Obstacle Cost vs. Return

If your goal is to reach the finish line in the least amount of time, you need to evaluate obstacles based on cost. What that means is you may be an amazing technical rider; but if you expend large amounts of energy riding every technical section in a race that takes over six hours to Read More →

6 Things You Need to Know About Jumping

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 it? To help Read More →

The Ideal MTB Valentine’s Date

Valentine’s Day isn’t about chocolates and roses. The heart of the holiday is about spending time with a loved one.  And what better way to spend time together than on a mountain bike? Whether you’re new to the sport, recreational riders or serious racers, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day special you’ll want to take advantage 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

By: Aaron Lucy | ICP Certified Instructor Switchbacks tend to be corners with a lot of personality. Often an unpleasant personality and trust me, they do not 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 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 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 →

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 →

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