Let’s look at a game plan that will allow you to carry speed and set quicker times without exposing you to more risk.
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If the secret in going fast is being a confident rider, then the secret to confidence is control.
Andy Barlow from Dirt School shows us how to get there, with some some deliberate techniques and skills to focus on. Follow his expert advice to effortlessly trickle down your…
With summer just round the corner and dry trails on the horizon again, make the best possible use of your time by setting some deliberate goals and making good progress.
As restrictions start to lift we're all looking forward to being able to ride our bikes a little further from our homes and visit some of our favourite riding spots…
What looks at first like the wheelie's cooler cousin is in fact one of mtb's foundational skills - read this guide to learn how to manual a mountain bike.
Learning how to bunny hop and quickly create lift will allow you to smooth out trails by using obstacles to your advantage, as well as impressing mates.
How to plan ahead on the trails and pick the savviest lines. Ride smarter.
We reassess yesterday’s received wisdom to make sure it works for you on the trails today.
What are the most frequently asked questions on a skills day? We asked Dirt School’s Andy Barlow.
Taking a look at how mountain bike technique has evolved over decades, from the sat-down pedalling style of the 90s to the stable upper body of today.
Don’t be intimidated by steep trails; learn the skills to handle even the gnarliest of tracks with control and confidence.
Keeping it low-key by selecting the right line and timing your attack will boost your control and leave the showboaters for dead.
Spending time learning how to play on your bike will mean that, once you're out on the trails, you have better familiarity and more control.
It takes time, humility and lot of determination to really get your head around track stands, but the satisfaction of finally getting them is addictive.
To exploit today’s amazing mountain bikes, and adapt to seemingly ever more challenging terrain, new skills and techniques have to be developed.
Wheelies, back hops and cutties are fun but will also improve your trailcraft, so stop being self-conscious and upgrade your skills by relearning how to play.
Andy Barlow from Dirt School breaks down a few different clients that he’s worked with over the years and how mountain biking ties them all together.
Time invested in perfecting your position and braking at the right time reaps dividends when the terrain gets rowdy.
Braking is about so much more than just stopiing, or taking the fear out of speed. Use your brakes with skill and style and you'll be faster and safer.