How to Bunny Hop, Step-by-Step Guide

The Wheel Lift Family is comprised of all sorts of maneuvers; front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts, level lifts, manuals, pedal wheelies, stoppies and of course, the queen of them all, The Bunny Hop. The Bunny Hop goes beyond being a cool trick to master; it’s incredibly practical on the trail.  Use bunny hops to clear Read More →

How to Ride Drops with Confidence

You’re smoking down some sweet single track and right as you nail that last high-speed corner you see your friends seemingly float down a steep drop. You choose the b-line and cruise around this wall of mystery and then start hammering like mad to catch up with your friends … sound familiar? Safely riding off Read More →

5 Things You Can Do To Instantly Ride Better

Mountain biking doesn’t have to be all about going BIGGER and BADDER.  Turns out, tuning up the little things is all it takes to launch your riding to the next level.   Ready to step it up a notch?  Here are 5 important tune-ups to focus in on. 1. Head Up Look where you want to Read More →

Easy Guide To Floating Down Stairs

It turns out, perfecting stair riding will help both your Urban Slayer reputation AND your ability to tackle technical singletrack.  Mother nature (and trail builders) frequently throw stair-like features our way on the trail.  Perfecting your stair riding will, in turn, better prepare you to smoothly sail down these features. No more bobble head. No more bumpity bumpity.  Read More →

Learn to Track Stand in 8 Steps

  Track standing is one of those old faithful mountain bike skills; reliable, practical and just a little showy.   The track stand will help you to tackle technical sections of trails, navigate city riding and of course, show off for your friends. Here are a few practical applications for a track stand: Pause at the top Read More →

When not to use your middle finger

Is your braking holding you back? Much of an experienced mountain biker’s control, skill and speed lies both in the way they use their brakes (ease the squeeze!) AND the way they set-up their brake controls on the bars.   In this article, we’re going to focus on the importance of proper set-up of your brake levers.   Read More →

Want to ride faster? Try slowing down

“Smooth is fast.”  You’ve heard that a hundred times … but what does it really mean?   If you’re focused on riding fast, expect to spend the majority of your ride in a very reactive state.    This can result in poor line choice, over-breaking in corners, bouncing down technical sections (causing fatigue), wasting energy cleaning up Read More →

The Ultimate Ninja Adventure Van

Ninja Instructor Hannah Levine is selling her super rad camper van.  This van has been designed to maximize space and functionality. Lots of storage for your all your gear and clothes. Ideal for anyone looking to travel with bikes and dogs! Fits in a normal parking space; easy to drive and maneuver. The perfect Ninja Read More →

What’s Next? Continuing your Ninja Journey

So you’ve just completed your first Ninja Clinic and you’re realizing this Ninja stuff is pretty cool. You’re hungry for more. What’s next? Finished your first Fundamentals Clinic? Join us for a full day of INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED skills. Feeling comfortable with your tires on the ground but itching to get some air? Take a Read More →

If you think you can’t do it, you’re right

Perhaps Henry Ford said it best “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t.  You’re right.”. Self talk can have a substantially  positive or negative effect on your riding performance and your ability to handle technical aspects of a trail or race course. If you roll up to every obstacle on the trail and Read More →

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