3 Drills for Better Cornering

cornering basics and drills




Cornering is essential to any type of cycling. We do it often and the better we can do it the faster we can go, the less work we have to do, the safer we will be and the more fun we can have.  Many cyclists get caught riding their bikes like it is stuck in a trainer and so it is upright the whole ride. This creates a situation where the terrain asks the bike to move to the side (like on a berm, or corner or when standing) and the rider must slow down and turn the handle bar significantly instead of leaning the bike to carve the corner like we would on skis or in board sports. Take your cornering out to a safe area and use these drills to grasp the concept of cornering so that you can enhance the fun factor on your next ride.