8 Most Common Mistakes: Riding A Drop

drop mistakes - pulling up on the handlebars

Want to learn how to ride a drop? Trying to improve your drop form? Start by reading through last week’s article on “How to ride a drop“. As much as I’d like to think you are now all experts at riding drops after reading the “How to” article, I know that’s likely not the case. Read More →

How to Ride A Drop: Down/Back Technique

Drops come in all shapes and sizes. Rocks, roots, human built wood features and natural elevation changes all create drops ranging from the size of a curb to the size of a building. When ridden correctly, drops are Fun-with-a-capital-F. However, before you start sending yourself off the biggest drop you can find, it’s important to Read More →

Steep Transitions: The Roll Down

Do you find yourself walking around a steep rock on the trail thinking, “How the heck do I ride down that?”. Have you had the very unpleasant experience of getting thrown forward while trying to roll down a short steep transition? If you answered yes to either of these, this is the skill for you! Read More →

5 Life Lessons From My Bike

No matter where you live in the world, 2020 has thrown us all some pretty big curve balls. I’m not a licensed expert on navigating change; but I can confidently say I have extensive hands-on experience with the subject matter. Through all the changes I’ve seen, past and present, big and small, I’ve never stopped Read More →

Secret to Switchbacks – Going Down

Last week we tackled the art of climbing UP a switchback. Did you miss it? Check it out here! This week it’s all about going down those pesky switchbacks. Let’s jump right into the 5 important steps to successfully (and smoothly) navigating a descending switchback. 1. Brake For Speed Setting your speed before you get Read More →

Secret to Switchbacks – Going Up

Switchbacks are one of those trails features that are really fun when ridden correctly, and really frustrating when done incorrectly. Riding up a switchback takes power, proper technique and a bit of practice. Simply trying to hammer up a switchback without considering your line selection, your gearing or your body position will leave you either Read More →

Insanity Check: 10 Tricks to Finding Your Trail Sanity

Are you doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Riding the same feature with the same technique and expecting different results is insanity! The next time you find yourself challenged on the trail, take a step back to troubleshoot and change your plan of attack.  To help, we’ve outlined 10 considerations Read More →

Braking 101: The What, Why and How

Whether you are brand new to mountain biking or you’ve been riding for many years, it’s important that you have a baseline understanding of what your brakes do, why they are important and exactly how to use them. Having a solid braking foundation will allow you to build up to more advanced braking technique, and Read More →

7 Must Know Skills for the New Mountain Biker

Would you ever hand your keys to someone who’s never driven a car before and say, “Here ya go! Figure it out and good luck!”. I hope not!  With great power, comes great responsibility… and I would argue that mountain biking is a great power. So if you are a new mountain biker, or if Read More →

Welcome Send’er of Service

What happens when you combine a former Pro Downhill Racer, Ninja Instructor, Bike Shop Employee and Super Mom with a bright, positive personality? You get Eden Jackson, Ninja’s Send’er of (Customer) Service. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the newest addition to the Ninja Administrative Team, Eden Jackson. In her new role Read More →