The goal of having gears is to keep your pedals moving at an even cadence (speed), while each pedal stroke gives you the most bang for your buck. You shift to keep your speed and efficiency on the bike. Uphill ↗️ If you want to stay seated, you’re going to need to shift into an
Thanks to the global pandemic, 11 year old Tessa has found herself with more free time to pursue her passions this year. Tessa really enjoys writing AND mountain biking, so we decided to put her skills to the test. We hijacked her English homework this week with a very important writing assignment; a Ninja Q&A.
by Ninja Lead Instructor Hillary Marques So, you’ve pulled the trigger on your Ninja skills clinic. Congratulations! You are one step closer to riding like a Ninja. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your clinic! 1. Enjoy This may seam obvious, but it can
Ninja Lead Instructor Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone is not only a world-class instructor, but also an expert rider and professional trail builder. Listen as Jeremiah chats with Jeff from the singletracks.com podcast, Mountain Bike Voices. Jeff and Jeremiah will have you LEARNING and LAUGHING as they dive into: Overcoming fear on the bike Why do people
Would you ever hand your keys to someone who’s never driven a car before and say, “Here ya go! Figure it out and good luck!”. I hope not! With great power, comes great responsibility… and I would argue that mountain biking is a great power. So if you are a new mountain biker, or if
No one said mountain biking was easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not 100% worth the effort! If you feel like your relationship with your bike is on the fritz, take a minute to evaluate your problem areas before you resort to drastic measures. A subtle shift in your habits or perspective might be all
Winter can be kind of a bummer for Mountain Bikers in most parts of the country. Unless you live in the Nation’s warmer regions like Arizona or Florida, it becomes downright difficult to ride in those winter months. It’s cold(er), the days are shorter (with much less light) and in a lot of places, the
When you first start riding (or any time, really) you may have some questions that seem, well, stupid. To borrow a quote from Mark Twain “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” To spare you the five minutes of foolery, we’ve answered 12 common questions that you may have never otherwise asked. …