How To Climb Out Of The Saddle

Published on June 20th 2018


A lot of cyclists struggle with the feeling of riding out the saddle. Emma gives her top tips for standing on the pedals and how you can use this technique to break up a long climb. 

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Climbing out the saddle is often best on a steep incline and allows you to generate more torque and power. Emma show's you how to avoid kickback while getting out of the saddle, a key skill for riding in a group. She also offers her advice on gearing as often you will be forced out of the saddle if you run out of gears. Weight distribution and body positioning are key when riding out the saddle, making sure you maintain rear wheel traction. Remember practice makes perfect, so get out there and give it a go!

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