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 →

6 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your Skills Clinic

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 Read More →

[LISTEN] Singletracks.com Podcast w/Jeremiah Stone

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 Read More →

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 →

11 Tips For Getting Your Kid Shredding On Their Bike

Teaching your kid to ride a bike depends on a lot of different factors. Age, size, balance, temperament, and coordination all play a big role. If you are starting out with a toddler, know this—it will take years before they are shredding the trail alongside you. Patience… Read More →

Dropper Posts: The What, Why, When and How

As anyone who has a dropper post knows; it is one of the BEST, if not THE BEST mountain bike innovation… EVER. After riding with one, but more importantly, after learning how and when to use it, it seems impossible to own a bike without one. In the past, dropper posts had been criticized for 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 →