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How to bail out of a mountain bike crash

If you ride any kind of bicycle the odds are that you are going to have a crash of some kind.  If you ride a mountain bike it is a full on certainty that you are going to have a crash at some point (probably in the next 24 hrs).

As ever in these situations we turn to our favourite bike vlogger Seth (of Seths Bike Hacks).  The video above shows you the 5 steps to bailing out of a bike crash and below we have listed the steps for you with some grabs from the video, the grabs wont teach you anything so you should basically just watch the video.

How to bail out of a mountain bike crash

Know that you can always improve your predicament

 

How to bail out of a mountain bike crash 1

Stupid is as stupid does.

Totally Disregard your bike – (you can buy a new bike but new knees are not so readily available)

 

Medical bills are a bit more pricey than new bikes in the states

Medical bills are a bit more pricey than new bikes in the states

Practice dismounting in a hurry

 

This is pretty handy for CX racers and stealing ice creams

This is pretty handy for CX racers and stealing ice creams

If you are going over the bars – do it feet first (not as easy as Seth makes it look)

 

How to bail out of a mountain bike crash 4

To infinity and beyond,

When you hit the ground – tuck and roll

 

How to bail out of a mountain bike crash 5

It doesn’t look pretty but it does the job (kinda like McC)

You can find more of Seths stuff here.

 

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