RideLogic™ / Lee Likes Bikes free samples
Welcome to the free samples page for the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School. I hope you enjoy these lessons and resources.
The lessons with links are available with a free trial membership. The lessons without links require paid memberships.
RideLogic™ bike setup system
Become one with your bike: About the RideLogic™ bike setup system
Transcend the conventional wisdom about cockpit setup
Calculate your ideal handlebar width
The key to RideLogic™: Get RAD then RAAD
Handlebar <> saddle position: Should your grips be even with, above or below your saddle?
Plus: dialing in your current bike, choosing the perfect bike for you, and way more …
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills v3 video bonus
Thanks for reading the book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills v3. This page shows videos for some of the key skills.
Show me the kung fu >>>
Use your hips!
Triangle of Awesome
Off the bike: Master this movement
3 essential positions: off/on the bike
The overall mission
The low “attack” or hinged position
The extended power position
Don’t lean forward or back!
Lock your core
Advanced: Hop to heavy braking
Pedaling ovals (about oval chainrings)
Cornering step 1: lean the bike
Cornering step 2: load the bike
Cornering step 3: drive your hips
Foot down or feet level?
A tale of two angles
Riding up things
Pedaling up a hill
Pedaling up a steep slope
Pedaling up a steep ledge
Dynamic traction for loose climbs
Riding down things
Intro: This is simpler than you think
Riding down a hill
Rolling down a ledge
Flying off a drop (advanced)
Wheelie drop (advanced)
Big drop with a lip (advanced)
What is pumping?
Pumping step 1: arms
Pumping step 2: legs
Pumping step 3: arms and legs
Pumping step 4: ellipses of love (advanced)
Pumping corners (advanced)
A corner … is a sideways hole
Pumping flat turns
Hopping between turns New
Read this before you jump
Essential jumping technique
Step-ups and step-downs
Flying high vs. staying low
When good jumps go bad
Jumping: another perspective
This Grand Unified Theory of Shred integrates bike setup, body position and the row/anti-row cycle to dynamically lock you within your bike for ultimate power and control. Light Hands/Heavy Feet has been a useful model. This is next level.
Make your bike match your body
Make your body match your bike
Row and anti-row everywhere
Lock yourself inside your bike
At this level we’re rowing, anti-rowing, cornering, pumping, hopping and jumping on a perpetual wave of awesomeness. Start here:
Ride With Flow (Capital F)
See better to go faster
Don’t look. See.
Pick great lines
Match your line and speed to your skills
Find a state of Flow
Hack your flow state
Trigger yourself into peak performance by Dr. Jason Richardson
What is a switchback?
Why are switchbacks so hard?
Learn these skills before you ride switchbacks
Essential switchback tips
Awesome switchback drills (L1)
Suggestions or questions? Email [email protected].
This page is just the tip of the MTB iceberg. You’ll ride much better and have more fun with a full LLBMTB membership.
Hey Lee, just wondering, is unweighting and weighting the same as pumping? Hopefully not a silly question! Ha!
Simple answer: Yes.
Less simple answer: Not exactly. Pumping involves loading and unloading, but with a row/anti-row full-body movement cycle. Loading/unloading might be done just with legs.
For more info about pumping see https://www.llbmtb.com/members/riding-skills/pumping-bumps/
Bought your fitting book but none of the links to your bike fit calculator work!
Depending on your device, you might need to download the ebook PDF to your device, then copy the video URLs, then paste them into a browser.
Thanks for reaching out.
The new edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills contains a ton of info, and you can curl up with it on your couch. It is not included with an LLBMTB membership, but you can order it here:
MMBS3 is the Bible of MTB technique, but this site is way better. 1) It contains more info. 2) It’s kept current. 3) It has videos (writing about riding is like dancing about architecture). 4) We can interact like this and on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/llbmtb/
You know I have an agenda, but I think a full membership on this site is the best deal in mountain biking. Since you took a class, you have a discount code.
PLUS: Since you’re local, we can do private classes any time you like. http://www.leelikesbikes.com/lee-mccormack
I love your book, and Boulder classes, but I’m not super jazzed about online/computer based learning.
Will I be well served buying your books on training, or are those part of the complete online membership? Or should I use both to keep up with changes. etc?
I want a robust winter, and then, spring followup training regimen.