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 →

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 →

Sorry, but we’re closing

We’re shutting it all down… Website (dark)Phone (voicemail)Inbox (ignore)LiveChat (crickets)Smoke signals (hmm… maybe!?)  For the fifth year in a row, this Black Friday we encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #OptOutside.  We joined this movement because we believe that being outside (and on our bikes) makes us our best selves. Our bodies are Read More →

Trails 2 Ales Podcast “Sharpens the Saw” with Ninja

Every Wednesday the Trails 2 Ales Podcast dives into “a Bike Thing, a Beer Thing, and a Bonus Thing.” They joined us for two Ninja skills events in Stokesville, VA and guess what?! Last week’s “Bike Thing” was all about their experience! Have a listen to find out about “sharpening the saw”, their biggest takeaways, Read More →

5 Moves to Knock Out “Knee Cave”

Last month, Ninja Instructor and Personal Trainer Bekah Rottenberg helped us understand how adding strength training to your routine will have you reaping huge benefits on the bike (check it out here). Today Bekah’s giving us the tools to tackle a serious challenge for many riders, one that impacts the most important position in mountain Read More →

Shred the Red in Sedona

By Jeremiah Stone “Rojo Velcro” is the term the locals use to describe that perfect ribbon of red singletrack that winds through the beautiful high desert setting in Sedona, Arizona. With hundreds of miles of this “shred carpet” (another well-deserved name for the trails) and a town a full of sights, food, and entertainment, this Read More →

5 Key Components to Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

Have you ever felt your feet come off the pedals while you’re jumping? Scary, right? This October, scary should be left for ghosts and goblins, not jumping your mountain bike. Here are the 5 key components to keeping your feet on the pedals and keeping your heart from racing. 1. Technique The most common reason Read More →

5 Reasons NOT to Mountain Bike

By Hannah Levine Thinking about getting into mountain biking, but coming up with all sorts of reasons why you can’t?  Or maybe you have a friend that is full of excuses for why they don’t want to try mountain biking? Here are 5 of the most common excuses (and my responses).  1. That bike costs Read More →

5 Common Jumping Mistakes (and how to fix ‘em!)

Why does jumping look so easy on youtube and feel oh-so-hard in person?! Jumping takes nearly every mountain biking skill and puts them all together into one beautiful harmony and with so many moving pieces, it’s easy to miss a note. Let’s do some troubleshooting and figure out why your jumping might be a little Read More →

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