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Bike Crashes and Brain Injuries


Bike crashes and brain injuries are serious business. Read this primer on concussions to find out what you need to know before and after one happens.

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Magura and SQlab Ergonomics Guide For Brake Adjustment


Goal of the two companies is to achieve the best possible ergonomic and unique adjustment possibilities of Magura’s MT brakes or whichever brakes you choose to run.

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Video: How To Set Up Your Cockpit


Yanick-the-Mechanic Gyger is known as one of the most skilled mechanics on the XC circuit. IN this video he sahres his tips and trick for how to set up your cockpit.

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Poison Oak photos and remedies – superbloom


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 pick the fastest line


Come in too slow and get caught on the square edged rocks. Too fast and it’s easy to overcook it into the next switchback. Here’s a primer on how to pick the fastest line.

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How to Set-Up Tubeless Tires with Yanick the Mechanic


Nino Schurter’s right hand man Yanick The Mechanic reveals some of the tricks needed to perfectly set-up tubeless tires.

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How To Find Your Perfect Tire Pressure


Are you struggling to find that perfect psi for your tire set up of choice? You’re not alone. It’s a complicated matrix with a lot of variables at play.

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How to master cornering on loose terrain


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.

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5 tips to improve balance on your mountain bike


Some people have great balance. Others struggle. These tips will help you anytime you need to ride a precise straight line.

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How to prevent common cycling injuries


Mtbr sat down with exercise scientist Matthew Tinkey to hear what riders can do to prevent and heal from a variety of injuries.

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How To: Find More Speed on Mountain Bike Trails


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 rider. So how do you do it?

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e*thirteen’s TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit


Fight obsolescence. Upgrade your 11 speed SRAM™ drivetrain to 12 speeds without needing new shifters, derailleurs, cranks, or chainrings.

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How To: Counter Steer Around A Corner


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.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss tackles Free Fall


The latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode features a slick slippery ride through San Lee Park in Sanford, North Carolina. Free Fall is a techy trail that’s even more difficult when wet.

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How To: Get Your Mountain Bike Ready for Summer


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.

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The mountain biking risk paradox


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 choose, moment to moment, where on the spectrum we ride.

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How to find new trails to ride


No matter how long you’ve been riding at some point you will (or at least should) go in search of new trails. But what’s the best way to find them?

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Want to ride steep rock rolls? BetterRide shows you how


Mountain biking requires balance, control, and being as smooth as possible. Learn more in this tutorial video.

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How to ride hip jumps on your mountain bike


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 also requires some skill.

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5 easy (and cheap) tips for shooting POV video


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.

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How to: Progress from table tops to gap jumps


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.

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How to: Do dirt jump tricks on the trail


Follow along with Blake Samson as he shows you how, and more importantly where, you can add slopestyle panache to your next ride on home trails.

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5 beginner riding skills you can learn without trails


Riding when trails are too wet is a no no. So go build your skills with drills instead.

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10 useful hacks for any cyclist


You’ll find at least one of these hacks useful, brilliant, or at least just plain funny.

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Nino Schurter’s Cape Epic Scott Spark RC 900


What is the perfect bike set-up for a mountain bike stage race? Find out with SCOTT-SRAM’s Yanick-the-Mechanic as he gets Nino Schurter’s bike ready for the Cape Epic in South Africa.

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