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 →

Welcome Captain of Global Development

Please join us in welcoming to the Ninja Family, Hannah Levine.  Hannah will be the driving force behind Ninja camps, clinics and destination adventures on the east coast and beyond.  With an official job title of Captain of Global Development, we’ve got big things planned with her! In a former life, Hannah worked as a Read More →

We’re Sorry, But We’re Closing

For the third year in row, we’re shutting down our website on Black Friday to encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #optoutside. We are joining REI in this movement because we, too, believe that being outside (and on our bikes) makes us our best selves. Our lives are enriched by time spent Read More →

If you think you can’t do it, you’re right

The Importance of Positive Self Talk in Mountain Biking. I think Henry Ford said it best “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t.  You’re right.”. Self talk has a positive or negative effect on your cycling performance and your ability to handle technical aspects of a trail or race course. If you roll Read More →

Low Speed Steep Transitions, 5 Steps

This skill is used rolling down steep transitions.   It could be used for a rock step, the back side of a pile of logs, or any other steep change in grade.  This is a low-speed maneuver and differs from riding over a log, jumping or dropping.  In this skill, your intent is to keep our Read More →

How to Corner Like a Pro, 7 Steps

Learning how to corner correctly will make riding a heck of a lot more fun while doing wonders to increase your speed and efficiency.   To help you get started with stepping up your cornering game, we’ve broken the skill broken down into 7 steps: 1. Set Your Speed Slow down to a speed at Read More →

Ninja’s Head To New Zealand, 9 Day Tour

9 Day New Zealand Mountain Bike Tour (Jan 8-16, 2018) Ninja MTB performance is excited to announce the ultimate New Zealand guided ride experience. Sign up for a healthy sampling of the finest trails New Zealand’s North Island has to offer. Everything from machine built flow and bike park trails to epic back-country riding through Read More →

3 Keys To Using Your Front Brake Properly

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the feeling that we are about to take a trip over the handlebars. Most of us have probably even bought the ticket and taken the ride several times! Tragically the result of the dreaded ‘OTB’ can often be a fear of your front brake lever, which is a shame Read More →

Ninja Photo Contest Winner: July

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance presents a new monthly photo contest where entrants are eligible to receive a $50 Ninja Mountain Bike Performance gift card! PLUS the winning photo will be featured by Ninja Mountain Bike Performance on social media and the web. Every month, one (1) photo will be selected from Instagram or Facebook. All Read More →