Don’t get knocked around
Don’t get knocked around
The line for you, may not be the line for others
Learn how to get down steep sections
Enjoy the ride more
Learn how to hit blind drops
Easy on the brakes and commit
Whether or not your racing or just out for fun, one way to trim-off time from a course is by straightening-out the turns. Not only can this save time, it can also make the trail more fun by giving new life to a well known favorite.
Switch lenses when riding in cloudy weather.
Improve your bike handling skills
Want to really start unlocking your riding abilities?
Please don’t ride your trail bike tires at 40psi
You may want to check that tire next time you have a flat. Often times we are in too big a hurry to check our tires when we get a flat. We don’t want to miss any of the action or keep our friends waiting. However, you never know what the cause of the flat […]
Never tattoo a white wall again As our years of mountain biking stack up, so does our treasured bike collection. This may not be an issue for those of you with man-cave garages that store 15 bikes while still having room for a couch and a big screen television. On the other end of the […]
Entering the last round of the 2014 season, both Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan were in striking distance of the World Cup overall title. Join the team as they reflect on their incredibly successful season, while they continue to focus on the upcoming challenges this year. Featuring: Aaron Gwin Troy Brosnan Eric Carter Specialized Racing […]
Riders who own a set of tubeless-ready (or conventional) tires, but are still running tubes, are missing out on some fun. The advantage of running lower air pressure (better traction) and not letting a small puncture ruin your day is too much to overlook. Genuine Innovations has a kit that includes everything you need […]
This week Chris and Mark find out what kind of time can be saved out on the trail with 4X Xterra World Champion, Conrad Stoltz.
Since 2008, Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution has taken place on a series of cliffs outside of Virgin, Utah whose big obstacles have catapulted athletes into the record books. In the spirit of progression and always moving forward, the event is going in a new direction – literally – off the back cliffs of the […]
Only a few weeks ago, the rules said that14-year-olds couldn’t win the Whip Off World Championships — they couldn’t even compete, in fact. It took a social media campaign and a healthy dose of lobbying to #LetFinnIn, but when the judges tallied their scores, it was Finn Iles who walked away with the big check […]
The mercury is rising, the snow is long gone and the summertime riding season is in full swing. While the summer months offer the longest days and the most opportunity to get out on the trails, they also mean dealing with the highest temperatures of the year. Riding in the heat can be a dangerous […]
Take a hot lap around the course as Manuel Fumic and Marco Fontana describe some of the more interesting sections of the course. From pump tracks to rock gardens and gnarly wall-like climbs, this baby has it all.
Mitch Ropelato races in his first Enduro World Series race at the Colorado Freeride Festival.
Find out what Jerome has been up to since his season ending injury in this quick video edit.
The Mammoth Bike Park Discovery Zone is two-wheeled fun for everyone. A one of a kind area dedicated to kids from 3 to 80, the Discovery Zone is the only lift accessed area dedicated 100% to progression. Three beginner trails, an intermediate trail and an all new Skills Park combine with a designated lift to […]
Switchbacks were not designed for mountain bikes. They were cut out of the mountain way before mountain bikes were invented and originally developed for hikers (with an average shoe size of 10.5-inches, not a 44-inch wheelbase). And that’s where our problems start. How do you get around these 180-degree corners without resorting to hiking mode? […]
There are days when the trails are perfectly moist and tacky and it seems you can do no wrong. Your tires are hooking up like Velcro in the corners and it seems like you couldn’t break your tires loose if you wanted to. For us in southern California and in many other parts of the […]
America’s best downhiller reveals how he rides so fast Aaron Gwin knows how to go incredibly fast on a mountain bike. He’s won National Championships, two World Cup series titles and nine World Cup events. He was getting ready for the international racing season when we caught up with him at the KMC Chain Winter […]
The wheelie is one of the toughest skills to teach. Some riders just don’t seem to have the wheelie gene but we came across this how-to video by Matthew Minick and were impressed by his presentation. Check it out.
This is not a rehash of the last 101 tips story we ran. There may be a bit of overlap, because good tips are good tips no matter how many times you hear them, but don’t expect a cut-and-paste list of tired and overused wisdom. These tips are as fresh as 27.5-inch wheels and 1×11 […]