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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a…
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BODY POSITION ON THE BIKE

The Fundamental Movement

Bending at the belly button is a weak, not athletic position that causes us to ride poorly and leads to massive back pain. The Hinge is your power center, it helps you stay centered and neutral and it protects your back.
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LADIES ALLRIDE SKILLS CAMPS ARE BACK FOR 2022

Registration Is Now Open (Powered by SRAM)

"Ladies of all mountain bike skill levels – beginner to seasoned rider – join us for our eighth season of Ladies AllRide mountain bike skills camps in inspiring destinations around the country."—Ladies AllRide
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

Jeff Lenosky tells you how to set up your mountain bike for the best performance and ultimate control

Be sure to listen to the part at the beginning where Lenosky gives his tips on setting up your handlebars and controls to work best for your riding. "Mountain bike set up can be confusing! I've been riding my MTB for over 30 years, I've…
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THROWBACK TUESDAY: GREG MINNAAR’S SPEED SECRET

Dual Slalom Racing

We were going through some old photos and came upon this one of Greg Minnaar from the Dual Slalom race at Whistler Crankworx in 2008. Greg has told that one of his speed secrets is to look way ahead on the course instead of looking down…
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HOW TO RIDE A BIKE PARK

Jeff Lenosky shares his tips as he rides Bentonville, Arkansas, for the first time

Jeff Lenosky shreds the trails in Bentonville, Arksansa, in this cool video. The town has come to be recognized as one of the top mountain bike destinations in America. It offers miles of fantastic trails, some of which you can access right…
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HUNTER ALLEN’S GUIDE TO PICKING A WINTER TRAINING PLAN

Eight tips on how to pick an online training plan for your winter training

Hunter Allen is one of the original coaches to adopt using a power meter and coaching mountain bikers with it. He has spent much time working towards the development of power meter data and analysis and has even written a book called…
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“Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day”

Take a kid mountain biking whenever you can. It just might make their day, and yours

By Dave Wiens, Executive Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association We asked mountain bikers why they like to ride with kids, and heard: “It’s so fun watching my daughter’s skills grow.” “The…
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10 REASONS WE LOVE TO RIDE

If you have yet to give this amazing sport a try, or you’ve been looking for a reason to get back out and ride, we hope this provides you with all the inspiration you need
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