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Pemberton Creek Crossing

Creek Crossings – 9 Tips For Staying Safe & Dry

If you’re like me, you never gave up stomping through puddles on a rainy day. Fast-forward a few decades and now we get to trade our galoshes for bike tires. Creeks, brooks, rivers, or streams… every moving body of water poses an exciting challenge on

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Jeremiah does an Icycle Ride

Ease the Freeze With These 8 Cold Weather Riding Tips

By Jeremiah Stone The days are cold and it’s dark by 5pm. We’re becoming one with the couch as cookie crumbs gather on our sweatpants, scrolling through Instagram and dreaming of riding, but staying inside because “EW, IT’S COLD!” Can you relate? Well it’s time

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Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular Ninja Articles from 2018! #1 Manual Machine The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over an obstacle, but if you’re like most mountain bike mortals then  learning to

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Mountain Biker's Holiday Gift Guide

Dirt Lovers’ Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

It’s official: we’re just a few advent calendar chocolates away from the big day! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite mountain bike gear and gifts so you can shop for the dirt lover in your life… or strategically leave this article open in your

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How To Ride A Wheelie: 10 Easy Steps

The wheelie is really a useful riding skill, particularly for getting over trail obstacles, as well as a great way to practice balance and bike control. But maybe even more importantly than that (for all the attention-seekers out there) it looks cool.  Wanna be YouTube-famous? 

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Trail Etiquette in Sedona

6 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Flow

What is Flow? You know that feeling when everything just clicks and you are one with your bike, the trail, the universe?  You lose all sense of time as you’re fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process. 

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OptOutside Sedona Cartwheels

Sorry, We’re Closing our Doors

Yep, we’re shutting it all down. Website (it’s dark) Phone calls (going to voicemail) Inbox (ignore) LiveChat (crickets) Smoke signals (hmm… maybe!?) This Black Friday we encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #optoutside. We joined this movement because we believe that being

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Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Ride

Let’s be honest, we all have those days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves off the couch and into the saddle.  Motivation levels fluctuate for everyone and it’s important to know that’s completely normal.  Sometimes we have to take a minute to revisit our

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Becky Jo Steele and Koda Bear

Welcome Ninja Coordinator of Shred Becky Steele

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Ninja squad, Becky Jo Steele. In her role as the Coordinator of Shred, Becky is the logistical genius coordinating all of the behind-the-scenes details that go into a successful Ninja clinic.  Keeping customers supported, coaches

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How To Do A Basic Bike Check in 13 Easy Steps

Things on your bike can change from one ride to another – bolts loosen, tire pressure changes, parts wear down – and taking the time to regularly glance over your bike can be the difference between a quick fix vs. a pricey bike shop visit

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8 Key Steps to Jumping Your Mountain Bike

To really become good at jumping your mountain bike you must first understand the various types of jumps and related terminology.  From there, it’s time to understand the what, why and how of jumping. And once you’ve got all that dialed, learn how to apply

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