7 MTB Tricks You Can Do Anywhere

7 MTB Tricks You Can Do Anywhere


it’s hot as balls out today and I’m not gonna commit to going to the
trails. Sometimes we’re stuck riding the sparsest of parking lots and urban settings and you know what? It can help you to be a better more creative mountain biker So embrace these tricks and techniques, and have fun just about anywhere curbs and sidewalks can provide a nice
boost for practicing you jumping skills just approach the curb at a comfortable
speed and pull up like you’re gonna do a bunny hop if you don’t really know how to bunny
hop this might actually help you learn how some curbs work better than others but
they always provide some fun when just riding around town by locking up your rear brake you can
hop your bike like pogo stick this technique is actually very
important for mountain bike trials and learning it should increase your
agility. Just lock your brake and pull your bike up on to your back wheel. Just like a real pogo stick, you’re relying on the handlebars, not the pedals Start out with just a few hops until
you can keep hopping nonstop for a real challenge try this on a road
bike with drop bars “Track standing” can benefit
technical trail riders and even racers who want to get a perfect start track standing gets its name from the
Fixed Gear track bikes it originated on however standing in place on a mountain bike is very easy to learn for beginners you can use the start/stop technique stop your bike, then ride away. Keep
doing this and make stops longer and longer when standing in place pull your brake
lever turn your wheel and shift your weight
around keep the bike stable. For this one practice makes perfect.
Almost any wall can be used to do an endo to fakie just roll up to a ledge or a wall to get
your back whee off the ground and then use your momentum when landing to get going backwards Keep trying to pull your bike
around until you’re able to transition before to forward riding. In a construction area you can use
highway dividers like mini wallrides Ride up to the divider at a low angle
and jump your bike on to it. you may be surprised how easy and fun this one is plus, it prepares you for the next
technique: flat wallrides for that you need to practice bunny
hopping into a standing position this is basically a bunny hop into a
straight up ninja kick keep practicing this jump until you’re confident you can jump your bike flat onto a wall ride up to a nice flat wall at about 45
degrees and try this technique while staying on the bike yeah… I know these are not really the best instructions but that’s the whole trick. Really you need to go balls out. Once you get up on the wall Getting off is pretty much a whole buncha trial and error I would like to think if it’s sorta like
a 90 degree turn but really it’s gonna be a mess when you
first try. If you can find nice little kicker before the wall it’ll help you get on but you’re a lucky son of a bitch if you
have a lot of nice wallrides like this in your city Skinnies are also a fun and welcoming
obstacle that can be found just about anywhere these are really easy to learn since any
painted lines in the street work for practice you also don’t need to try anything you’re not comfortable with so you can start small and work your way up if there are any other fun things you
can do in sparse street settings let me know in the comments also check the description for links to
videos showing a few of these techniques in More details