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DirtSmart Videos/Articles/Blog

Below are DirtSmart MTB blog posts containing mountain bike instruction skills videos and articles, relevant industry news, training tips, bike set-up tips…you name it!  Essentially this is information that most mountain bike riders will find useful and entertaining. As I always say, the below information is by no means a intended to substitute for real time instruction and interaction between a coach and a student.

Virus Update: Is it OK to ride your Mountain Bike?

Should YOU still ride your MTB during this Virus Crisis?
April 2, 2020/by admin

Pro MTB Riders Doing it Right: Video

Some great riding in this video. Take a look and let's focus…
January 10, 2020/by admin

Why you need MTB Coaching

To paraphrase a good buddy of mine who is a life long rider,…
April 19, 2019/by admin

Mountain Bike Skills: Early Apex in Messy Corners

Hey Everybody! I know I won't win any design awards for this…
April 12, 2019/by admin

Mountain bike climbing position. Video


This video deals with the adjustments in body position…
October 29, 2018/by admin

Solutions and Momentum Paths – Good Line Choice in Mountain Biking

There are three cool videos below that relate to good line choices…
August 18, 2017/by admin

How to Lead a Mountain Bike Ride

How hard can it be to lead a mountain bike ride? All you have…
June 10, 2017/by admin

Cornering on a Mountain Bike?

Cornering on a mounatin bike.
“Jump for show; corner for dough”

May 31, 2017/by admin

Brake Control and Wheelies

Brake Control and Wheelies
Here's the latest Technique of the…
April 2, 2017/by admin

VIDEO: Technique of the Week — Get Low


Technique of the Week -- Get Low

February 18, 2017/by admin

Technique of the Week: Fenders

I guess this could be more of a "Tip of the Week" instead of…
January 28, 2017/by admin

Technique of the Week: Brake Levers and Braking Technique

Welcome to this week’s Technique of the Week. This week we’re…
January 21, 2017/by admin


VIDEO: Manual Wheelie Technique

Technical Climbing

VIDEO: ProperWeight Placement and WHY

Crucial Skills of Slow-Speed Balance and Why

Off-season MTB Training

VIDEO: Pedal Wheelie Technique

VIDEO: Lifting the Rear Wheel In Switchbacks (The “Nosepick”)

MTB Body Position: Optimize Balance While Descending

MTB Pedals: Clips or Flats? Ride Both and WHY

VIDEO: Descending Switchbacks and the Tripod Technique

MTB Technique: (DON”T) Lean Back!

5 Tips for Tough, Steep Climbs

MTB Pedals: Clips vs. Flats

MTB Pedals: Clips vs. Flats, Part 2

Find Your Proper Bar Height

Getting Air, Drop-offs, and Switchbacks

VIDEO: Descending Switchbacks — Proper Line Choice

Breaking Down Some Photos of Top Riders

Is Your Dropper Post Lever In the Right Spot?

Essentials for Your Pack

How Tire Tread Works

MTB Coaching is Too Expensive

The Best Type of Bike for Skills Progression

Vision: The Most Important Part of Riding a Mountain Bike Well

Achieving Your MTB Goals