10 Cool Ways To Get Off Your Mountain Bike

10 Cool Ways To Get Off Your Mountain Bike


(upbeat music) (laughing) – How you all do it, yeah? So, that’s getting off your fat bikes at the end of the trail, or at the trail head, wherever. But, I’ve got a few ways
to make it even more fun, to make you look cool. Plus, maybe embarrass yourself, or to help save you
from being embarrassed. Huh? I’ve got a few ways. I’m gonna show you all of them. Look at that one. (swooshing and grinding) This is it. This is the Jam. I call it the jam ’cause
you’re jamming your front wheel under something, but what you want to find, well, the park bench is a perfect one because it’s got a
perfect amount of height. And you want to get that wheel to go underneath that overhang to jam in there, and you get off your bike, and it’s stuck like that. You can have your picnic, get your backpack off your back, smash some water, put your backpack on, get your bike off, and carry on riding down the trail. (laughing) Aww! Now that was relaxing. What a nice climb. Ha! Oh! Ah, you see that dismount, (laughs) yeah! Alright, I call that one Fixie/Roadie. I’ve adopted it from them. Mainly from the Fixie kind of crew, because I see them in the cities. They get on and off their bike like that. Yeah, do you know why,
there’s a reason why. See that saddle? When you’re going flat out on a road bike, you’re gonna be quite cramped up. You sat in that position powering away. Now, just think of getting
on and off your bike with a high saddle, so just think high saddle. You’re gonna be like
(grunting) cramping up, and it doesn’t look very elegant. When you’re in like that, wow. That’s the Fixie/Roadie. Ha, next! (sighs) This one is called the Armchair. (laughs) A little bit more complicated, but look how cool I look. I just got off the bike,
fell on my front wheel, chillin’ out, but how
to do it, I’ll show you. Quite complicated, but I’m gonna
walk you through it slowly, step by step. So when you’re coming in, you don’t want to come in too fast. You want to come in with
a little bit of speed. You want to lock your front brake. I preferably like to do both because it fills me with confidence. So you jam on front brake, whilst you’re jamming the front brake on, you want to push your body weight forward. And whilst you’re doing that, you’re jumping off your pedals. You want to turn your handlebars, let your legs come over the saddle, over like that, and land two feet to the side of the bike. Then, sit down on your
wheel, let go your brakes, and just cross your legs, link your hands, and just chill out in the armchair. Alright this one’s super simple. It’s Drift-Off and lay
your bike on the floor. So you come screaming out the trail, slam on your brakes, drift out, lay your bike down gently, walk off like you own the place. (snaps) Nailed it! (laughs) (sighs) Oh yeah, nice. (sighs) Oh, yes, that is another dismount. I call this the Tree Lean. You lean your bike against the tree without getting off your bike and then leaning against the tree, and then going up to get a
glass of water or whatever. ‘Cause it just works. Come in, skid, lean your bike
against the tree, walk in. Perfect. You don’t have to do all the steps. You don’t have to get off your bike, then lean it up. Why? Kill two birds with one stone. Easy, next! (jazz music) (sighs) Yep. There you go, ha. Right, so now how to do
the Cardigan in reverse. Make sure, tip number one is do it non-drive side. You don’t want to do it drive side, ’cause you don’t want to break your gears. So, there you go, tip number one. So when you’re coming in, you
want to come in quite slow. You want to remove your left
hand from your handlebar, grab your saddle, whilst you’re doing that,
you’re removing your left leg and putting out as far as you can to the right side of your bike. And by that, you want to, as soon as you’re putting down your bike, you’re pushing out your leg. ‘Cause your leg is going to counterweight you putting your bike down on the floor. Do it gently. Let go, stand off, walk away, (snaps) like a boss. (laughs and claps)
Next one! Yeah! Hoo-hoo! Hoo-hoo! (grunts)
(laughs) Wait, get your hands
away from that keyboard. Don’t be typing no rubbish stuff. That is called the mic drop. I’m dropping my bike from
a nice, gentle height, and it’s non-drive side,
so my bike is fine. Just gonna land on my bar end and my pedal. Which are direct contact to the ground when you have a crash anyway. Perfect! Mic drop.
(mic drops and echoes) Next! Oh, so, Sidesaddle. Remove your leg over
the back of your bike, sit on the side of your bike, get off slowly, bring a bit of pressure on your brakes. It’s a super chill way
of getting off your bike. So elegant. So elegant. The queen rides like that, a horse. Why not ride your bike and get off like that? (laughs)
That’s the sidesaddle. Let’s move on. Next! (sighs) Ah! Another dismount.
(laughs) That was called the Ghosty, but it’s not like all other ghosties, where you kind of just ghosty your bike, throw your precious
beauty into the distance, let it crash into the
dirt and get it destroyed. That’s not it. The Ghosty is where
you just flick the bike out in front of you, grab it with your one hand on the saddle, stand next to your bike, just like that. That’s a cool way of
getting off your bike. But if you do want to ghosty your bike, just make sure you grab it. Run after it because it’s precious. It has feelings. Next. Oh no, look at one of these little traffic calming sections for bikers. (laughs)
Easy. Oh! Look at that. Simple but yet effective. That I call the Loop Out dismount. When I come to a situation like that. Easy! Loop Out, get off your bike,
push through with one wheel. It’s the easiest way to get through there, but the loop out can end in tears. Like I said, if you’re clipped in, make sure you unclip before
coming to a situation like that. All you want to do is loop out, so you’re gonna put a lot of
pressure into your pedals. So, you’re gonna push! But by pushing, you’re
pulling on your bars to bring the bike into you and land two feet behind you. You don’t want to be going
pushing and not letting go and you’ll just lay yourself on the floor. And, that’s embarrassing. It’s all about looping out. A lot of pressure on
your pedals like that, push, pull to you, land two feet, walk your way through. (laughs) Whoo, look at that! The Armchair. Taught you that one in this video, mm-hmm. Pretty cool. But all these dismounts
come with practice. And to be honest, you’re
always gonna get off your bike so why not practice your
favorite dismount to perfect it. Especially doing it in front
of the trail’s trail head. Just think that, huh, how
cool are you gonna be? Or probably embarrassed. Either way, anyway. Hopefully you loved this video, ’cause I love dismounting my bike in all funny, peculiar ways. If you want to see another video, click just down here
for tricks on the trail, super basic one, click that. It’s pretty rad, I’ll show
you how to do certain tricks. And over here, Versus,
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