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Wheel Lifts

Back to Basics; you may be able to get your wheels off the ground but are you doing it the right way? Mic Longhurst looks at this simple but often misunderstood technique.

So you don't ride really steep stuff and can't see the point of running a dropper post, well maybe it's time for a re-think. Read on to find out why...

Braking is a core riding skill and learning the correct technique will make your riding safer and more enjoyable.

When it comes to improving your riding skills, sometimes it's the little things that can make all the difference.

Soft dry sand is the bane of many mountain bikers but it doesn’t have to be your failing.

Cornering Basics

Learning to lean the bike independently from your body is an important part of competent cornering on the dirt.

Rock faces present an intimidating obstacle when you’re on the trail but with the correct approach you’ll be surprised by what you can tackle.

A short but steep roll-down can be an intimidating thing; here's how you should tackle it.

Learning to jump, wheelie or rail a turn is great, but how often have you sat back and thought about your line choice?

No matter how much (or how little) you ride, there's always room to improve. Let's look at the key ways to become a better all-round rider.

How to Jump

Learning to jump isn't just for the young and the crazy—it’s a skill that can be learnt by anyone, irrespective of age.

Cross-country may be your prime focus but dabbling in the gravity-based aspects our sport can really improve your speed and ability on the bike.

How to Wheelie

Big wheels or small, suspended or rigid, no matter what you ride, being able to lift the front wheel is a handy skill to have.

More than just a novelty, riding 'skinnies' is a skill that can provide real benefits on the trail.

Entering a turn at speed on a skatey and unpredictable surface can be intimidating but as with most things in mountain biking, the correct technique and good line selection will see you through.