skills

How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

How to manual rollers and tabletops at speed

It's not exactly a sentence that rolls of the tongue but it is one of the more important skills that you can learn as a mountain biker. If you can't jump them here is the best way to manual rollers and tabletops at speed. 6 Jun 2017
How to nail fire road hairpin corners

How to nail fire road hairpin corners

Hairpin (180 degree) fire road turns are one of those things which can be a whole lot of fun, or a whole lot of bad news. They are fairly common, both on race courses and fire road links on trail networks and to be honest, sometimes I don’t mind a good slide around them. 15 Apr 2017
How to do nose wheelie turns

How to do nose wheelie turns

Switchbacks aren't always built for mountain bikes, but by mastering the nose wheelie turn, they don't need to mean you have to dab. Jared Rando shows you how. 16 Feb 2017
How to smash switchbacks

How to smash switchbacks

Jared Rando teaches you the fine art of linking switchbacks to maintain speed and ultimately push the stoke. 4 Dec 2016
How to trackstand

How to trackstand

You may have heard of a trackstand - It provides us with a fundamental skill for mountain biking - Balance. 29 Sep 2016
How to cross a river

How to cross a river

River crossings can be part of mountain biking - especially when your mountain bike adventure takes you further afield. We heard from Rocky Trail Entertainment's Martin Wisata about his river fording tips. 27 Sep 2016
How to scrub jumps!

How to scrub jumps!

“Scrubbing” jumps is a relatively new technique made famous on the motocross scene by none other than James “Bubba” Stewart. Since the “Bubba Scrub” became a standard technique on the MX scene, it wasn’t long before downhillers were scrubbing the heck out of anything and everything. 22 Sep 2016
How to rail big berms

How to rail big berms

Big berms are easy to ride but difficult to ride fast. Maintaining your speed throughout the berm or even accelerating out is the goal here. With so much room on big berms, it is very easy to enter or exit in the wrong spot and get off line throughout the berm. The entry point, holding a smooth line and exiting at the right place and time are what matter most. Use your exit speed to judge how well you have done throughout the berm and as always, practice makes perfect. Here’s how to get it done. 3 Sep 2016