How do refined bikes, 10 years in the making, like the 26″ wheeled Trek Remedy, hold up against the likes of a new skool, 29er AM rig, like the Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc? You might be surprised. If nothing else, if you’re in the market for a new mountain bike, make sure you ride a lot of them, and as you narrow your selection down, make sure you do the all important “back to back to back” final rides and selection process. Admittedly, when you have a 26″ wheeled bike compared to a 29″ wheeled bike, it isn’t quite the same type of riding experience… or it it? [Read more…]
It’s not just wet in the Western US, it’s wet and raining. In this video, Bikeskills’ Jiro Nakamura demonstrates some basic wet conditions riding skills. Read on to learn more about having more fun, staying save, and maintaining your gear in and during wet spells.
Bikeskills instructor and former World Champion, Joe Lawwill is working hard to shape and expand one of the most exciting forms of mountain biking events… maybe ever: Super D. Stay tuned for more on what Joe is up to. In the mean time, watch this video and pass it on!
Going the Distance is a film that chronicles the lives of four Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivors. A collaboration between three-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker David L Brown and Epic Way Sports (Bikeskills, Skiskills, Surfskills) Going the Distance’s goal is to raise awareness and critical funding to help those who have survived what is the leading killer and disabling injury affecting those of us 5-45 years of age. You can help by donating and as passing on the URL of the Going the Distance trailer to your friends, family, and colleagues: help us help them.
It seems that there’s always a rideable break in the winter. Some of the guys and gals at Trek Bicycles even rode on New Year’s Day… in Wisconsin! And breaks in winter weather often bring the best conditions to capture a great “point of view” video with your GoPro or other wearable camera. Check out Mt Tam’s only legal single track, the Coastal Trail, on Superbowl Sunday.
Join Bikeskills’ JP Sickler to learn the basics of Bike Park riding skills and techniques, including: dirt jumping, pump track fundamentals, raised stunts and more. Fresno’s Woodward bike park has an amazing array of riding opportunities – and JP has skills and instructional experience to get you up to speed… fast! For more information on dates and times, click on the schedule icon above.
From all of us at BIKESKILLS, all the best for 2011!
Just because it’s wet out doesn’t mean you can’t ride, be in control, or miss out on the fun of mountain biking. What you need is a BIKESKILLS clinic! So join the team at BIKESKILLS NW and learn to deal with slippery roots, loose terrain, as well as load up on an array of tips covering foul weather bike and rider set-up even how to make clean up a snap. The clinic takes place at McDonald Park in Redmond WA on February 19th. Start the New Year off right and sign up now!
From all of us here at Bikeskills, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
With all the snow out there, we thought we’d give you some tips from the SKISKILLS side of our organization. Let Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion, Jonny Moseley, give you some pointers on the basics of jumping. You’ll see and hear, straight off, how similar the techniques and skills are between jumping with skis and bikes are.