Riding Tips

Browse our riding tips articles below to further your journey to becoming a great rider!  We’ve broken these must-have mountain bike skills down into step-by-step instructions and progressions.  Enjoy!

5 Tips for Jumping Success

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

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

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 ...
8 Moves to Master Anywhere

8 Moves to Master Anywhere

By Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone On your bike, the whole world is your playground and we’re not just talking about trails. Parking lots, grass fields, trailheads, driveways; they’re all prime ...
Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

Picture this: it’s the exact moment that you settle into the flow of a descent when the singletrack throws a hard left or right at you. You lay on ...
7 Steps to Riding the Wet

7 Steps to Riding the Wet

We’ve officially entered one of our favorite seasons… the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and, depending on where you are, you might be seeing the ground for ...
3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

Going fast on your mountain bike isn’t just about pedaling faster – it’s about being smooth! Using only what you have right now — your bike, your mind, and ...
Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular Ninja Articles from 2018! #1 Manual Machine The manual is a useful skill for lofting your ...
10 Steps to Having a Wheelie Fun Time

10 Steps to Having a Wheelie Fun Time

The wheelie is really a useful riding skill, particularly for getting over trail obstacles, as well as a great way to practice balance and bike control. But maybe even ...

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