Trail Vision with Scratch Episode 1: Sedona, AZ

I was told years ago that “you can only go as fast as you can see” and that has stuck with me ever since. Today, let’s take it one step further and update that advice to say “you can only go as fast as what you can see”. This, my friends, is trail vision.  Trail Read More →

Couples Counseling for You and Your Bike / 4 Keys to Eternal Mountain Biking Happiness

No one said mountain biking was easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not 100% worth the effort! If you feel like your relationship with your bike is on the fritz, take a minute to evaluate your problem areas before you resort to drastic measures. A subtle shift in your habits or perspective might be all Read More →

6 Tips for Preventing and Diagnosing Bike Noises

If you spend time watching professional MTB videos, you may notice that they all have crystal clear audio that makes it seem as though riding is done in near silence in an almost ethereal state. Well, if you’ve ever ridden a bike, you know that’s just not true. What about the heavy breathing? Or the Read More →

Technical climbing got you down? 😤

Let’s turn that frustrated frown upside down! A lot more goes into technical climbing than just “pedal and pray”!  Getting your bike up and over technical terrain requires you to use multiple tools in your riding toolbox usually in quick succession, at low speed and with precision.  Let’s break down the art of technical climbing Read More →

Let’s Talk Trends

A personal reflection on “what’s in” and “what’s out” from Ninja’s Captain of Global Development Regardless of whether you are celebrating 2020 as the start of a new decade, or just another new year, January seems like a great time to reflect, am I right? This month I’ve been reflecting back on my progress as Read More →

6 Moves to Boost Balance and Stability

Ninja Instructor and Personal Trainer Bekah Rottenberg recently inspired us to add strength training to our routine so we can reap huge benefits on the bike (check it out here). Since January is all about new year’s resolutions and (for many of us) limited riding opportunities, Bekah’s back to share her favorite 6 moves to boost your balance and Read More →

Top 5 “Must Know” Ninja Tips of 2019

Let’s take a spin down memory lane with the 5 most read / shared / liked / commented Ninja skills articles of 2019. #1 How do you maintain flow and momentum through corners and switchbacks? It’s a huge challenge for many riders and the Pre-Turn is a game-changing technique that you can start using today! Read More →

Sleigh the Holidays Gift Guide

Are you compiling your personal wish list for Santa? Or wondering what to get the special mountain biker in your life this holiday season? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with a wide variety of gift ideas to help you spread some holiday cheer – Ninja style! Put Some Bling On It You gotta look Read More →

5 Tips for Jumping Success

“I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.” Jumping tips from Ninja Instructor Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone. My relationship with jumping bikes started young and blossomed over three decades of boosting every single thing I could find or build. As a kid, I liberated wheelbarrows full of dirt from my Mama’s garden to build Read More →

6 Ways to Spread Trail Magic / The MTB Edition

The term “Trail Magic” is most often associated with the Appalachian Trail and refers to seemingly small, but largely impactful acts of kindness that happen trail-side (picking up trash, offering up extra food, being nice to strangers). This year, we’d like to introduce you to the Mountain Bike Edition of Trail Magic and 6 simple Read More →