Mountain Bike Skills You Need to Know

We’ve organized some of our favorite skills for you here — including a couple new skills and a bonus top 10 ways to go faster… Enjoy! How to Ride Over a Log How to Track Stand How to Ride Off a Drop How to Ride in Sand How to Do a Rock Dodge How to Read More →

How to Track Stand

The track stand is a relatively simple mountain biking skill. It’s very useful when tackling technical sections of a trail or for just showing off. Steps 1. Put your bike saddle in a lower than normal position. 2. Roll up to a grassy, slightly uphill area in a standing position. 3. Come to a stop Read More →

Fireroad 100 Mountain Bike Camp – Recap 2014

No matter how you define success—by race wins, accumulation of belt buckles, PRs, having fun, or consumption of celebratory beers—our Fire Road 100 Camp was just that. It was a success. In fact, we will even borrow the phrase from everyone’s favorite Kazakh journalist, Borat, and say it was a “great success!” Our group left Read More →

Fire Road 100 Course Pre-view | Cedar City, Utah – July 1-2, 2014

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 the Leadville Race Series with events like the Fire Road 100k in Cedar Read More →

Top 10 Tips to Mountain Bike Riding in Sand

Mountain Bike riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which made it a frequently discussed topic at our team camp in Big Bear this past weekend. It seems like patches of this dreaded substance are never on a straight-away and always appear after a nice hard-packed section where you’ve managed to Read More →

Rock Dodge

The Rock Dodge is a sharp, short turn used for avoiding a rock or other small obstacle you might encounter on the trail.    The idea is to avoid a small obstacle with your front and back tire while tackling varied technical terrain.  To accomplish this, allow your front wheel to pass the obstacle on Read More →

Quick n’ Dirty Mountain Bike Race Pre-ride

For those ninjas-in-training that want test their skills in a race environment–and have a blast doing it– we recommend participating in the Quick n’ Dirty Race Series. The course is fast, fun, beginner friendly, and spectator friendly due to its multiple loops. To ride like a ninja you must have great skill; to race like Read More →

Effective Mountain Bike Climbing

The Seated Climb The seated climb is used on moderate grade, steady climb with limited technical features like loose rocks, roots, mud and sand.  The secret to the seated climb is to deliver controlled, steady, consistent power to your rear wheel while maintaining proper weight distribution. Proper Weight Distribution Having your tires weighted evenly is Read More →

Landis Cyclery Partners with Ninja Mountain Bike Skills Clinics at Papago Park

We had so much fun in Arizona earlier this month, we decided to head back for another taste of the region’s distinct singletrack. Join us we partner with local shop Landis Cyclery to offer skills clinics at every level. We’ll be riding at the famous Papago Park — home to beautiful sandstone buttes and listed Read More →

Los Angeles Mountain Bike Skills Clinics | JRA Bikes and Brew

JRA Bikes and Brew | Mountain Bike Skills

Next Stop: Agoura Hills, CA Coming February 2014 There is something magical about JRA Bikes and Brew in Agoura Hills, CA. Like other high-end bike local bike shops, the hand-picked bikes are drool-worthy, the service is fantastic, and the threads are quality. But what really sets this place apart—what we feel makes it magical— is Read More →

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