Use Your Body To Help Smooth The Ride - Even on bikes equipped with suspension, skilled riders still use their bodies to add smoothness and control. Ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, along with the waist and neck, provide incredible adaptability for ride comfort when matched with a properly fitted bike. For example, even if a shock absorber diffuses the energy of hitting a fist-size rock or root, good riders still use their leg muscles to lift themselves off the saddle just prior to impact to "un-weight" the bike for a smoother result. To stay in control on rough sections of trail, use your body's natural suspension: keep your hands, arms, legs and neck relaxed. Your ride will be more enjoyable and safer.