GeekPro Camera: Downhill experience
The GeekPro Camera Downhill and Free ride event took place in the USA in 2015. It was organized by mountain bike and downhill enthusiasts, who made some awesome footage using GoPro Camera. The rides were totally crazy and packed with adrenaline and crazy stunts.
Downhill mountain biking is biking on steep, rough terrain with jumps, drops, rock gardens and other obstacles. In competitive races, a continuous course is defined on each side by a strip of tape. But here we can see some great footage of individuals riding down the insanely steep slopes with the GeekPro Camera.
GeekPro Camera: Useful advice for downhill biking
Here at GeekPro Camera we would like to share some basic advice for downhill biking for our GeekPro Camera users:
Elbows up: This is a totally basic but highly important technique. You have to keep your arms bent and your elbows high for maximum strength and leverage. Wider handlebars make it easier to maintain that position.
Drop it: If you’re riding a downhill bike, you’ll be in the right position for descending. If you’re on a trail bike, then a dropper seatpost. It still lets you climb fast, but the push of a button puts you in a safer, lower position for cruising downhill.
Keep contact: Your feet are two of the most important contact points with the bike, so the right shoes and pedals are crucial. Flat pedals, help keep your feet in the right position when braking and jumping.
Let it roll : If you get into trouble in a hard spot, keep neutral pressure on your bars, so the bike tracks where it wants to go, and avoid slamming on the brakes. The bike will almost ride down stuff on its own.
If you are also a excited about downhill riding and would like to send some footage made with the GeekPro Camera, do not hesitate to contact us and send us some footage! We will gladly share it here on GeekProCamera.com!