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 →

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics are Filling Quickly in San Diego, Orange County & Los Angeles

Mountain Bike Skills / Johny RIngo


November Ninja Newsletter

In this Newsletter… • Skills Tips for November – Steep Descents • Ninjas are Heading to Orange County • Professional Bike Fits – What You Need to Know • Team Ninja Information Meeting • Zumwalt’s Bike Shop Year End Clearance • How to Host Your Own Skills Clinic • Women’s Only Skills Clinics • Ninja Read More →

Does Your Bike Fit?

By Kristen Gross (Team Ninja) I mean really fit. Because let me tell you, there’s a lot more to it than a couple measurements and turns of the allen keys. I haven’t had a fit in a few years, and with a nagging pain in my left knee I thought it would be best to Read More →

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is a Huge Success

We had a FANTASTIC afternoon for IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Thanks to all the kids who came out to try the skinnies, practice their feed zone technique, work on their cornering and perfect their Ninja Positions! We loved riding with you! Special thanks to the parents who helped us make the Read More →

Free Kids Mountain Bike Skills Rodeo | October 5, 2013

October 5 is the International Mountain Biking Association’s Annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.” Now in its 10th year, IMBA suggests adding an extra invite to the moms, too!   San Diego Mountain Bike Skills & Crank Cycling are proud to working with IMBA to bring this free clinic to the youth of San Read More →

Ride Like a Ninja

By: Kristen Lake :: This weekend was another great installment with San Diego Mountain Bike Skills clinics where I’ve been helping out, coaching. While I’m enjoying a transitional period in my life, it seems I have finally got to the part where I get to give back to the sport that’s given me so much. Read More →

San Diego Mountain Bike Skills Heads to Arizona, October 12-13

If you’re in the Phoenix area on October 12-13, come out and learn to Ride Like a Ninja. San Diego Mountain Bike Skills is offering special Arizona Edition basics classes, a women’s-only clinic and a full-day intermediate/advanced workshop for our friends in the state next door. Mountain biking is about getting outdoors, sharing some adventure Read More →