Off-camber

Off-camber sections are a lot like corners – and you treat them in almost exactly same way. As the ground leans away from you, you’re left with less grip as you try to keep the bike on course.

Off-camber basics

Keep off the brakes – as the ground leans away from you, you’re left with less grip. Hitting the brake can make you slide out.

Keep high – It is far easier to to drop a little lower than try to regain height.

Eyes open – a rut on an off-camber section will quickly give you more grip as your tyres can drive straight into the mud again. Keep an eye out for any rut or rock that may give you a little more grip.

Body position

Drop your ‘down hill’ pedal to the bottom point and keep the bike over the mid-point of the bike. This maximises weigh distribution over both wheels. If you feel the bike slipping, bring your weight forward to weight the front wheel and take your ‘up hill’ foot off the pedal.

Eyes forward, and keep looking at the track ahead.