Bike Descending Tips For Triathletes

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Aug 12, 2013
  • Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:37 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Tip #4: Weight the outside pedal and inside handlebar

Your knee closest to the inside corner should be up, with your opposite leg forcefully extended against the outside pedal for balance. Lightly weighting the inside handlebar is also effective. “If you get into a habit of doing this into every corner, you’ll realize you aren’t even turning the handlebars, the weight is turning you,” Gue says. This counter-steering helps hold your front tire to the road and keeps you balanced.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a contributor for Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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