Becoming more confident on the trails comes from improving your positioning on the bike, and it starts with your feet. Take notes as Aaron Gwin shows us how to properly position your feet and pedals while braking and why it matters, especially in steeper terrain.
A video on how to best use your feet to increase braking performance and safety on the trail. This might feel a little strange at first but be patient. Remember, the steeper the trail and harder you brake, the more dropping your heels will help. If you are not braking very hard or on a flat trail, you do not need to drop your heels as far. Hope this helps!
Extra note: the weight shift back on the dirt road sections of this video is more extreme than it should be on the actual trail. Usually, maintaining a more centered body position on the bike when braking is best. Will cover this in depth in a future video. 👊🏼
// Aaron Gwin
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