At some time or another you’re bound to come across a steep transition. These can be quite intimidating without a solid plan of action. Using the following 6 steps, you’ll find these quite easy and fun! Ninja Coach Hannah Levine demonstrates the correct technique for riding a steep transition. The transition she’s riding in …Read More →
Whether intentionally placed or the result of nature, logs are a common obstacle on trails. Smaller logs are easy to ride over, but larger logs, or logs that are partially elevate off the ground can be an intimidating obstacle. The skill is relatively simple if you take the time to start small and progress your …Read More →
As beginner mountain bike riders we learn very quickly that the front brake is more powerful than the rear brake. Many new riders refrain from even using their front brake due to that time they grabbed it too hard and ended up flying over the bars. And there is always that one friend that tells …Read More →
Please join us in welcoming to the Ninja Family, Hannah Levine. Hannah will be the driving force behind Ninja camps, clinics and destination adventures on the east coast and beyond. With an official job title of Captain of Global Development, we’ve got big things planned with her! In a former life, Hannah worked as a …Read More →
For the third year in row, we’re shutting down our website on Black Friday to encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #optoutside. We are joining REI in this movement because we, too, believe that being outside (and on our bikes) makes us our best selves. Our lives are enriched by time spent …Read More →
It’s Party Time!! Join us for the annual Team Ninja Party! Sunday November 5 | 2pm – 7pm We’d love for you to come join us at our official Team Ninja 2017 Year-End Season Party. We’ll be reliving the glory days of this past year (like our team race results, our community outreach projects, and …Read More →
This is a low-speed skills used rolling down steep transitions (wheels on the ground). It could be used for a rock step, the back side of a pile of logs, or any other steep change in grade. This is a low-speed maneuver and differs from riding over a log, jumping or dropping. In this skill, …Read More →
Ninja Mountain Bike Performance presents a new monthly photo contest where entrants are eligible to receive a $50 Ninja Mountain Bike Performance gift card! PLUS the winning photo will be featured by Ninja Mountain Bike Performance on social media and the web. Every month, one (1) photo will be selected from Instagram or Facebook. All …Read More →
Learning how to corner correctly will make riding a heck of a lot more fun while doing wonders to increase your speed and efficiency. To help you get started with stepping up your cornering game, we’ve broken the skill broken down into 7 steps: 1. Set Your Speed Slow down to a speed at …Read More →
9 Day New Zealand Mountain Bike Tour (Jan 8-16, 2018) Ninja MTB performance is excited to announce the ultimate New Zealand guided ride experience. Sign up for a healthy sampling of the finest trails New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. Everything from machine built flow and bike park trails to epic back-country riding through …Read More →
I'm a road Triathlete that lucked into a XTERRA World Championship slot via the lottery last year. Being a road...
I'm a road Triathlete that lucked into a XTERRA World Championship slot via the lottery last year. Being a road triathlete, I had very little experience and no technical skills on a mountain bike. I took the Ninja beginner and then intermediate classes almost back to back. Richard is a great teacher, and taught the sequential skills that matter most. He does a great job of "breaking things down" with the what and the why, and illustrates the information well with his demonstrations, all the while, delivering it with a sense of humor and enthusiasm. Richard's instruction helped me successfully get through a very technical course in Maui without major injury! Yea, thank you Richard!!. Whether a complete beginner or an advanced rider, I promise you can take a lot away from his classes.... and, let's be honest ...Who doesn't want to be a Ninja! ~ Ray S.
Team Eastlake Cycling Team thank you for your time, energy and expertise…
I’ve been coaching road & track riding for years. Got into mtn bike riding because of the terrain near our...
I’ve been coaching road & track riding for years. Got into mtn bike riding because of the terrain near our home AND my daughters like to ride in the dirt. Took classes through the high school league to be more acquainted with the fundamentals skills and acquire more knowledge of the NICA league rules. Coach La China and staff broke down the skills for our team riders in a fun and engaging process. Team Eastlake Cycling Team thank you for your time, energy and expertise to bring our riders to a new level of confidence. ~Ron G.
I really enjoyed the Intermediate/Advanced clinic with Aaron in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. Aaron made sure that every skill was...
I really enjoyed the Intermediate/Advanced clinic with Aaron in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. Aaron made sure that every skill was practiced thoroughly. He was paying attention to every move and detail and was very patient. My riding has definitely improved since than and I have been practicing the skills a lot on single track. The best advice I received - visualize yourself doing it! I definitely recommend this class to bikers of all levels. ~Yana Brown
I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails. A friend suggested I...
I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails. A friend suggested I take a multi-day skills clinic to help get to the next level. After a brief search I found that Ninja Bike Skills 3 day skills clinic up in Big Bear CA. If you have never taken a class then the old adage "you don't know what you don't know" probably holds true; it did with me. While it the clinic started off simple, the skills taught build on one-another to ensure you have solid foundation basics needed to safely leverage the higher skill stuff taught at the back end of the class. Richard and Aaron brought two great perspectives as one is a XC/Edurance/Enduro rider and the other is dedicated to gravity downhill. The teaching style was simple and actionable. All the Ninja instructors are very knowledgeable and very passionate about MTB which is infectious and make the class fun. I would highly recommend to any level riders who have never had any instruction in MTB skills. Plus if you take the class at a place like Snow Summit Big Bear, you get to ride amazing trails!! ~Greg A.
Woohoo! As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher!...
Woohoo! As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher! I would encourage everyone to stay away from the mind trap that buying a more expensive mountain bike is what you need to ride better. Spend the money on lessons instead, and I know you will be happier (and safer) in the long run. I can't say enough positive things about the Bike Skills clinics. ~ Chris G.
We are a group of passionate, dirt-loving, community oriented, world class mountain bike skills instructors committed to helping you reach your personal riding goals through clinics and camps. We are excited to work with riders of all ability levels and share the joy (STOKE) of mountain biking.