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!

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

“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

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

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

UPDATED ARTICLE HERE 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 ...

Suspension Setup, 4 Easy Steps

Getting your suspension setup correctly can make a huge difference to how well your mountain bike performs.  Follow our 4 step guide to get your suspension dialed like the ...

The Secret to Switchbacks Success

Author: Aaron Lucy Switchbacks tend to be corners with a lot of personality. Often an unpleasant personality and trust me, they don’t care what you think of them! They ...

How to Ride a Short Steep Descent

At some time or another you’re bound to come across a steep transition.  These can be quite intimidating without a solid plan of action.  Using the following 6 steps,  ...

How to Ride Over a Log, 4 Steps

Whether intentionally placed or the result of nature, logs are a common obstacle on trails.  Smaller logs are easy to ride over, but larger logs, or logs that are ...

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