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Mountain Bike Skills

Our skills pages cover a variety of skill areas across mountain biking, ranging from basics for first time off roaders to tips for more dedicated trail riders. Whether it’s preparing for your first trail ride, pushing your hill climbing, or simply looking to boost your confidence on a downhill track, we've got all the information and techniques here to help you improve and progress in mountain biking.
Mountain Bike Skills

Ask the Expert: How Can I Conquer Rocky Climbs on my Mountain Bike?

Expert advice on tackling those rocky, root ridden trails - even when they're on a great big hill

Ask the Expert: How Can I Conquer Rocky Climbs on my Mountain Bike?
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8 Things to Remember when out on the Trails

Here's a few little reminders for all mountain bikers

8 Things to Remember when out on the Trails
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Mountain Bike Skills: Conquer THAT Obstacle in 2017

Is there a stubborn feature you just can't master? Here's our guide for conquering it this year

Mountain Bike Skills: Conquer THAT Obstacle in 2017
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Readers Share: Rookie MTB Mistakes

We've all made mistakes and had misconceptions about MTB...

Readers Share: Rookie MTB Mistakes
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How to use your Dropper Post Effectively

Are you using your dropper post to its full potential?

How to use your Dropper Post Effectively
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How to Avoid Sore Hands from Mountain Biking

Numb hands? Tingly fingers? Sore wrists? Here's the why, and how on preventing it

How to Avoid Sore Hands from Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Skills

Rachel Atherton's Top Tips for Conquering your MTB Fears

Who better to learn from than the reigning champion of downhill

Rachel Atherton's Top Tips for Conquering your MTB Fears
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Ask the Expert: 4 Essential MTB Skills

Learn the foundation skills to get you up and over any obstacle on the trail

Ask the Expert: 4 Essential MTB Skills
Mountain Bike Skills

How To: Ride Rock Gardens

Here's some tips to help you confidently roll those rock gardens

How To: Ride Rock Gardens
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Ask the Expert: How to Tackle Steps and Roots When Riding Uphill

Don't let pesky steps and ridges get in the way of your fastest time on that uphill segment

Ask the Expert: How to Tackle Steps and Roots When Riding Uphill
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Skills: How to Corner your Mountain Bike in Wet Mud

Everyone loves thrashing through puddles and mud on the bike, but wet mud can also be dangerous and slippery. Here's some tips on how to...

Skills: How to Corner your Mountain Bike in Wet Mud
Mountain Bike Skills

Women's MTB Training Week with Anna Glowinski

Anna Glowinski heads an MTB training week in Malaga

Women's MTB Training Week with Anna Glowinski
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8 Things you Should Know Before Hitting the Mountain Bike Trails

Thinking of heading out on the trails for the first time? Here are 8 essential things you should know before you do.

8 Things you Should Know Before Hitting the Mountain Bike Trails
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How Mountain Bikers Can Avoid Ticks in Long Grass

Ticks hang out in the grass and can make you ill - here's how to avoid them catching you.

How Mountain Bikers Can Avoid Ticks in Long Grass
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Mountain Bike Skills: How to Bunny Hop

Master the bunny hop on your mountain bike with Katy Curd's simple step-by-step guide

Mountain Bike Skills: How to Bunny Hop
Mountain Bike Skills

Mountain Bike Skills: How to Come off a Drop

Land those drop offs successfully on your mountain bike with Katy Curd's top tips

Mountain Bike Skills: How to Come off a Drop
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Mountain Bike Skills: How to Manual

Katy Curd tells us how to manual on the mountain bike in a couple of easy to follow steps

Mountain Bike Skills: How to Manual
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3 Essential Skills for Beginner Mountain Bikers

Looking to hit the trails for the first time? We don't recommend doing so without these three essential skills under your belt...

3 Essential Skills for Beginner Mountain Bikers
Mountain Bike Skills

Top Tips for Training on your Mountain Bike

Some great tips from Chris Ford to keep you at your best when training on your mountain bike.

Top Tips for Training on your Mountain Bike
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Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Mud

Let's face it, although mountain biking in the mud is pretty fun, it's not that easy!

Top Tips for Mountain Biking in the Mud
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Essential Beginner Mountain Biking Tips

The essential MTB skills, hints, tips and techniques you need to progress from beginner mountain biker to trail expert.

Essential Beginner Mountain Biking Tips
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How to make your first off road bike ride a success

Decided to leave the tarmac behind and waggle your toes in some off-road madness? Find out how to get yourself started here!

Beginners: 7 top tips for your first off-road rides
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Mountain bike group rides: how to keep it together & happy

Increase your mountain bike fun with our top tips for great group rides

Mountain bike group rides: how to keep it together & happy
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