Team Ninja 2016 Year End Party!

It’s Party Time!! Join us for the annual Team Ninja Party! Thursday November 3 :: 6-9pm We’d love for you to come join us at our official Team Ninja End-of-the-2016-Season-and-Beginning-of-the-2017-Season Party. We’ll be reliving the glory days of this past year (like our team race results, our community outreach projects, and more), having an awards Read More →

Lee’s Cyclery Hosts Ninja Skills Clinics

There is something very special about Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins, Co..  You’ll love their immense selection of drool-worthy bikes, fantastic service, and selection of top quality threads.  But what really sets this place apart is their 50 plus year history of serving the Fort Collins area. Lee’s Cyclery was founded in 1963 with the Read More →

All Upgrades Are Virtually Worthless Without This

By: Richard La China | USAC Certified Cycling Coach “Preparation” is a simple concept, yet one that is often forgotten by cyclists—either accidentally or on-purpose—and eschewed for something “easier”: a lighter frame, carbon wheels, a new supplement, time in a CVAC pod. Certainly, those things are helpful, but without a good, trained engine, they are Read More →

Why Getting Low Will Make You Faster

By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor One of my favorite components of a good Ready Position is riding with a low, flat torso. We humans (most of us anyway) have a natural tendency to protect ourselves from danger. For Mountain Bikers this often translates to pushing ourselves up into a high position on our bike, away Read More →

Science Shows Hugging Trees Is Good For Health

By: Alanna Ketler Originally Published at CE / December 12, 2014 I’m sure most people have heard of the term “tree-hugger,” often a nickname given to people who care about the environment and the planet. But did you know that hugging trees can actually improve your health? As a matter of fact, you don’t even Read More →

How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

We love cycling and we still have days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves out of that chair and saddle up for a ride.  Motivation is the same for all of us: It waxes and wanes like the moon.  You just need a few little tricks to keep yours shining bright when it would Read More →

How To Stay On The Pedals When Jumping

One of the frequently asked questions we get about jumping has do do with why riders struggle with keeping their feet in contact with the pedals once airborne.   Below, is a email we received from Rich G., a recent Jumping Mini-clinic participant, and the response from one of our Lead Instructors, Aaron Lucy.   Please comment Read More →

Rock Dodge

The Rock Dodge is a sharp, short turn used for avoiding a rock or other small obstacle you might encounter on the trail. The idea is to avoid a small obstacle with your front and back tire while tackling varied technical terrain. To accomplish this, allow your front wheel to pass the obstacle on one Read More →

Ninja Jr Development Program, NICA 2017

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance invites you to Ride Like A Ninja in the new Ninja Jr Development Program Are you looking for a way to stay fit and race ready through the summer season? Do you wish to challenge yourself, develop your skills and compete in the local XC racing events? Team Ninja is proud Read More →

How to do a Manual Front Wheel Lift

The manual is a useful skill for lofting  your front wheel over an obstacle.  Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting. Once you know how to manual you will start to see the trail completely differently. You’ll no longer have to ride over small trail obstacles, you’ll be able to effortlessly loft the front end at Read More →