Category: Basics, Downhill
Difficulty: Level 1 (of 4)

A Berm is what is generally called a steep curve (an elevation on the outside of a curve).

Berms can occur on their own in soft ground from a rutted trail, but are usually intentionally built onto an MTB track to allow faster cornering speeds.

The Berm intercepts thereby the outwardly acting centrifugal forces. You can lay the bike further into the turn and go faster through it.

Here you will find instructions on which cornering technique you need to apply to Berms:

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