Originally Posted by mud
Yes, Using the granny gear really does take finesse. It is a fine balance between wheelie-ing and loosing traction. Trials REALLY helps with this one.
Practice, practice, practice......
Gotta replace my clipless pedals with a set of flats before I do any more climbing practice.
Also, what happens when you stall out on a steep climb? Once the bike is moving forward, traction isn't as big an issue, but trying to start from a dead stop on a hill just causes the rear wheel to spin.