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 →

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 →

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 →

Why You Should Hire a Cycling Coach

To be a good cyclist takes a few certain innate personality traits—determination, perseverance, drive, and a willingness to endure much physical and mental pain. To be a great cyclist, one must have all of the qualities above, as well as an intense curiosity.  A great cyclist always asks, “What can I do better and how 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 →

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 →

Fire Road 100 Course Preview | Cedar City, Utah

Endurance races seem to take on an almost mythical appeal. They become larger than life, something people dream about doing and place on their bucket list.  For triathletes, it’s Ironman events. For runners, it’s Ultras like Badwater. And for mountain bikers, its endurance events like the Fire Road 100k in Cedar City, Utah. These events Read More →

Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race Camp

Want to train for the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race with experienced race finishers? Join us for our Leadville 100 MTB Camp June 23-25, 2017! We’ll teach you the ins and outs of the course, where to rest, where to dig deep, where the aid stations will be, and how to finish this demanding race. Read More →

11 Tips To Get Back On Track

1. Take It Easy So you can’t do that long, 3-hour training ride you used to, either because you lack the fitness or the time to complete it. Don’t beat yourself up over it! Avoid the“all or nothing” type of thinking to get back to the fitness level you achieved prior to your break. Anything Read More →

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