Get the lowdown here on how to adjust your lean to control your downhill speed. Running downhills is an art, requiring a little practice and guts; however, downhills will allow you to gain any lost time on the hills previously found in the race. If racing, you should feel a balance between staying upright and, lacking a better phrase, falling on your face (take it easier in training). Pairing a proper lean on a downhill can translate to speeds that are simply not sustainable on level ground. With practice, you’ll be able to completely control your downhill speed based on your degree of lean.