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!

Front Brake Mystery Explained

As beginner mountain bike riders we learn very quickly that the front brake is more powerful than the rear brake.  Many new riders refrain from even using their front ...

Low Speed Steep Transitions, 5 Steps

This is a low-speed skills used rolling down steep transitions (wheels on the ground).  It could be used for a rock step, the back side of a pile of ...

How to Corner Like a Pro, 7 Steps

Learning how to corner correctly will make riding a heck of a lot more fun while doing wonders to increase your speed and efficiency.   To help you get ...

3 Keys To Using Your Front Brake Properly

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the feeling that we are about to take a trip over the handlebars. Most of us have probably even bought the ticket and ...

Introducing the Manual Machine

The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over an obstacle. Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting.  Once you know how to manual you will start ...

The Most Important Position

At the heart of every tremendous mountain biking trick you’ve ever seen on the trail, in that sick edit, or read about in a magazine is one common theme:  ...

Crash Recovery, 5 Important Steps

We have all been there, you’re riding your mountain bike along some wicked fast trail and then the next thing we know, you’re are on the ground wondering what ...

Going Up? Four Kinds of Climbing

There are lots of ways to skin a cat, and four ways to get up a climb. Here they are: use often, and in any combination you need.  Seated ...

Home On The Front Range

A Learning Experience In Colorado By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor Recently, after a decade and a half of sun baked fire road climbs in Southern California, I decided it ...

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