• 09-29-2011
    Hutch3637
    Mountain Biking Skills Videos
    Found these videos on youtube and thought it woud be good to share here. For anyone just getting into MTB'ing or honing their skills in. It's a basic skills video. FB-AM-Skill videos as well.

    Enjoy.

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D4JXAAMJB5c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • 09-29-2011
    edj
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.
  • 09-30-2011
    Hutch3637
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edj View Post
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.

    No problem, just trying to help out. Not a lot of replys though. I see a lot of threads that could be answered here just by watching these videos. Wish a MOD in this forum would sticky this thread.

    Anyways, you can download the videos by going to: KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!
    Just enter the url and go from there.
  • 09-30-2011
    Lost Biker
    Thanks for sharing these. Great find with keepvid.
  • 10-01-2011
    Supermoto Fan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edj View Post
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.

    I'll second that!

    Thanks!
  • 10-01-2011
    juu-zo
    Check Danny MacAskill videos
  • 10-03-2011
    cj d.
    Thanks for the videos they helped me alot
  • 10-03-2011
    pattongb
    Great post thank you! Cant wait to try out the cornering techniques shown here~!:thumbsup:
  • 10-03-2011
    mountaink
    Thanks for the post.

    I cannot believe these videos have such few views.

    For my skill level the Straightline/Cornering video had great tips I am working on.
  • 10-03-2011
    Rush 29
    Nice, thanks for the links

    :thumbsup:
  • 10-04-2011
    Urbansniper
    excellent thanks! i have been trying to work on drop offs...:thumbsup:
  • 10-04-2011
    Bilirubin
    These vids have had a lot of discussion in the AM forum. I liked them so much that I went out and got the magazine/DVD it came from :tup:
  • 10-07-2011
    ronyc
    Thanks for posting the vids!
  • 10-08-2011
    Corey07
    For a noob dumbass like me, those are invaluable. Especially the cornering one.
    :thumbsup:
  • 10-08-2011
    ronyc
    Watch the videos several times and tried to apply the techniques today on my first real trail ride. All I can say is THANK YOU AGAIN OP!
  • 10-08-2011
    texasnavy05
    nice videos. IMO the hardest part of doing drops is acquiring the testicles to do it. Am I on my own with this?
  • 10-08-2011
    ubado
    Great videos ... especially the "Essential Mountain Biking Skills" ... it made me really think about why I ride the way I do. So much of my riding skills were picked up as a kid riding BMX; mimicking other riders ... not really putting too much thought into how I ride, and why. Just doing it. After years of being off a bike ... now riding again; it's good to know I picked up proper skills growing up, and have kept them in my muscle memory


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    IMO the hardest part of doing drops is acquiring the testicles to do it. Am I on my own with this?

    Right there with ya ... cause you know if you mess up ... it's gonna hurt.
  • 10-08-2011
    Cormac
    Thanks for the share!
  • 10-08-2011
    norcalchico
    Been riding for years and this helped a lot. Thanks!
  • 10-09-2011
    lazymuf
    Just started out..thanks..tis Vid helps alot
  • 10-09-2011
    dadstoy
    Just checked out the first video and thought it kicked ass! Im about to start the others, but,...

    did anyone notice that at the very end of the first vid,..the dog "waaas just about to lick his balls "?? :D
  • 10-10-2011
    BikeThreads
    Nice, love the drop-off video, now I just need to find the guts to give it a go.

    Wish I'd gotten into this when I was 20 something, not 40 something... D'oh
  • 10-11-2011
    Billy_Heckler
    Great info; thanks a bunch for sharing.
  • 10-11-2011
    chuyler1
    Great info...but I'm not so sure starting out with 60/40 front/rear braking is wise for beginners. If you are not in the right position with your weight on your pedals (most beginners won't be), the front brake might as well be an ejection lever.

