ABOUT THE INTRO TO GRAVITY ENDURO SESSION
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is a 3 hour session of lessons on a gravity enduro track with experienced, globally accredited mountain bike instructors who also have many years of experience in downhill racing. The session has limited places in order to better facilitate participant experience and learning, as well as risk management. The Intro to Gravity Enduro session will concentrate on the foundation skills required to safely and efficiently negotiate a gravity enduro track.
WHO IS THIS SESSION FOR?
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is for:
- confident and experienced XC riders wanting to try out gravity enduro
- new to gravity enduro racers who feel they need learn the basics properly
The session is primarily targeted to intermediate level cross country riders who have not raced or ridden gravity enduro. However the session also suits those who have begun gravity enduro racing/riding but are struggling to get down a gravity enduro track safely.
Riders this program suits already ride most obstacles and features on blue cross country trails.
Momentum Is Your Friend employs PMBIA and MTBA accredited coaches.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is all about helping you to develop and practice more advanced cross country and basic downhill skills so you can confidently ride gravity enduro trails or even start entering gravity enduro racing.
Skills learned will include:
- Body position
- Advanced cornering quickly on flat turns and berms
- Dealing with rocks
- Line choice & trail awareness
- Bike handling for more speed
- Small jump/wheel lifts/hopping/tabletops
- Race skills
- Location specific manoeuvres
Note: Session and program content may be altered at the coaches discretion for reasons of safety, weather, to better cater for the riders or other requirements.
IS THIS INTRO TO GRAVITY ENDURO FOR ME?
I’m an average intermediate cross country rider and want to try gravity enduro but...
“I need to learn to tackle some more challenging trail features.”
“I can’t get up and over roots and rocks well.”
“I can’t rollover or even leap off the drops and stuff well.”
“I’m slow down hill.”
"I lose my nerve when the trail heads downhill, especially if it's bumpy or rocky"
“I already ride a lot but I’m not really getting better.”
"Table tops make me cry"
If any of these statements sound like you then perhaps our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is for you.
SESSION INFO (Length, Age)
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is approx. 3 hours in length give or take.
This is a group session for people from 13 yrs old and up. Each group may contain up to approx. 6 riders maximum. Each session will have 2 coach/instructors.
WHAT YOU NEED
Your mountain bike will need to be suited to gravity enduro/advanced cross country riding and fitted with mountain bike tyres also suited to rough terrain. We strongly suggest using a tyre with an aggressive tread pattern and minimum width of 2.3 inches. 2.5-2.8 is more common. Lightweight cross country, touring or semi-slick tyres are not suitable.
Although a hardtail bike can be used, by far the most popular choices for gravity enduro are bikes of between 130 - 170mm full suspension travel and head tube angles between 67-64 degrees.
If you are unsure about any of this, please ask us.
We do ask that, to the best of your ability, that you try to ensure your bike is in good working and properly set up for your body shape and weight prior to the class. We cannot hold the class up to aid mechanical repairs.
Full Face Helmet (compulsory)
The MTBA enforces compulsory, full face helmets for gravity enduro events for good reason. You only have one head and face. You are required to wear a correctly fitting, FULL FACE, Australian approved helmet during all sessions.
Dropper Post (optional)
Although not compulsory, having a dropper post on your bike is an advantage for some intermediate and advanced skills. If you don't have a dropper post, we strongly advise setting your seat height to a low height for riding a gravity enduro trail. You can talk to our instructors prior to the class beginning about this if you need.
Knee and Elbow Pads (compulsory)
All students will be required to wear extra protection in the form of hard or soft shell pads on both knees and elbows. You not only gain the protection but also the confidence that comes from knowing you have the protection.
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