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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Editor's note: This post is brought to you by the gear experts at evo You can still hone your riding skills when your local trails are shut down. Riding a mountain bike is always a learning process, even the best riders in the world are figuring out new ways to ride better and faster every day...
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    Pedaling front wheel lifts are an essential skills used to navigate un-flow trails with chunky features or for obstacles such as fallen branches or a dislodged rock. With the West Coast and many other regions of the world are being hit with heavy rain, riding the local trails is not always an...
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    Once you get the bike bug, it doesn't take long for zero bikes to turn into many. Editor's Note: Sarah Dorminy, aka Van Girl, is an aspiring rider who has surrounded herself with bikes more in a year than most people do in a lifetime. Being an engineer by trade, she's a natural bike geek who...
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    Last year, WTB partnered with the Semper Fi fund to create a mountain bike skills clinic for wounded veterans. This year, they've decided to make the event an annual tradition. Brap! Photo by Abner Kingman To amp up the stoke, they partnered with the TDS Enduro. This incredible two day race...
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    Improve your riding with these simple drills. Can't make it out to the trails but still want to improve your skills? Here are six important skills you can practice just about anywhere. Check out more videos on Mtbr.
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    Leigh Donovan, for the millennials in the crowd (myself included), is a former UCI Downhill World Champion. She has been inducted to both the BMX and MTB hall of fame (the first and only female to achieve both) and has 39 UCI World Cup Podiums to her name. Talk about a resume. Since she retired...
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    While the pursuit of single track is one of my favorite pastimes, I love cruising industrial parks on my hardtail, searching for new lines and practicing tricks. It's something I've done since I was a little kid and it never seems to get old. In addition to being a great way to mix things up...
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    Want to dial in some skills or learn new ones? Having a vision is key (click to enlarge). For 20 years I performed tricks at trials shows for smiles. Now the smiles are coming from students in my courses who have succeeded in learning a new technical bike skill or overcome a mental barrier. I...
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    Editors Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. The first step to increasing speed is improving your on-bike skills. Whether it's climbing or descending, refining your balance, precision, and control will make you faster and more...
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    Learning to ride mountain bikes can be a painful and difficult process. It requires a delicate balance of strength, skill and fearlessness. During that education process we sometimes need to lean a little on crutches, say like using clipless pedals to bunnyhop. Here are the 10 common mistakes...
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    How do you know if you're cornering properly? Or how do take that drop or that small jump safely? Are you self-taught like most mountain bikers? BMX and MTB champ Leigh Donovan thinks there is a better way. That's why she has a skills camp for women and offers individual instruction for men as...
  12. Vacations & Destinations
    If you're reading this article, chances are good you've dropped a fair bit of coin on not only bikes, but new gear and parts as well-a better fork, some lighter wheels, maybe a new drivetrain, you know, upgrades. But have you ever considered investing in a skills upgrade? Gene Hamilton, mountain...
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    Photo by Craig Stikman Glaspell. Former downhill mountain bike world champ Leigh Donovan has launched a series of free mountain bike skills clinics for women under the moniker ichoosebikes.com. The clinics, held in conjunction with cycling races and events, are designed to help women learn...
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    Location: Northstar-at-Tahoe Mountain Bike Park From: Friday, September 24, 2010 To: Sunday, September 26, 2010 Time: All Day Join us for three days of mountain bike clinics with professional mountain bikers such as Steve Peat, Greg Minaar, Cedric Garcia, Cameron Zink, Leigh Donovan and more...
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    Whether you want to tune up your skills for an event, get more access to a race venue, have access to some of mountain biking's greatest pros, or simply have fun, taking a Bikeskills clinic at the Sea Otter Classic is the way to do it. No matter what your skill level or discipline, the pros at...
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