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!

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: Self talk can have a substantially  positive or negative effect on your riding performance and your ability to handle technical aspects of a ...
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

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

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 ...

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