MTB: Beginners And Intermediate Skills Links

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  1. Drop D

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    I have compiled these links for easy access. Most of these are from BIKERADAR.com and I think they are very helpful for beginners and intermediates like me. I know there's more out there that I don't know of. It would be really helpful if some of you long time riders would pitch in and help out new comers. :beer:


    Your Bike:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/whats-your-angle-on-it-11945

    Your Suspension:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-master-your-suspension-mountain-bike-11944

    Fixing your bike on the trail:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-rescue-your-ride-14736

    Strenght:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/training-strengthen-your-neck-shoulders-14702

    Foot Work:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-footwork-fundamentals-18519


    Manual 2:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-learning-the-manual-part-2-14717

    Manual 3:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-learning-the-manual-part-3-14718

    Manual 4:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-learning-the-manual-part-4-15276



    Basic DH 1:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitnes...tep-by-step-guide-to-downhilling-part-1-18022

    Basic DH 2:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitnes...tep-by-step-guide-to-downhilling-part-2-18689


    Basic Jumping:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-master-basic-jumping-16024

    More Jumping:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-jump-for-the-hell-of-it-16344

    Some more Jumping:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-gap-trail-obstacles-16150

    And Some More Jumping 1:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-jumping-from-go-to-woah-part-1-17210

    And Some More Jumping 2:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-jumping-from-go-to-woah-part-2-18424

    Another Jumping:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-freeride-part-5-jumping-18547


    Pre-Jumping:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-pre-jump-16342

    Drop-Offs:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-air-drop-offs-16333


    Steep Terrain:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-freeride-part-1-steep-terrain-16830

    Cornering:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-how-to-freeride-part-3-corners-17810

    Flowing:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-go-with-the-flow-17812





    Technical Trails 1:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/how-to-ride-technical-trails-beginners-12806

    Technical Trails 2:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitnes...chnical-trails-pt-2-intermediate-skills-13011

    Technical Trails 3:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/how-to-ride-technical-trails-expert-13012

    Ride Fast and Live:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/ride-fastand-live-13640

    More Speed:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-fully-sussed-speed-technique-15934

    Advance Stuff:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/technique-supersize-your-riding--18629

    Skinny:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitnes...to-freeride-part-4-north-shore-styling--18616

    Videos:
    http://www.wonderhowto.com/outdoor-recreation/mountain-bike-video/

    More Articles and Videos in MTB 101:
    http://www.ehow.com/articles_5032-mountain-biking.html

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    Skills Clinic: It is also good to have someone telling you what's right or wrong and how to properly execute.
    Or just take the class and learn to ride SAFELY and with TRAIL ETIQUETTE

    Julius Syvanen:
    www.mtnbike-skills.blogspot.com
    - I took this class and it is worth every penny.
    - I instantly noticed my improvement


    BikeSkills.com
    http://www.bikeskills.com/blog/
    - Great review from a lot of people and STR

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    DH
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/complete-guide-to-downhill-mountain-biking-part-1-25183
    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/complete-guide-to-downhill-mountain-biking-part-2-25608

    Breakthrough Your Mental Barriers To Achieve XC Mountain Bike Success

    http://www.dreamscape-images.net/sp...barriers-to-achieve-xc-mountain-bike-success/

    Bikeskills.com: How to Ride Steep Terrain

    http://www.watchdoit.com/how-to-videos/Bikeskillscom-How-to-Ride-Steep-Terrain-1309

    Basic Tips on Steep Terrain Downhill Mountain Biking

    http://www.ehow.com/video_2360955_basic-tips-steep-terrain-downhill.html

    How to Mountain Bike Downhill

    http://www.ehow.com/how_3309_mountain-bike-downhill.html

    STOPPING THE NEGATIVE THOUGHT SPIRAL

    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/stopping-the-negative-thought-spiral.html#more-1819

     
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    Thanks! Can this be made a sticky? That way it's easy to find.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I wonder if the title could be changed to this
    MTB: Beginners And Intermediate Skills Links
     
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    thanks bro, I checked it out and found alot of good info:)
     
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    Excellent advise. thanks!!!!!!!:beer:
     
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    I try to help beginners as much as I can.... I didn't have a good experience when I started riding to where my so called riding buddies would actually want me to crash bad so they could all have a really good laugh #-o So I ended up doing solo rides and applying whatever theory I get online, books, videos and learned from other riders I meet along the trail that are really cool and gave me pointers... I did this for almost half a year...

    the pay-off: we all went to mammoth and the tables turned... PRICELESS!!! :bang:
     
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    Thanks mucho for the needed info!
     
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    I sent a pm to the moderator and asked him to change the title and to make this a "sticky". ;)

    Thanks for putting it all together!!! :clap:
     
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    Done!!! Thanks Gene!;)
     
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    thank you so much! This is a great addition of info!
     
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    With regards to cornering, please don't skid around the switchback and ruin the trail. I like to go slow and aim for the far end, then turn at the last second in order to allow the rear wheel to clear the inside of the turn.
     
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    Skills Clinic: It is also good to have someone telling you what's right or wrong and how to properly execute.
    Or just take the class and learn to ride SAFELY and with TRAIL ETIQUETTE

    Julius Syvanen:
    www.mtnbike-skills.blogspot.com
    - I took this class and it is worth every penny.
    - I instantly noticed my improvement


    BikeSkills.com
    http://www.bikeskills.com/blog/
    - Great review from a lot of people and STR
     
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    Very good info. Thanks for your work.
     
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    Awesome!

    Some of the technical trail stuff was pretty helpful.

    Thanks for the work!
     

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