Step 5 – Lift your rear wheel over the root

This is undoubtedly the hardest part of the manoeuvre. The whole aim of the exercise is to get over the root without your wheels touching it. The front wheel is normally straight forward but to get the rear wheel over, you’ll need to get your weight as far forward as possible and lift your rear wheel up and over the root a bit like you would going over a gutter or ledge. As your wheel comes up, you also need to “push” your bike forward underneath you to clear the last part. Once again you’re aiming to land your rear wheel on the dirt on the other side so everything you can do to get it there will help.