    I think beginners should start by modulating their speed on steep descents by using maybe 30/70 braking until they are comfortable with carrying more speed through rough terrain. They might lock up the rear wheel here and there, but they'll be able to recover from it.
  • 10-17-2011
    madmarmot
    Nice, thanks!
  • 10-18-2011
    Hkp2000
    what great videos. you guys have film and beatiful country.
  • 10-18-2011
    kingofZroad
    Great stuff!! Thanks for posting!
  • 10-22-2011
    yaga
    Thanks for this thread. This really should be a sticky for the Beginners's Corner.
    I just started riding again (last 1991) and been hitting my local trails that has a bit of almost everything. The straight line and cornering video was very informative and useful for my type of riding.
  • 10-22-2011
    yaga
    Recently a couple of my neighbors bought new hardtails and one with a 29". I am having questions in my mind if the bike I have is adequate for my needs.

    Do I really NEED to upgrade to a newer bike like a hardtail with disc brakes (post 2006)? The trails I am learning or working on are the easy sections of Towsley Canyon and Tapia Canyon in SoCal - which the neighbor (experienced rider) with the new 29'' also frequents. If I feel confident, I try the moderate sections. As far as I can see, the bike I ride is fine.

    But as they say, "Ignorance is bliss." I have known from the 4x4 world that its always the driver not the truck.

    No plans to be extreme but want to be competent to ride the "moderate" trails. I am currently riding a rigid frame 1989 Mongoose IBOC Comp with traditional cantilever brakes. I just started riding seriously (I consider myself a beginner.)

    Thanks for any comments or info - Sorry for the hijack. I'm not able to start a thread until I hit 5 posts or greater.
  • 10-22-2011
    Hutch3637
    Yaga - Would an upgrade be worth it, in short yes. Depending on your money situation I would opt for a hardtail. Also, go to your local bike shop (LBS) and try out bikes. 29er's might be for you, might not. It all depends on what you like. The reason I say get a hardtail is because you will learn more skills in the long run sense I take it your new and want to get into mtbing more. Sure you can get a full-suspension bike but this thread is about skills and becoming better at them. With that said get a hardtail. Before starting a thread use the search button as what bike should I get or what 29er should I get, and is this bike for me, as this has been asked so many times before.
  • 10-25-2011
    appstaterider
    These are great videos with true and consistent information. Even experienced riders can use a reminder on technique sometimes.

    Yaga - I read on one forum/thread where a guy used the tennis racquet as the example of why a 29er is a good or bad choice, depending on your philisophy. He said that a 29er hardtail is good in that, like a larger faced tennis racquet, it can be more forgiving for bad lines on trails, while still letting you "feel" the trail. If you want a more plush ride, go with FS. I just liked that analogy. In my case, my budget is on the lower side so 29er hardtail made sense for me. Plus technical climbs can be easier because the big wheels roll right over roots and rocks that used to stop me in my tracks and keep me from cleaning certain hills.
  • 10-27-2011
    trekterror
    Nice finds, thanks for the info!
  • 10-27-2011
    cleon
    Cool..thx! I'm reading Lopes/McCormack's book and it's really helpful as well.

    edit: watching the vids now..great stuff.
  • 10-27-2011
    cleon
    Do you think he's had a Specialized BG fit? Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009 - YouTube

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juu-zo View Post
    Check Danny MacAskill videos

  • 11-01-2011
    appstaterider
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cleon View Post
    Do you think he's had a Specialized BG fit? Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009 - YouTube

    That is SICK!!! Freakish Skillz!!
  • 11-01-2011
    swingset
    Good vids, thanks for posting them!
  • 11-02-2011
    logik
    Thanks for posting these! Learned a few good tips...
  • 11-02-2011
    Urbansniper
    drop off video has helped me alot :thumbsup:

    this is my first drop off from this height & to angled landing (from this past weekend)...it doesn't look so bad from the fisheye camera, but i assure you, it looks scary from up top...heh

