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How to improve your technique to upload trialeras

How to improve your technique to upload trialeras

Going up trialeras with your mountain bike without losing your balance is a high technical level challenge. This type of sections combine a series of obstacles and technical difficulties that complicate the passage: accused pending, loose earth, loose stones, gravel or even cracks. In short, trialeras are characterized by an unstable firm in which adhesion is lost in the tires, while the severity of the slope exerts its strength to unbalance. But with a lot of practice and applying certain tricks you can dominate them without putting standing or falling. If you practice Mountain Bike frequently and you want to improve the level of management of your bike, you will have to learn to dominate these sections with some ease, both on up and down. On this occasion, we explain some basic rules and tricks to take away your fear and dare to climb trialeras in an agile and safe way.

Rule number 1: Prepare your bicycle

If you already know in advance that the route you are going to do will have trialeras in climb, it is convenient to make simple adaptations on your mountain bike with the aim of obtaining extra support to rise comfortable, safe and avoid losing your balance:


Slightly reduce the usual pressure of your tires. On average, remove 0.1 bar to the front wheel and between 0.2 and 0.3 bar to the rear wheel because it will be the most skidded and cause the imbalance. The ballast on the flat terrain will not be very pronounced and in the end we will win grip in the trialera.


Make sure it is well leveled and in a neutral distance with the handlebar. It should not be very advanced or very delayed. Your sitting position in the armchair will be key to managing balance and advancing on the trialera.


Make a quick cleaning and greased from your automatic pedals. It is important that they get hooked and unusual easily. Also check the anchor tension and adjust it to your preferences, pressing or loosening the corresponding screw. This will avoid foot slip by pedaling or you cannot unhook you from the pedal in time. In short, it is about preventing you from losing your balance and falling. If you are not very accustomed or do not feel safe with the automatic pedals, with the platform pedals it will be easier to pose your foot on the ground in case you unbalance yourself but at the same time you have a more risk that your pedal foot is slipped. MTB bicycle

Rule number 2: anticipation

The first technical climb approaches and you have to prepare to pass it successfully before it begins. Adapt the development, do not wait to change when the climb has already begun. To do this, you have to fix the look in front, visualize and memorize all the elements of the start of the trialera several seconds before arriving. Once you have identified the type of trialera that you are going to upload (with a lot of slope, with stones, loose earth, etc.) it is time to change to larger crowns or remove the large dish if you use double plate. Then, accelerate to enter with some impulse on the climb while still pedaling at any time.

Rule number 3: advanced posture

With the lightest and lighter development possible, it is time to climb following a certain line. To stay in balance, posture is essential. Try to place your butt on the front of the armchair, but not at the tip. Better at the beginning of the nose to maintain a part of your body weight on the rear train and prevent the posterior wheel from skidding. At the same time move your trunk and arms slightly above the handlebar. The greater the slope, the greater the displacement of your body forward. But do not forget to keep always possible part of your butt at the beginning of the saddle's nose. And finally remember a basic standard: never stand up a trialera. The risk of unbalanced is tripled.

Rule number 4: Avoid abrupt pedaling

It may seem like a topic, but in the management of technical climbs with a mountain bicycle, the woman is better than strength. Thus avoid sudden accelerations or set the pedals. Pedalea with a sustained but firm rhythm, with a accompanied pedal. To achieve it, we must remember the number two rule of anticipation, where we insist on the need to change to a climbing development, more agile fluid. Cyclist pushing mtb bicycle

Rule number 5: regulate your forces

The last trick so you can reach the end of the trialera without putting your foot on earth is to regulate your strength. This happens to pedal at a constant pace, with a cadence of agile but balanced pedaling. In addition, this extra force always is good in case you should give one more impulse to go through a step, overcome an obstacle, a root, etc.

Conclusion: anticipation, posture and pedaling

Working these three aspects are fundamental to overcome most of the trialeras with your mountain bike. Visualize and study the section, maintain a balanced posture on the bike (but slightly advanced) and change to comfortable and fluid development will allow you to climb with guarantees. In addition, if you adapt certain elements of your bicycle, such as wheel pressure or pedal tension, you will get extra comfort and safety that will increase your trust.
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