Being able to manual a mountain bike is an incredible tool to have on the trail. By lifting the front tire up and rolling forward, you are able to keep momentum and speed through sections while also gaining control when done correctly. Especially on rollers and downhill technical sections, you can actually make the trail smoother, faster and safer by applying this technique.
In this video, you get to hang out with Santa Cruz Syndicate World Cup Champion Steve Peat and dirt jumper Blake Samson as they take you through how to do a manual on your mountain bike. This is part of a new series of videos by Bike Riders United. To submit suggestions for skills you want covered, head over to the Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport Facebook page.
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