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!

How to Ride Drops with Confidence

How to Ride Drops with Confidence

You’re smoking down some sweet single track and right as you nail that last high-speed corner you see your friends seemingly float down a steep drop. You choose the ...
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 ...
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 trails, ...
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 ...

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