Originally Posted by B.Curvin
Congrats on the bike. Here are a couple tips.
Lower your tire pressure to 16 to 18 psi when offroad. It will feel MUCH more secure.
When braking/cornering, sit as far forward as possible.
Once you start a turn, if you aren't still braking, you should be accelerating. You don't have to nail it, but you should at least have the throttle cracked enough to be driving just a little. This will make the front feel much more planted.
Thanks for the advice/information! The cornering skills sound like riding street. I'm planning on touring so I won't be able to up and down the tire pressure, but would this be something to do while I'm learning?
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