How to Climb Better on a Mountain Bike in 90 Seconds
Hi Groover, the Chest and Nose Technique is the answer for those steep climbs where you don’t have the grip or momentum for an out-of-saddle burst or where you’re finding it very difficult to keep the front wheel planted on the ground and keep front wheel control. To perform the Chest and Nose Technique simply slide your bum forward up to the nose of the seat so that your body weight is on the seat pressing through the bike and putting weight on the rear wheel. As you do that lower your
chest to the handlebar while still looking ahead along your line. Now, while the Chest and Nose technique might not be the most comfortable riding position, it’s very effective up steep sections
for improving your centre of gravity and your balance on the bike to maximize both weight over the rear wheel for rear wheel
traction, and weight over the front of the bike for
steering control. You’ll be amazed at how much steeper you can climb with the Chest and Nose Technique! Go try it out!