  • 11-09-2011
    appstaterider
    This thread really needs to be a sticky. Every beginner needs to watch these videos!
  • 11-12-2011
    mastee
    Great thread, book marked
  • 11-13-2011
    wyumez
    Should be stickied. I'm impressed youtube allowed a 30 minute video to be uploaded.
  • 11-13-2011
    bojo
    Great help in those videos! thanks :-D
  • 11-13-2011
    Geoffbern
    Great videos thanks
  • 11-20-2011
    GaryN69
    Thanks for posting those vids, I learned a lot!
  • 11-21-2011
    Hutch3637
    New update
    Decided to upload the whole video of the FB-AM-Skill video to Vimeo. Hopefully it stays there. Your welcome and happy you guys/gals are progressing with your own skills. Anyone is more then welcome to post other video's as long as they have to do with MTB tips or how to's.
    - Hutch

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  • 11-21-2011
    Jonesbrt
    Some good tips. I really liked the straight line riding/corning. He gave a lot of valuable tips for absorbing shock. This is very helpful to me since I'm riding a fully rigid at the moment.
  • 11-21-2011
    DirtBikeRider
    Excellent videos. Thanks for posting.
  • 11-23-2011
    notrandom
    THanks for posting ;)
  • 11-23-2011
    JGguns
    Good stuff. Thanks for the links
  • 01-03-2012
    Hutch3637
    Another video from another perspective. More to do with free ride if you want to call it that but it does have useful tips in it.
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  • 01-03-2012
    mkirby258
    Awesome post! I learned something in each video! This should definitely be a sticky!
  • 01-06-2012
    db09jku
    Great video's, very helpful!
  • 01-11-2012
    crankarms
    Wish I had found this thread earlier. excellent videos
  • 01-12-2012
    F13Bubba
    Great thread! As someone who is just getting into trail riding, this is extremely helpful. Not going to lie, when I first heard the guy talk in the second video, I was like "Why is this french dude doing this video?" After I saw him ride, I shut right the hell up. Well, metaphorically.
  • 01-18-2012
    Meowhead
    Howdy... I am on satellite internet connection and unable to download these videos, but badly need some education on basics(!)...is there somewhere I can order a DVD of this??? Thank you much!
  • 01-18-2012
    starks_25
    Very Nice. Learning more and more every day!!!
  • 01-18-2012
    Hutch3637
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Meowhead View Post
    Howdy... I am on satellite internet connection and unable to download these videos, but badly need some education on basics(!)...is there somewhere I can order a DVD of this??? Thank you much!

    If you can get on a regular computer you can download with the instructions on the first page or go to this link here: Free File Hosting, Online Storage &amp File Upload with FileServe

    The DVD originally came from MTB UK magazine on the front cover.
    Site here:
    Magazine Subscriptions & more | Mountain Biking UK Jul 11 | MyFavouriteMagazines

    But it is currently unavailable for back order.


    For the first video their website is located here:
    Mountain bike and cycle holidays, mountain biking courses and instruction with CycleActive
  • 01-19-2012
    Meowhead
    Thanks Hutch...will have to 'borrow' the internet service at work ;)
  • 01-19-2012
    Slimsh8t
    Great vids :thumbsup:
  • 01-24-2012
    jules465
    Thanxx for the videos, i like them very much
  • 01-24-2012
    jules465
    :thumbsup:Thanxx for the videos, i like them very much
  • 01-24-2012
    kray
    Good stuff!
  • 01-24-2012
    dieselthemeatbag
    cool vids thanks
  • 01-26-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Great vids. Lots to learn for sure. Thanks also for the Keepvid site. I downloaded the vids and am going to burn them to DVD.
  • 01-29-2012
    reggie16
    Great. thank you. im looking for all the help i can get.
  • 01-29-2012
    mountain_billy
    Great videos, thanks for posting!!
  • 01-30-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    I did a quick burn to DVD and have showed them to my family and friends.
  • 02-01-2012
    rfsfho
    This was awesome! I learned a ton!! :thumbsup:
  • 02-02-2012
    jbsocal
    I'm surprised to see that West Coast Style DVD posted online (I doubt that the author(s) are aware it is available online for free).

    I purchased mine on DVD last year from Mountain Bike DVD | Mountain biking video training | Mountain Bike Instruction and Techniques | West Coast Style .

