Mountain biking involves riding a fat-tired bike on dirt roads, singletrack, and over rocks and roots. The bikes are heavy-duty and commonly include both front and rear suspension (and sometimes 29″ wheels) to help you navigate difficult terrain with speed and comfort. You’ll get wet and muddy and have tons of fun!

Scroll down this page where I’ll cover all the skills you need to enjoy the sport and even some advice if you want to take part in MTB racing!

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Mountain Bike Basic Skills Tutorials:

Here’s the basic skills and riding advice you need to get started in order to stay safe and enjoy yourself. Please practice this before heading out to the tough trails!

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Mountain Biking Tips and Advice:

Here’s some practical advice for all mountain bikers that will make your rides more fun.

These articles cover miscellaneous topics that are still very useful. So much can happen when you’re out mountain biking, so there is a lot to learn if you want to be prepared.

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Mountain Bike Gear:

Everything you need to know about buying a bike and choosing the right gear for your adventure.

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Mountain Bike Racing:

Want to test your skills and fitness in cross country racing? Or even ultra-endurance events, stage races, and Super D? These tips and advice for racing your mountain bike will help you take the lead.

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Recent articles:

How to Shift SRAM Trigger Shifters
This article explains how to shift SRAM Trigger Shifters on your mountain bike... Read more.

How to Shift Shimano RapidFire Trigger Shifters
Mountain bikes are typically equipped with either a grip shift or trigger shifters. The trigger shifters look more intimidating, but they are fun and easy Read more.

How to Do a Track Stand
A very useful skill for both road and mountain bikers is the track stand. A track stand is when you balance the bicycle in place, Read more.

Practice Crashing, Avoid Injuries
It's important for cyclists to do certain training drills to keep their skills sharpened. One drill I recommend you do is practice crashing! Here is Read more.

Ask Levi: What Cogs Are Used With Which Chainring?
Today's question is about which cogs should be used with which chainring when shifting a bicycle... Read more.

How to Win a Huffy Toss
If you've ever been to some sort of mountain bike festival, you have probably witnessed the Huffy Toss. For the uninitiated, the Huffy Toss is Read more.

Ask Levi: Should I Have Two Wide Tires On My Bike?
Today's question is about using different width tires on your mountain bike and why that might be a good idea... Read more.

Pro Bike Check: Aaron Snyder of Scott MTB Team
I got a chance to catch up with pro mountain biker Aaron Snyder earlier this year and put together a little bike check so you Read more.

Ask Levi: What is The Correct Mountain Bike Size For Me?
If you're planning to buy your first mountain bike, you are probably wondering what size to get. The "what size bike for me?" question comes Read more.

Ask Levi: Which Cadence Is More Efficient for Mountain Biking?
When mountain biking, proper cadence is dictated by terrain. There is no hard and fast rule about how 90rpm is the most efficient cadence. Here Read more.