How to Turn on a mountain bike: Flat turns vs berms

How to Turn on a mountain bike: Flat turns vs berms

Turning on a mountain bike is not the flashiest skill to learn. But when somebody rails a turns heads like nothing else. In the mountain bike turning basics series we'll be looking at various different turning techniques we can apply on the trail.

Confession: I can't Wheelie

Confession: I can't Wheelie

One of the biggest Skills with Phil tutorial requests is a video on how to wheelie. But I have a confession, even after riding competitively for over 20 years and having won numerous titles I still can't wheelie. Wheelies have been one of the most difficult skills for me to learn and I never found them fun . As a result I never practiced how to wheelie.  

8.5 Ways to get over a fallen log on the trail

8.5 Ways to get over a fallen log on the trail

After a big storm it's not uncommon to come across newly fallen logs and other debris on the trail. Knowing how to get over them without getting off the bike make life a bit more enjoyable. Of course, stopping to move the log is best if you have the time. 

What's inside my bag.

What's inside my bag.

Knowing what to carry on a ride is important. You don't want to be caught unprepared, but you also don't want to be burdened by carrying too much. So in this video, we'll take a look at just some of the things I carry in my bag.

Flat Pedal Shoes for mountain biking

Flat Pedal Shoes for mountain biking

I often talk about about the importance of learning new skills with flat pedal shoes to prevent learning bad habits.  This will be a buyer's guide of sorts if you’re thinking purchasing flat pedal mountain bike shoes. Since you only have 2 main points of contact with the bike (hands a feet), good flat pedal shoes shoes can make a big difference in your ride quality.