Riding Tips

It’s Homework Time!

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 Things You Can Do To Instantly Ride Better

5 Things You Can Do To Instantly Ride Better

Mountain biking doesn’t have to be all about going BIGGER and BADDER  Turns out, tuning up the little things is all it takes to launch your riding to the

Easy Guide To Floating Down Stairs

Easy Guide To Floating Down Stairs

It turns out, perfecting stair riding will help both your Urban Slayer reputation AND your ability to tackle technical singletrack  Mother nature (and trail builders) frequently throw stair-like features our way

Learn to Track Stand in 8 Steps

Learn to Track Stand in 8 Steps

  Track standing is one of those old faithful mountain bike skills; reliable, practical and just a little showy   The track stand will help you to tackle technical sections of

The Art Of Conquering Skinnies

The Art Of Conquering Skinnies

Oh, the dreaded skinny  For many riders, the thought of getting those fat mountain bike tires rolling in a straight line down a log or thin plank gets the

When not to use your middle finger

When not to use your middle finger

Is your braking holding you back Much of an experienced mountain biker’s control, skill and speed lies both in the way they use their brakes (ease the squeeze!) AND the

Want to ride faster?  Try slowing down

Want to ride faster? Try slowing down

“Smooth is fast”  You’ve heard that a hundred times … but what does it really mean   If you’re focused on riding fast, expect to spend the majority of your

If you think you can’t do it, you’re right

If you think you can’t do it, you’re right

Perhaps Henry Ford said it best “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t  You’re right” Self talk can have a substantially  positive or negative effect on your

Obstacle Cost Versus Return

Obstacle Cost Versus Return

Should you ride over, through or around that obstacle What is the cost associated with each of these options  The reality is, we may be  hitting the trail with

6 Things You Need to Know About Jumping

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,

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