roots and holes in them. I'll also try the different apex and see what comes out smoother.
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