Mountain Bike Skills
By Beth Puliti, About.com Guide
Riding How To's
It’s easier to master a technique after you’ve watched someone else perform it--and that’s exactly what this section is all about. Click through these step-by-step guides for some one-on-one instruction that will help you sharpen your mountain biking skills.
Maintenance & Repair
Don’t let common bike problems keep you from cranking your pedals. Learn how to properly maintain your bike to prevent predicaments on the trail. Becoming skilled at a few basic repair techniques is also a good idea to get you back in the saddle should a mechanical occur.
- ‘Un-Stick’ Your Seized Seatpost
- Keep Your Mountain Bike Clean
- Change Your Bicycle Pedals
- Fix a Torn Casing on the Trail
Fitness & Training
Fitness and mountain biking go hand in hand—whether you’re looking to increase your overall mountain biking endurance or simply pedal your way up that seemingly insurmountable climb. Learn the appropriate exercises for cycling.