Skills Flash: "Ratcheting the Pedals"
Ratcheting the pedals is a useful mountain bike skill that every serious rider should have in their arsenal. It a very useful skill when your balance is needed or you need to remain upright over high obstacles without pedal strike. When Would You Need to Ratchet? First, when would you need to use this skill? It can be useful when you are going through a rock garden with rocks high enough that a full pedal stroke would strike the rocks and send you off your balance and off yo