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Bad MTB Advice

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

MTB Advice that means well, but doesn't serve us well

Last week we put out a post on our social channels asking, 'What's the WORST piece of mountain bike advice you've been given? And while we weren't surprised by the type of advice provided, we were shocked at how MANY riders had been given bad advice!

Things like:

  • Just go faster

  • Don't use your front brake

  • Just get your butt back

  • Just do what I do

  • You have to be clipped in to be a good rider

  • Just send it

  • If you're not crashing, you're not trying hard enough

  • Pull up on your handlebars to lift your front wheel

  • Check it out on YouTube

  • Stay in your saddle - it's more efficient

  • Air your tires up so you'll roll faster

Have you heard any of these before?

Have any other bad MTB advice you'd love to share? Leave a comment below!

Our friends, partners and spouses all mean well by sharing tips to help better your riding, but without the proper training, they don't know how to translate what they are doing to you. Or, they may be unintentionally sharing bad information that can result in a crash or worse injury.

Working with a professionally certified mountain bike instructor will mean building and refining the fundamental skills on your bike, progressing correctly [safely], and a greater understanding of not only what you're doing and how on your bike but why.

The Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBIA for short) has been doing incredible work in recent years to increase the coaching industry standard and proving that it pays to work with a certified professional. All of our coaches at Minii Adventures are successfully and proudly certified through the PMBIA.

We'll be working to debunk why these pieces of advice seem good but how they are actually more harmful to riding safely and efficiently in our future posts.

Book a Private Lesson this spring to correct the bad habits and make sure you're riding safely. We'd also love to debunk any bad MTB advice you might have been given.

Our spring Private Lesson schedule will be opening up soon. Make sure you're subscribed to our Weekly Send to be the first to know when registration opens!

Find out more on our Private Lessons and how to book here.

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