Learn how to fix your bike, tune your suspension and improve your skills.

Flat pedal masterclass drop heel

1. Choices, choices, choices First up, your choice of flat pedal is key; go for a model that’s thin, has a concave platform, is wide enough…

How to prep bike enduro feat

Joe Barnes, tweaker of controls and measurer of power gives you his enduro preparation tips. Customise your controls A neatly hacksawed and buffed clamp under…

unessential skills alternate trackstand

No self-respecting skills school would ever teach these tricks. They’re pointless and silly, and mostly just for fun… but is there something more going on…

Improve your stability featured

The  trails we ride today are faster, more technical and more varied than they’ve ever been before. Thankfully then, the bikes we ride them on have…

How to ride a modern trail bike featured

In the last five years, bikes and kit have made quantum leaps in performance. Improvements have come thick and fast, and include seismic shifts —…

Arm Pump featured

Ever experienced that ride-wrecking sensation of numb hands and massive loss of strength? A fun-killer that ruins the best descents, arm pump is something most…

Dress for a wet weather ride featured jackets

Don’t let this winter’s record-breaking rainfall get you down; here are five tips to keep the fire burning even when it’s soggy outside. Forget waterproof…

True a wheel step 5

A mountain bike wheel with a dink in it is a mechanical waiting to happen: 10 minutes with a spoke key however and it can be…

mates race

Competition without the stress, the mates’ race is friendly and fun. So grab a stopwatch, follow our guide and organise a race this summer. Why…

Winter rides jan 16 featured

There are many great winter routes all over the UK – here’s our pick of the best

Chain clean step 3

Forget to clean your chain regularly and the grime will eat SRAM and Shimano’s finest for breakfast. Here’s how to restore order once again. 1.…

Yoga poses for recovery featured

Mountain biking is fast, hard hitting and pushes your body to its limits. In fact, it apparently triggers the same fight-or-flight response caveman experienced hunting…