Practice basic skills on a trail you know well. Break the skill down into parts, and practice them one at a time. For cornering, I practice looking through the corners, squaring my hips and leaning my bike. I just pick one thing to focus on at a time.
If you don’t already have a dropper post on your bike, get one. I run a Fox Transfer post, as it’s the best one out there. There’s a lot more satisfaction and joy in mountain biking if you embrace the process and the adventure.
Chloe is a four-time U.S. national champion, having swept the Elite Women’s Cross-Country and Short-Track titles in both 2015 and 2019. She’s also a World Cup Short-Track winner and 2016 Olympian.
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