Climbing Techniques

Climbing Techniques

The main challenge with any climb is usually that fine balance between keeping enough power to move forward and not losing traction at the same time.
In this chapter we will review different techniques and approaches to climbing, as well as some safety tips and common errors.

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Climbing Techniques
  • Seated Climbing

    While climbing, our main challenge is to find balance and traction. We need to take into account our body position, shoulder position, and gear choice.

  • Standing climbing

    Looking to attack a climb with fast speed, keep your momentum on the uphill or sprint out as you go over a crest?
    Standing climbing is a technique that will help you produce more power as you climb. While it might be difficult to keep up for long - it is very useful for hight speeds on short cli...

  • Crouched Climbing

    Crouched climbing comes in handy when approaching steeper, more technical terrain. Compared to standing climbing, it offers us better balance and control and is more suitable for slower climbing sections where a lot of bike-body separation is needed to maintain balance and traction.

  • Climbing Dismount

    As we're climbing a hill we might find that we run out of momentum and have to stop. With our seat high and the slope pulling us back, this might be tricky. With a proper climbing dismount, we can prevent rolling back and dismount in a safe way.

  • Restarting on a climb

    Ever got stopped in the middle of a climb? Getting back on the pedals can be a bit tricky. In this video, we'll cover how to get back up and into climbing with rolling back.

  • Ride smart: approaching a corner with a rock climb

    Thinking about your setup can make some features easier than they seem, let’s see how Shaums does it on a climbing corner that has a rock roll up in the middle of it.