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Cycling and foot forward correlation

jnicoljnicol Posts: 8 Baller
Can all you avid cyclists and mountain bikers weigh in on this?

I have a theory that the foot forward you slalom with is also the foot you are most comfortable having forward when coasting on a bike.

So far this theory has proven true but the sample size is not large. Please confirm or refute the theory based on how you coast on your bike.



  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,078 Mega Baller
    I was asking some fellow bikers about this a while back and the response i got was front foot on ski =rear foot when coasting downhill on a mtb!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 744 Crazy Baller
    A few years ago, the forward foot on a bike didn't matter to me. Now, with bad knees, right being worse, I prefer my left foot forward. I ski LFF.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    edited June 2015
    Huh I usually coast with one up and one down. Not aware of a preference for which is which.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • mopowpowmopowpow Posts: 318 Baller
    RFF on ski & bike
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    RFF on ski and bike for me. I know 3 people for sure who LFF both or RFF both. Most road bikers I know ride one foot up and the other down....only my MTB friends ride level footed when coasting.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,265 Mega Baller
    How about instead of coasting, preferred foot down for idling on a unicycle... RFF/RFF for me.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • SiouxcitysmittySiouxcitysmitty Posts: 45 Baller
    very strong preference for LFF which matches my skiing
  • smalorsmalor Posts: 70 Baller
    Always LFF!!!
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,224
    edited June 2015
    If I'm out of the saddle and coasting I'd prefer LFF. I'm a lff skier. Giggity
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • NandoNando Posts: 584 Crazy Baller
    Never thought of this before- I'm LFF on both; seems like they correlate.
  • E_TE_T Posts: 625 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    Depends if I'm riding forward or sitting backwards
    E.T. phone home!
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  • rawlyrawly Posts: 536 Crazy Baller
    LFF on both , left is also my stronger turn on mtn bk and dirtbike.
  • DWDW Posts: 2,317 Mega Baller
    The fall forward test has been my marker, which foot you stop a forward fall is ski foot forward. Seems to correlate with a modest sample size.
  • supergadgetsupergadget Posts: 55 Baller
    This is one weird subject. I have never even thought of it before, But anyway I'm LFF, have ridden bikes forever, and you are right; LFF on the pedals. This way you have you power stroke ready to go within 1/2 stroke- right foot!
  • RupRup Posts: 72 Baller
    LFF on the ski and bike.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,820 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    LFF on ski and RFF on bike
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • DanEDanE Posts: 930 Crazy Baller
    Lff both ski and bike
  • FLeboeufFLeboeuf Posts: 87 Baller
    LFF skiing, LLF coasting on a MB.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,905 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    RFF on a ski, LFF on the bike. It doesn't seem to be a correlation.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,470 Mega Baller
    edited June 2015
    I do think about skiing when I'm coasting on the road on the mountain bike. Like to do a hands free swerve on slight declines which forces a good counter into the turns.
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 595 Solid Baller
    RFF on ski and LFF on Bike
  • david_skidavid_ski Posts: 121 Baller
    LFF bike and ski. Countering on a bike is just like that on a ski. To turn right you start a slight counter to the left to initiate the right turn. Now if I could just translate that as efficiently on the water as it happens on the ground.
  • ShakeskiShakeski Posts: 141 Baller
    Right Foot Forward coast on a bike... Left Foot Forward Slalom...
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,977 Infinite Pandas
    It seems like most of the responders in this thread are LFF. Hmmm, I'm RFF and I NEVER coast on a bike - I'm always pushing. LFF maybe correlates to slackers?

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,263 Mega Baller
    I don't remember the last time I rode a bike...
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,156 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I cant get by how great those shorts feel. Never thought about my feet.
    Shut up and ski
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,016 Crazy Baller
    LFF on a bike RFF ski!!
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,820 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @eleeski - Ok, then which foot forward when you bunny hop the bike? ;)
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • GarnGarn Posts: 570 Crazy Baller
    RFF ski and bike.
  • Erik4cErik4c Posts: 51 Baller
    RFF ski and LFF bike.
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