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!

Braking 101: The What, Why and How

Braking 101: The What, Why and How

Whether you are brand new to mountain biking or you’ve been riding for many years, it’s important that you have a baseline understanding of what your brakes do, why ...
Scratch’s Top 5 Reasons to Love Your Dropper Post

Scratch’s Top 5 Reasons to Love Your Dropper Post

Dropper posts are easily one of the best bike inventions ever. If you already ride with one (and use it), try riding without one and see how much you ...
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Mountain Biking

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Mountain Biking

I have a confession to make. When I first sat down to write this list, I came up with 18 things. EIGHTEEN! And that’s the problem. The well-meaning friend ...
6 Tips For Your First Time On a New Trail

6 Tips For Your First Time On a New Trail

“Riding Blind” is when we ride a trail for the first time. It brings a new dynamic of opportunities and things to consider, and is one of the most ...
5 Tips for Tackling Technical Climbs

5 Tips for Tackling Technical Climbs

Let’s turn that frustrated frown upside down! A lot more goes into technical climbing than just “pedal and pray”!  Getting your bike up and over technical terrain requires you ...
5 Tips For Jumping Success From Instructor Scratch

5 Tips For Jumping Success From Instructor Scratch

“I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.” Jumping tips from Ninja Instructor Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone. My relationship with jumping bikes started young and blossomed over three ...
5 Tips for Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

5 Tips for Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

Have you ever felt your feet come off the pedals while you’re jumping? Scary, right? This October, scary should be left for ghosts and goblins, not jumping your mountain ...
5 Common Jumping Mistakes and How To Fix Them

5 Common Jumping Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Why does jumping look so easy on youtube and feel oh-so-hard in person?! Jumping takes nearly every mountain biking skill and puts them all together into one beautiful harmony ...
8 MTB Moves to Master Anywhere

8 MTB Moves to Master Anywhere

On your bike, the whole world is your playground and we’re not just talking about trails. Parking lots, grass fields, trailheads, driveways; they’re all prime spots for playing on ...