A curb might seem simple, or even boring. However never underestimate a curb. Martyn basically learnt to be a pro mountain bike rider using this simple obstacle.

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Martyn is putting Blake through his paces in this video. While showing you, and Blake, how to practise some basic trials skills using the most common piece of street furniture there is, the humble curb. What street obstacle should we use next? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. great video 😀 cities have lots of hidden gems and features where a mountain biker can have fun, learned this while working as a courier cyclist, and hating road bikes, I did it on a hard tail with hybrid street tires.
    after a while it gets boring and you just want to spice things up a bit.. curbs, potholes, stairs (when no pedestrians are around), decorative rock features, anything can be used to hone those skills 😀
    riding street is fun, but always be careful and have consideration about other people around, it's not like trees that you can avoid, taking risks can endanger others in the city..

  2. I remember cracking the frame on my beloved GT Zaskar practicing manualing onto a curb back in the day.


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