As I have gotten out to some legitimate mountain biking trails this past week, I have found my climbing technique is lacking.
These trails I am very familiar with from mountain biking but the climbs are just brutal on a 29er uni.
I had been riding the steepest paved hills I could find in town to work on my technique but it doesn’t seem to translate well to dirt.
These climbs are fairly sandy, range in grade from 10-14%, some short pitches are probably steeper. What is the basic technique that should be used? Just sit and grunt it out? Is standing and pedaling a better option? I find many videos on downhill muni, but not much on how anyone got to the top!