Category Archives: Mountain Bike Tips

Mountain Bike Tip – Raise and Lower Your Saddle

Raise and Lower Your Saddle Just like your body, your saddle should not remain static throughout your ride. To get the most out of your bike you’ll want to lower your seat during your descents. This will allow for all of the bike movement to happen that we’ve been talking about throughout these posts. If

Mountain Bike Tip – Carry a Tool Kit

Carry a Tool Kit Whenever you’re out riding it’s important to carry at least a basic tool kit. Whether it’s in a saddle bag or in your backpack, having some basic tools can mean the difference between rolling/riding or walking home. At the very minimum consider carrying: • Multi-tool (with a chain breaker, Allen set,

Mountain Bike Tip – One Finger On The Brakes

One Finger On The Brakes Last week we talked about the merits of learning to use both your front and rear brake together. This week we’d like to remind you to use only one finger on the lever while braking. Just like you wouldn’t use two feet to brake in your car, you don’t need

Mountain Bike Tip – Front Brake

Don’t Fear Your Front Brake Maybe you’ve come out of a corner, overusing your front brake, and washed out. Maybe you’ve had the dreaded “over the bars” crash – you decided then and there to never touch your front brake again. It might be tempting to rely solely on your back brake for stopping power.

Mountain Bike Tip – Soft Pedaling

Soft Pedaling Soft pedaling is what we refer to as making your feet feel light in order to pedal into a clean gear change. When approaching a steep incline we want to make as many gear changes prior to the hill. However, when that inevitable gear change happens on the hill you want to focus

Mountain Bike Tip – Low

Low Rounding out the “Four Ls” is remembering to ride low through corners and technical terrain. You give yourself a more stable platform when riding with your ankles, knees and elbows bent as opposed to standing tall and rigid. Think about how high off of the ground your bike already is – adding height by standing too

Mountain Bike Tip – Loose

Loose Our second “L,” “loose,” is all about letting the bike work under you. As in any athletic endeavor, it’s important to keep your body loose while biking. In allowing your arms and legs to move long and short you gain more suspension than just what’s on your bike. Having a death grip on your

Mid-Mountain Trail Extension Opens at Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort is opening the Mid-Mountain Trail extension this Saturday, July 11, 2015. This project was a collaborative effort between Deer Valley Resort, The Mountain Trails Foundation and the Bald Eagle Homeowners Association. The extension connects the Silver Lake area to the Deer Crest Trail for bikers and hikers to more easily access the

Mountain Bike Tip – Look

Look “Look” is the first of what we like to call the “Four L’s.” For both inexperienced and experienced riders a common tendency is to look just ahead of your front wheel.  This does not allow you to anticipate what is coming next and makes us ride defensively. Being able to anticipate line choice and braking

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So cute! Scallywag has been having fun exploring the mountain too!

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So adorable!!! May I wait with you??? ; ))

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Me too

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Hello Ellie

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That cutie needs to be wearing POOCHIEBOOTS😍

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