How to Prevent Leg Cramps When Mountain Biking // Tips to Avoid Cramping

As temperatures start to rise, many mountain bikers–myself included–are dealing with a sore point: muscle cramps. While muscle cramps are fairly common and mostly benign, they can be painful and annoying to deal with during a mountain bike ride. This article will briefly discuss common causes of leg cramps, and will offer tips for preventing and dealing …

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Top 5 Tips for Your First Downhill Race

Every mountain biker remembers their first race vividly. For myself, it was in May of 2013 on a cold, Canadian, snowy weekend. As it was my first downhill event, I had little experience and was a loner on the hill who wound up dead last. It was a good reminder at the time, being a cocky …

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How to Make More Time for Mountain Biking

Time. It is the ultimate non-renewable resource. If we break something, we can buy a replacement. If we lose some money, we can make some more. Some things grow, some things shrink, and some things stay the same. But time?  It just… disappears. We get one shot, and one shot only, at each and every …

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7 Mountain Biking Tips that Will Help You in All Pedals of Life

As you climb to the top of a viewpoint and look over the vast valley below, it’s not uncommon to have some kind of epiphany. Mountain biking tips to improve your riding can also help you in this thing we call life. The quiet serenity of nature often spurs the mind to ponder life’s deepest …

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“Can I Ride X Type of Bike on Y Trail?” Yes! Yes, you can.

Any opinions expressed in this article are Jeff’s personal opinions, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Singletracks.com. There’s a feature on Singletracks that allows registered users to post questions about individual mountain bike trails, and our readers have the opportunity to answer those questions to help a brother (or sister) out. It’s great seeing how helpful our …

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Don’t have any mechanical skills? Here are 10 ways you can STILL maintain your MTB

I understand your dilemma. You’re not mechanically inclined, and your mountain bike looks dangerously close to a Rube Goldberg contraption. It has a myriad of moving parts, gears, bearings, hydraulics, and cables. Maybe you’re not comfortable working on your bike, but you don’t want the hassle of taking it to a bike shop for every little thing. …

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Why Mountain Biking Is Good for Our Youth

With nearly two-thirds of kids in the US overweight, it is more important than ever for parents to instill good lifestyle habits in their children’s day-to-day routines.  Many people incorrectly assume chronic conditions are adult-only problems, yet insulin resistance and the development of arterial plaque starts in childhood, leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease later on. We discussed the …

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