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  1. BetterRide
    Regardless of your skill level, 2 of the biggest limiters you have as a rider are PROCESSING SPEED and BANDWIDTH. A lot is going on that you need to pay attention to – trail surface, speed, what’s about to happen, where you are going, the skill/s you are going to use to get there, etc. If you...
  2. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Shelter in place is a difficult time for many but there is a way to make this time useful to get ready for the good times ahead of us. And instead of pursuing the quest to manual downhill to impress your crew, how about something more attainable and a lot more useful. The ability to track...
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    Top 10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain and still party The season is over, it's snowing outside, you're pounding nut roll like you're getting paid for it. Off-seasons are for gluttony and sedentary life right? Wrong! Well, wrong if you have hefty goals of breaking PR's, pushing your limits...
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    If this happens there's a good chance you'll need to be evaluated for a concussion. Editor's Note: This post was a collaborative effort between the Hottman Law Office and the Colorado Concussion Clinic. The original post can be found at www.hottmanlawoffice.com. Megan Hottman's Personal...
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    Check out the video below to hear tip and tricks from this World Cup mechanic on how to set up your cockpit. Yanick-the-Mechanic Gyger is known as one of the most skilled mechanics on the XC circuit. As the main wrench for Olympic Champion Nino Schurter, he services the bikes of one of the...
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    Well, it's 2019 and with record rains, the superbloom phenomenon of flowers is so vibrant it's visible from satellite photos from space. Unfortunately, this life force of water and sun have boosted the poison oak harvest as well. It's out in force and it's about to explode as the warm weather...
  7. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Spotting the fastest line through a difficult section of trail having only seen it a few times or maybe not at all is a skill that only comes from practice. Top mountain bike racers have the ability to read the trail and carry momentum through rough sections and be on the best line to maximize...
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    Committing to turns on loose or unpredictable terrain can be tricky - even scary. Mess up and your likely to end up with a face full of dirt. But with a little practice you can be turning like a boss and master cornering on loose terrain. To get there follow along with Mtbr's resident Trail...
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    Some people have great balance. Others struggle. These five tips from Jeff Lenosky will help you anytime you need to ride a precise straight line. Press play to learn how to improve balance on your mountain bike. Here's a recap of Jeff's tips on how to improve balance on your mountain bike...
  10. General Discussion
    Doing mtb drops well is one of the most crucial skills a mountain biker can learn these days. Whether it's a 6-inch drop or a 6-footer, these trail features or obstacles can cause great havoc or great joy in a rider. Some are natural and some man-made and the shape and quality of these drops can...
  11. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Whether it's pumping, pre-hopping, finding a natural berm through a corner, or just railing finding the fastest line, gaining speed from the trail is integral to progressing as a mountain bike rider. So how do you do it? Check out this video from our friends at the Global Mountain Bike Network...
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    Counter steering around corners is an advanced technique that requires you to think about and react to what is going on throughout the corner, almost instantly. That means you need to have your cornering technique dialed before trying this techniques. But once you're ready this is a great way to...
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    Lenosky is never one to let a few wet roots or rocks slow him down. The latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode features a slick slippery ride through San Lee Park in Sanford, North Carolina. Free Fall is a super technical trail that is even more difficult to ride when it's wet. If you're up for...
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    Get your bike ready to ride with this helpful checklist. The summer cycling season is here. But is your bike ready to ride? If the answer is no (or I don't know), then it's time to get your bike ready for smooth riding with this helpful bike maintenance checklist from Lennard Zinn, author of...
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    We choose to mountain bike and it's an awesome elective in life. It's a risky sport, on a spectrum from low to high. We [can] choose, moment to moment, where on the spectrum we ride. "The risk drives a little nervousness before every ride - and associated excitement of being immersed in a zone...
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    MTB Project is a great resource for finding riding routes that fit your style and skill level. No matter how long you've been riding at some point you will (or at least should) go in search of new trails. Some areas are easy to explore on your own, but others are downright confusing and even...
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    Mike Lee of the Santa Cruz/Dynaplug team navigates a steep section of trail at the 2018 TDS Enduro. Mike shifts his weight over the rear tire and extends his arms as his front tire drops, but quickly returns to a centered position as the transition levels out. Photo by Justin Wages Competition...
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    Whether it's a long low step down or a tall booter that sends you sky high, hip jumps are insanely fun to hit on your mountain bike. But the move requires some skill, which some of us may not have developed just yet. For those in need of a skills primer, check out this video from our friends at...
  19. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Jeff Lenosky has been shooting mountain bike videos for his Trail Boss series for a little over two years. Along the way he's learned a few things about shooting quality POV footage on the trail. Here are his top 5 tips for making video shoots quicker and easier, as well as allowing you to get...
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    Hitting jumps is one of the most fun things about mountain biking. But progressing from table tops to gaps is daunting, especially as the consequences of not clearing the landing get more serious. Confidence is key, as overcoming that initial doubt as to whether you will clear the gap is the...
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