Tag: mountain bike techniques

How to Bunnyhop a MTB – a tutorial

In mountain biking, the act of hopping one’s bike is called a bunnyhop. The particular technique shown here is known is an American bunnyhop, but to me hopping is hopping. Learning to hop or learning to hop higher may be one of your priorities. It allows you to more easily get over obstacles, change the […]

How to Bunnyhop a Full Suspension MTB

If you’ve come to mountain biking by way of BMX, you might find it hard to hop around on a squishy bike. After all, shocks are not designed for bouncing, in fact they’re designed to absorb bumps and keep you from getting bucked off your bike. On a rigid BMX or trials bike, the response […]

How to bunny hop a mountain bike for beginners

One of the most useful things you can learn how to do on a mountain bike is bunny hopping. Or, just “hopping” really. Hopping will get you up things, over logs… You can have a lot of fun in the street, and a lot of fun on your commute. The first thing you want to […]

Strong vs Skilled Mountain Bikers

We came here to Virginia Key today to answer a question that we already know the answer to. When you’re trying to go fast, is power, or technical ability more important? Well, as you could guess speed and endurance are more important on smooth straight trails, and technical ability reigns supreme on rougher sections. This […]

The easiest way to learn bunnyhops – MTB or BMX

There are a ton of great bunnyhop tutorials on youtube. I think I have about 5 on my channel alone, covering a few different types of bikes. Today though, I’ll attempt to teach bunnyhops using a completely different approach. If you’ve been banging your head against the wall trying to learn them, then hopefully this […]

How to Bump Jump a MTB – Get air off roots!

There’s more than one way to get air on a mountain bike, but the most common method is to ride a launch, otherwise known as a lip. By continuing along the trajectory of a lip, you and your bike become airborne. The other way is to bunny hop, which is using your own power to […]

MTB Lights for Night Riding – $300 vs $18

This high end $300 bike light was sent to me by Sigma, a German manufacturer. This light, was $18 on Amazon, we’ll call it the Amazon light. We’re going to test these today, but first I should explain that the brightness of these lights is measured in lumens. According to Sigma the Buster 2000 produces […]