Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

Greg from is back with more mountain bike tips for you….this time he talks about riding fast through the rocks.  Be sure to check out all the other Mountain Bike tip articles as well.

Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

by Greg Heil

When Darryl emailed me the possible topic of “going fast down rocky and uneven trails on a mountain bike,” my first thought was “hey, that’s a great topic!” But as I started thinking about it a little more, I realized that going fast down a technical trail isn’t just one skill—it’s the culmination of a multitude of bike handling skills that need to be learned and cultivated over time.

Sometimes the fastest, straightest line isn’t the smoothest. Rider: Greg Heil.

Explaining how to go fast through a downhill rock garden could easily fill several chapters in a mountain bike skills book, so in this article I’m just going to give you the quick-and-dirty version. Here are my top 5 tips for going fast on rocky trails:

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