Ridin’ Dirty? 5 Steps to a Clean, Fast Bike

By Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone There’s something disheartening about a dirty bike. You cringe at the creaks and grinds, avert your eyes from the grime, and roll out for a ride with shame that you haven’t maintained the machine that brings you so much joy. Good news: you’re just 5 steps away from breathing new life Read More →

Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

Picture this: it’s the exact moment that you settle into the flow of a descent when the singletrack throws a hard left or right at you. You lay on the brakes, eek your way around the turn, pedal like mad to get back up to speed and do your best to find your rhythm again… Read More →

8 Steps to Successfully Introducing a Friend to Mountain Biking

If your introduction to mountain biking was anything like mine, you know that there is a right way and a very wrong way to introduce someone to the sport. My first singletrack experience? A backcountry shuttle ride in Utah on a borrowed bike with tennis shoes and an outdated helmet. On the first descent I Read More →

8 Tips for Riding with Kids

By Teri Ayotte We bought our kids balance bikes before they could walk, played bike videos on YouTube instead of cartoons, and moved them up a wheel size way too early because “they’ll grow into it”. Why? Because as mountain biker parents it’s more than just teaching our kids a sport. We want to share Read More →

3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

Going fast on your mountain bike isn’t just about pedaling faster – it’s about being smooth! Using only what you have right now — your bike, your mind, and your body — you can unlock secret speed when you’re out riding with your friends, or even on a race course. That’s right, you don’t have Read More →

Getting Back On The Horse, 11 Tips

Okay, so maybe you’ve been off the bike for a while.  Maybe a really loooong while.  Maybe you were injured, work got crazy or life just got in the way.  It happens. Don’t fret! You can still get back on the horse bike! Before you go riding off into the sunset, take a minute to Read More →

Ease the Freeze with 8 Cold Weather Riding Tips

By Jeremiah Stone The days are cold and it’s dark by 5pm. We’re becoming one with the couch as cookie crumbs gather on our sweatpants, scrolling through Instagram and dreaming of riding, but staying inside because “EW, IT’S COLD!” Can you relate? Well it’s time to snap out of it because with the proper gear Read More →

Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular Ninja Articles from 2018! #1 Manual Machine The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over an obstacle, but if you’re like most mountain bike mortals then  learning to manual is much easier said than done! Enter the Manual Read More →

6 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Flow

What is Flow? You know that feeling when everything just clicks and you are one with your bike, the trail, the universe?  You lose all sense of time as you’re fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process.  Hello, Flow.  So nice to see you again. Turns out Read More →

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Ride

Let’s be honest, we all have those days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves off the couch and into the saddle.  Motivation levels fluctuate for everyone and it’s important to know that’s completely normal.  Sometimes we have to take a minute to revisit our love for dirt to reignite our motivation.   Here are our Read More →

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