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!

Scratch’s Top 5 Reasons to Love Your Dropper Post

Scratch’s Top 5 Reasons to Love Your Dropper Post

Dropper posts are easily one of the best bike inventions ever. If you already ride with one (and use it), try riding without one and see how much you ...
5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Started Mountain Biking

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Started Mountain Biking

I have a confession to make. When I first sat down to write this list, I came up with 18 things. EIGHTEEN! And that’s the problem. The well-meaning friend ...
6 Tips for Riding Blind

6 Tips for Riding Blind

“Riding Blind” is when we ride a trail for the first time. It brings a new dynamic of opportunities and things to consider, and is one of the most ...
Technical climbing got you down? 😤

Technical climbing got you down? 😤

Let’s turn that frustrated frown upside down! A lot more goes into technical climbing than just “pedal and pray”!  Getting your bike up and over technical terrain requires you ...
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

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 spots for playing on ...
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 ...