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Packing To Ride

Mountain bike rides come in many different forms. They traverse different terrains in different climates. You might be pedalling for an hour, or most of the day. In this article we’ll have a look at what you should be taking with you depending on the ride you are tackling. We’ll break it down to what…
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Fuels & Burning Fat

Our previous article dealt with body weight and how it affects our riding. We delved into being overweight versus slim, and various aspects of that for the mtb rider. This article will be symbiotic to that article as we look a little into not just fats, but also sugars, carbohydrates and some nutrition as we…
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Body Weight, Muscle And Riding

Mountain bike riders come in all shapes and sizes. Thankfully, mountain biking seems to cater nicely to all riders no matter of age, gender, physical size, shape, weight, fitness or skill level. But, regardless of where we fit into that list, most of us would like to be faster. How does body weight affect our…
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Newbies Guide To Seat Adjustment

When you buy an MTB there are probably 3 things that stand out as more important than the rest. Firstly, it should be the right type of MTB for your type of MTB riding. Secondly, it should be the right size. And thirdly, both of those points are wasted if you aren’t set up on…
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Newbies Guide To MTB Pedals

It’s not long before beginners to MTB are faced with the ongoing pedal debate of whether to clip in or not. Looking around them, they’ll likely see riders using both clip in style pedals and the more simple flat pedals with no clip in device built in. Each user group will often passionately defend their…
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Newbies Guide To Cleaning Your Bike

Keeping your bike clean is much more than just wanting it to look it’s best. However, for the newer riders to mountain biking, exactly the best and safest way to go about it (for the bike) isn’t always obvious. So, let's find out how to get it done and what cleaners and lubes are needed.…
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Newbies Guide To MTB Tyre Pressures

Here’s another subject that most new riders to MTB have little idea about. We see them turn up to our coaching sessions and social rides with tyre pressures that are definitely having a negative effect on their riding. In this article we want to try to give newbies and anyone else who is struggling to…
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Newbies Guide To Social Rides

As a newbie to the world of mountain biking, the prospect of going along for a ride with people you don’t know is a daunting thought. Exciting on one hand, yet frightening on the other. Many questions pass through your mind, so we’ll explore a few and give some tips to help you gain some…
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Newbies Guide To Buying A New MTB

For someone new to the world of mountain biking, choosing a new mountain bike can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t really know what you are looking at or for. How much should I spend? What brands are best? What type of MTB do I need? Just some of questions that will run…
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Accredited Coaching

Just wondering, if you need someone to teach you to drive, you'd want them to be well qualified right? If they were teaching you to skydive good qualifications might be preferred in your instructor we'd imagine, yeah? And you wouldn't want to see "Self taught" or "Sponsored by Weetbix" in those qualifications either it's possibly…
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