    I also purchased the downloads from their site last year because I did not want to wait for the DVD's.

    I'm happy to support those who made it.

    Maybe one of these days I'll get a chance to go up there and attend some of their training.

    Joan sent me an unexpected package with a hand written note, very nice.
  • 02-02-2012
    scalla
    Great stuff. Thanks.
  • 02-02-2012
    bennyblanco2121
    Thanks for sharing..:thumbsup:
  • 02-07-2012
    MBThree
    Thanks for the vids. Purchasing a bike very soon and these vids will come in very handy.:thumbsup:
  • 03-01-2012
    Hutch3637
    Off-camber
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    Berms
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    Line choice
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    Wheelies
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    Planks
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    Log roll overs
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    Rock garden uphill
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    Steep downhill drops
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    Log lift
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    Braking
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    Obstacles
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    Track stand
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    Roots, rocks, water crossings
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    Pumping for speed
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    Switchbacks
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    Downhill rock garden
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    Nose wheelie, stoppie, endo
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  • 03-02-2012
    DHCloud
    Thanks for the post. Kills a few minutes at work.
  • 03-02-2012
    FreeCoffee
    Sweet, thanks.
  • 03-02-2012
    XC-Trail-Man24
    Thanks for the uploads OP- really helpful/ MTB Skills overload!
  • 04-03-2012
    PixieChik
    This is great.:D
  • 04-03-2012
    Hutch3637
    No problem to those who have posted or watched. Just trying to help people out. Just make sure you leave reply's so others know this thread is here.
  • 04-04-2012
    Adeptus_Minor
    Great stuff!
    I've been getting pointers from friends who have been through skills classes, but the videos provide a view that's hard to get when you're actually on the trail and trying to both ride and observe.
  • 04-05-2012
    DTP
    thanks!it is awesome to see how things are supposed to be done!
  • 04-05-2012
    spankbomb
    Thanks for the vids!
  • 04-05-2012
    tkd.teacher
    Thanks, this is going to help a lot.

    John
  • 04-05-2012
    iwannafly
    thank you very much, I am a beginner and will watching all of these!
  • 04-05-2012
    MountainBikeReturn
    Well, that was a good refresher to mountain biking. Thanks
    Is thee any videos for more advanced riding? Ill probably search youtube see if I can find anymore.
  • 04-06-2012
    zold
    Thanks for taking the time to put these up. Good info!
  • 04-24-2012
    epl108
    SUPER informative thread. Lots of awesome videos - and Thanks to whoever posted all the more XC focused ones more recently as a lot of the first ones more form OM/FR focused.
  • 04-24-2012
    Hutch3637
    ^^^ That would be me the OP, your welcome. Now go out and ride!
  • 04-27-2012
    Hutch3637
    Another worth watching video with a lot of helpful tips.

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  • 04-30-2012
    muzzanic
    Good to see stuff like this being posted.
  • 04-30-2012
    MudKatt
    Thank you for the vids!
  • 04-30-2012
    6string718
    Those videos are great! I learned a lot, now I just have to re-watch and apply the new skills.
  • 05-03-2012
    Gravatrax
    Great vids. defiently saved me from breaking my neck.
  • 05-03-2012
    Trooperuss
    sweet vids, this thread is going in the favorites
  • 05-03-2012
    Trooperuss
    awesome find, his thread is going in my bookmarks
  • 05-03-2012
    Cornfield
    Just keep finding great stuff here!
  • 05-05-2012
    Punem
    Thanks for the info
  • 05-08-2012
    16k-rpm
    nice videos
  • 05-09-2012
    NuB
    Thanks for the videos. Helped a lot !!!
  • 05-09-2012
    Hutch3637
    Another corner video. Liked the use of the cones in this video and tips. Enjoy...

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  • 05-10-2012
    rmcsharry
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Corey07 View Post
    For a noob dumbass like me, those are invaluable. Especially the cornering one.
    :thumbsup:

    True dat! Same here! :thumbsup: