7 Must Know Skills for the New Mountain Biker

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 Read More →

4 Tips for Keeping the MTB Spark Alive

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 Read More →

Night Riding 101: Getting Started

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 Read More →

If At First You Don’t Succeed – Session

Sessioning is great for learning how to overcome obstacles that are familiar so you can make quick judgements on what is best done when you encounter similar obstacles on different trails. If we’re being honest though, it’s also just fun. Read More →

12 (Not So) Stupid Mountain Biking Questions

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. Read More →

5 Braking Drills That Will Make You Faster!

Did you know braking can make you faster? Yup, dialing in your braking technique can help you ride smoother and in turn, make you faster.  Hear us out – the reality is that you need to use your brakes at some point on the trail to control your speed. You simply don’t have the option Read More →

Knowledge is Power – Top 5 Skills Tips of 2020

#2020 certainly presented its share of challenges (can we can all agree this is an understatement?). However, one thing’s for sure, YOU never stopped your quest for knowledge. To foster this quest, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 skills tips you wanted to know more about this past year. Grab your glasses, secure Read More →

A Not So Typical 2020 Gift Guide by Ninja

Jeremiah sends a drop in Sedona

‘Tis the season to rethink everything you thought you knew about Mountain Bike gear. This holiday season we’re going to skip apparel and instead help update your shred sled with the best gear of 2020. We asked our experienced mountain bike instructors and friends about their favorite riding gear and here’s the list of goodies Read More →

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OptOutside Black Friday Sale MTB Skills Camp Clinic

For the sixth year in a row, we will be closed on Friday, November 27th. Instead of partaking in Black Friday, we are choosing to #optoutside and recreate responsibly in the great outdoors.  Don’t fret. We’ll be back open again on Saturday the 28th! This year, perhaps more than ever before, we encourage you to Read More →

8 Most Common Mistakes: Riding A Drop

drop mistakes - pulling up on the handlebars

Want to learn how to ride a drop? Trying to improve your drop form? Start by reading through last week’s article on “How to ride a drop“. As much as I’d like to think you are now all experts at riding drops after reading the “How to” article, I know that’s likely not the case. Read More →