The manual is a great bike handling skill that requires braking control and balance. It’s not all about impressing your mates though, it has loads of practical uses on MTB trails. Here’s Blake’s pointers for using manuals to your advantage on the trail!

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As a Freerider, Blake likes to manual at every given opportunity. When he’s not manualling, he’s sleeping, and dreaming of time on the back wheel. However, it’s not all about style…check out how he uses them practically on the trail to preserve flow and control, gain speed and most importantly…stay dry!

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