Your Guide to Cycling Downhill

Make sure your descents are safe...and fast. Here are some tips to braking, cornering and accelerating downhill.

Tips for a Controlled Descent

Tips for a Controlled Descent

Getting to the top is only half the battle. Learn how to cheat gravity--and get away with it--using these descending techniques.

Brush Up on Your Bike-Braking Skills

Brush Up on Your Bike-Braking Skills

If you are new to cycling, or if you are getting ready to head out for the first ride of the year, stopping properly is a skill that takes a bit of practice. Here are some things you may not know about slowing down.

How to Safely Turn During Descents

How to Safely Turn During Descents

Turning a corner while cycling downhill takes a little bit of skill to avoid a painful spill. Here's the correct way to make a turn without losing speed.

How to Work With Your Center of Gravity

How to Work With Your Center of Gravity

Most people's center of gravity is located just below the navel. By correctly positioning this center over the bike you will be able to maintain stability and control in tight corners and on steep, fast descents.

A Great Plyometric Exercise to Build Downhill Speed

A Great Plyometric Exercise to Build Downhill Speed

You can be as fearless as you want to be, but downhill mountain biking also requires short bursts of power and speed. In part one of this two-part story, Dr. Ed Burke suggests increasing horsepower with plyometric training.

6 of America's Best Descents

6 of America's Best Descents

Flying down a thrill-packed descent is one of climbing's greatest rewards. Here are six that will take your breath away.




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