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How to Bunny Hop, Step-by-Step Guide

Want to progress your riding?  Master your wheels lifts! Front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts, level lifts, manuals, pedal wheelies, stoppies and  bunny hops – can all help you take your riding to the next level. Today we are going to focus in on the mother of all wheel lifts, The Bunny Hop.  The Bunny Read More →

How to Ride Drops with Confidence

You’re smoking down some sweet single track and right as you nail that last high-speed corner you see your friends seemingly float down a steep drop. You choose the b-line and cruise around this wall of mystery and then start hammering like mad to catch up with your friends … sound familiar? Safely riding off Read More →

When not to use your middle finger

Is your braking holding you back? Much of an experienced mountain biker’s control, skill and speed lies both in the way they use their brakes (ease the squeeze!) AND the way they set-up their brake controls on the bars.   In this article, we’re going to focus on the importance of proper set-up of your brake levers.   Read More →

If you think you can’t do it, you’re right

Perhaps Henry Ford said it best: Self talk can have a substantially  positive or negative effect on your riding performance and your ability to handle technical aspects of a trail or race course. If you roll up to every obstacle on the trail and think, “Holy $&@# — I’m gonna crash,”  guess what? You’re probably Read More →

Obstacle Cost Versus Return

Should you ride over, through or around that obstacle? What is the cost associated with each of these options? The reality is, we may be  hitting the trail with different objectives; a casual ride with friends, working on our technical skills or perhaps racing to a finish line. The nature of your ride should impact Read More →

6 Things You Need to Know About Jumping

UPDATED ARTICLE HERE Imagine smokin’ down the trail, skimming over rock-gardens, floating over roots, clearing gaps … braaaap!  Not only is jumping a super cool skill that will impress all your friends, it’s actually quite practical! Oh, and it’s wicked fun. Why torture yourself with a gnarly rock outcropping when you can easily fly over Read More →

Suspension Setup, 4 Easy Steps

Getting your suspension setup correctly can make a huge difference to how well your mountain bike performs.  Follow our 4 step guide to get your suspension dialed like the pros.  Grab a friend, your bike, shock pump and notebook to get started … STEP 1. ADJUST YOUR SAG The first thing you need to do Read More →

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 are best approached with a healthy dose of caution, but if treated with respect you’ll often find the switchback is willing to make friends. First let’s Read More →

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,  you’ll find these quite easy and fun!   Ninja Coach Hannah Levine demonstrates the correct technique for riding a steep transition.  The transition she’s riding in Read More →

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 see the trail from a different perspective. You’ll no longer have to ride over small trail obstacles, you’ll be able to effortlessly loft the front end Read More →