TWO MORE WAYS TO GET IT DONE
F Use it for steep, rough terrain where having a hand free may be helpful
Reach over the bike with your right hand from the nondrive side and pick it up by the down tube.
Rest the saddle on your shoulder, letting the bike balance there.
Place your right hand on the stem to control the front wheel and the bike’s angle.
Push the front end down and back to gain more clearance.
Pro Tip Too short to get enough clearance? Loosen your seatpost clamp to lower the saddle height – it’ll give you more room. Or, turn the bike so it rests more on your back and hip, especially as the slope steepens.
F Use it for short, quick sections; flatter or slightly downhill terrain
Reach over the bike with your right hand, grab it low on the down tube, and pick it up.
Keep your left hand on the grip or hood to manage the bar.
You can also pick it up by the top tube for short distances, downhills, and lower obstacles.
Pro Tip Use a variation of this for steep hills: Pick up the bike from the top tube and bar and use it like a crutch or walking stick. Hold the front brake to keep the wheels planted.