It is recommended that you ‘block’ gears down. Which means to skip gears and not change down through each gear (5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st). You can block gear change from 4th to 1st for example. We will now explain how to change down gears. You might have to do this in a situation whereby you need to slow down for a bend or narrow gap and you’re in too high of a gear. Always remember to change down to 1st gear to move off (although you can move off in a higher gear if moving downhill).