How To Guides


How to check over your mountain bike wheels

Checking your wheels is a vital part of mountain bike maintenance. Looking out for dents, worn bearings, flat spots, and loose spokes will help your bike run smoother as well as avoiding damage.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to Colorado


Check out the latest video from the Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from just outside Lyons, Colorado, on Hall Ranch’s Bitterbrush Trail.

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Regular MTB maintenance checks you should be doing


Mountain bikes take a ton of abuse — especially during the sloppy riding season. So how do you keep your prized two-wheeled possession running smooth? Make sure you are doing these regular maintenance checks.

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How to manual with #wheeliewednesday pro Wyn Masters


Wyn Masters is the king of #wheeliewednesday. Want to be more like Wyn? Check out these hot tips.

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How to improve your mountain bike braking technique


Braking technique and how to stop faster are vital skills for all mountain bikers. Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you a lot faster out on the trails. Body, position, brake position and modulation are important features to help you brake as effectively as possible.

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How to improve your wheelies


Are you struggling to wheelie for longer than a few pedal strokes? Try these tips and exercises to stay upright longer.

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10 cheap bike hacks


Did you just buy a new bike but can’t afford any serious upgrades? Here are 10 cheap mods to get you tinkering.

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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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6 tricks to fix tire punctures


Slashed your tire and don’t want to walk home? Here are six tricks to help get you rolling again.

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Meditation basics with Sonya Looney


Sit down on a chair or the floor with eyes closed, do a scan of your body from head to toe including the contact points of your body, and simply focus on your breath for 10 minutes. You’ll be surprised how much it can benefit you on the bike.

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How to choose a mountain bike pump


Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Here is what you need to know about each one.

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How To: Basics of bicycle pumps


Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally, you want a floor pump to do this before each ride, and a hand pump to repair flat tires out on the trail or road. Click through to find out what else you need to know.

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How To: Fix a flat tire


Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it’s actually very simple. Watch this video to learn more.

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How To: Get your stolen bike back


There are few things that feel worse than discovering your bike has been stolen. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, here’s how to take action and get it back.

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Video: How to ride slippery trails


After a summer of riding dry hardpack, it’s time to refresh those winter riding skills.

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Top 10 stretches for mountain bikers


Proper stretching can enhance recovery and prevent injury. Here are 10 simple stretches to help get you started on the way to better health.

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How to: Proper bolt tightening patterns


When installing a new chainring (or other critical component) there’s a specific pattern you should use when tightening the bolts. Simply reefing them down one-by-one just wont do.

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5 core exercises guaranteed to improve your cycling


Pro racer Sonya Looney details the workout routine that helps her stay race ready.

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Get faster with Leigh Donovan’s new intermediate skills video series


Leigh Donovan is one of the most accomplished racers on two wheels and she wants to share that knowledge.

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Top tips for wet winter riding


Riding in the winter can be rough. It’s cold, the trails are slippery, and you’re gonna get wet. To help prepare yourself, follow these five great tips.

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Top seven suspension mistakes


Setting up your suspension costs nothing, but can drastically improve your riding experience.

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How to prepare your mountain bike for winter


Help keep your bike running smooth all winter with this tutorial on cleaning and regreasing your bearings.

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10 free life hacks for mountain bikers


Bike are expensive, but these simple hacks are free. Check out this video to learn more.

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Top 5 skills you can practice on the streets


Winter is coming. If your trails are unrideable due to inclement weather, here are five skills you can practice in the concrete jungle.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series takes on Gravitron


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Lithia, Florida, just outside Tampa Bay. In this episode the ride zone is Gravitron, a newer trail located at Alafia River State Park.

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