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Roncada’s Top 5 Riding mistakes

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Everybody makes mistakes, the important thing is to learn from those mistakes and not repeat them. Here’s a list of mistakes to avoid when riding your dirt bike.

This is a list of the top 5 riding mistakes I have seen people make over the years, including myself. Remember them next time you go ride!

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How to choose the right handlebars?

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Choosing the right pair of handlebars can make a huge difference in both your riding style and cornering speed. But how do you choose between all the different bends, and how do you know if you chose the correct one?

In this quick tip, I talk about my experience with all the different kinds of handlebars I tested over the years, and why one particular bend worked better for me than other ones.

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Is clutching different between a 2 stroke and a 4 stroke?

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Would you say there’s different techniques on when to/not to use the clutch with a 2-stroke versus a 4-stroke?

When people first make the transition from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke, they try to ride it just like they used to ride their old 2 stroke dirt bike, and quickly realize (hopefully) that 4 strokes are a different beast to tame and that they need to change their riding style a little bit.

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Shift faster without using your clutch

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Most beginners use their clutch to shift gears on a dirt bike, what they don’t know is that they don’t have to use it and will actually shift faster without it.

This quick tip explains how to do it and what to do in the event the bike won’t shift.

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Quick Tip: Ride with 1 finger on the clutch and front brake

In this image, you can see Pourcel getting ready for the upcoming turn by positioning both his middle fingers on the levers, and getting ready to brake into the turn.

A mistake I see many beginner-intermediate riders make is gripping both handlebar grips with all 5 fingers and only grabbing the brake or clutch when needed.

The problem with this is that you loose control of your bike during that transition from grips to clutch/front brake lever, and if you’re doing it while riding through braking bumps, you have a high chance of loosing control of your bike or having your hand slip of the grips.

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