How To Guides


Does adding glitter to tire sealant really work?

Does putting glitter in tire sealant really make it work better? Head past the break to see if this myth gets busted or not.

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How to choose mountain bike tires

When it comes to mountain bike tires, there are several factors to understand which will enable you to make an informed buying decision. These include construction, tread design, and compound.

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Road trip tips from the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew

After more than a year on the road, these guys have learned a lot about being efficient road warriors. Here are eight tips and tricks to help you prepare for your next mountain bike excursion.

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How to get your city to build a public bike park

Building a Bike Park may seem like a huge task in the beginning, but in the end when you get to session the park every evening with your friends that park becomes your legacy.

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Top five beginner mountain biker mistakes

Mountain biking has a steep learning curve, but here are some tips to help make things easier.

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Top 10 ways to improve your confidence on the bike

The number one way to improve your confidence is to get out and ride more, but if you’re pressed for time, here are 10 proven tricks to help you ride faster.

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Hunt For Glory: Hitting the gym with Nino Schurter part 2

World Champion uses unique exercises to develop the coordination and balance required to compete at on the highest level.

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Five most common MTB jumping mistakes

Clearing a jump smoothly can be a hugely rewarding, but the learning curve can be painful. Here are the five most common jumping mistakes and some tips to help you avoid them.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Plus sized rear end retrofit – How To

Have an existing Mojo HD3 and want to swap in a new boost compatible rear end? Here’s how.

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Top 10 affordable (or free) mountain bike upgrades

Mountain biking equipment often costs a fortune, but here are 10 simple hacks that will cost you virtually nothing — and can make you faster.

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Top enduro racing tips from the experts

Improve your odds of winning your local enduro race series with these key tips from an Enduro World Series champ, expert nutritionist, and Aaron Gwin’s former coach.

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Poison Oak photos and remedies

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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How to roll with the punches on the trail

Trials riders have a toolkit of skills that can add so much creativity and fun on many technical trail rides, and here’s one that should come in handy!

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How to pump the trail — and go faster on your bike

Knowing how to pump rollers is a skill that opens up numerous possibilities on just about any trail. By strategically weighting and unweighting your wheels, you can pump over rollers and through low spots in the trail to help you maintain speed without pedaling.

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How to train indoors without going nuts

Training indoors doesn’t have to suck. Here are some helpful tips on how to stay sane while spinning inside from an enduro racing world champ, BMX Olympic medalist, and a former supercross racer.

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How To: Pick the right indoor trainer for you

Whether you live in a cold climate or just want to squeeze in a quick workout, sometimes the best option is an indoor bicycle trainer.

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How to stop your bike from creaking

Persistent creaking is just about the most annoying mechanical you can have on a ride. Find out how to hunt them down — and shut them up!

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3 MTB Skills Drills That Will Make You a Better Rider

Here’s three practice drills to set you off on the right foot this riding season. From the mental side of setting goals and drills, we move on to a riding skills video to develop a reliable way for clearing logs. Finally, working on a solid core is key to having a good riding season.

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7 best stretches for cyclists

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our decades of riding, it’s the importance of stretching. It’s the one tool that can help alleviate your pain and tightness throughout the year. Let Sonya Looney show you her favorite stretches.

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Video: Top ten pro mountain bike hacks

Ranging from the inexpensive to hand built, this video documents ten of the best hacks employed by the world’s fastest racers.

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How To: Essential stretching for cyclists

Few off-bike measures provide relief and prevent injury as much a proper, regular stretching. Former top-level pro racer Ben Jacques-Maynes shares his best tips with us.

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Video: How to make any glove smartphone friendly

A quick and cheap DIY guide to make your favorite pair of gloves smartphone friendly.

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Four skills every mountain biker should learn

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 efficient mountain biker. Watch this video to find out more.

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How To: Stretching for cyclists

What are 4 stretches you can do in about 15 minutes that will address cycling specific muscle tightness?  Try this for 2 weeks and do it 3-4 times a week.  Feel the difference?  I bet you will.

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How To: The basics of jumping your mountain bike

Jumping is a skill that requires finesse. It’s all about subtle, controlled movements, and this takes time to develop. But it’s worth it. You’ll be safer on the trail and have a lot more fun.

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