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!

The Secret to Switchbacks Success

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

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

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 ...
Front Brake Mystery Explained

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

Low-Speed, Steep Transitions

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

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

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

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’ll start to ...
The Most Important Position

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: ...

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