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: 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 think, “Holy $&@# — I’m gonna crash,”  guess what? You’re probably Read More →

Obstacle Cost Versus Return

Should you ride over, through or around that obstacle? What is the cost associated with each of these options? The reality is, we may be  hitting the trail with different objectives; a casual ride with friends, working on our technical skills or perhaps racing to a finish line. The nature of your ride should impact Read More →

6 Things You Need to Know About Jumping

UPDATED ARTICLE HERE Imagine smokin’ down the trail, skimming over rock-gardens, floating over roots, clearing gaps … braaaap!  Not only is jumping a super cool skill that will impress all your friends, it’s actually quite practical! Oh, and it’s wicked fun. Why torture yourself with a gnarly rock outcropping when you can easily fly over Read More →

Suspension Setup, 4 Easy Steps

Getting your suspension setup correctly can make a huge difference to how well your mountain bike performs.  Follow our 4 step guide to get your suspension dialed like the pros.  Grab a friend, your bike, shock pump and notebook to get started … STEP 1. ADJUST YOUR SAG The first thing you need to do Read More →

The Secret to Switchbacks Success

Author: Aaron Lucy Switchbacks tend to be corners with a lot of personality. Often an unpleasant personality and trust me, they don’t care what you think of them! They are best approached with a healthy dose of caution, but if treated with respect you’ll often find the switchback is willing to make friends. First let’s Read More →

How to Ride a Short Steep Descent

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 →

How to Ride Over a Log, 4 Steps

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 →

Front Brake Mystery Explained

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 →

We’re Hiring / Mountain Bike Instructors Wanted

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance is growing! As we expand our programs across the US, we are actively seeking qualified mountain bike instructors to join our team.  If you’d like to teach in your home state and/or the surrounding area, we want to talk to you! But first, let’s make sure we are a good match. Read More →

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