Daily Dose of Dirt is going HYBRID! Daily Dose of Dirt is happy to announce the addition of our new 2-wheel motor-sports sector to our lineup of stories, recaps, and skills improvement sections.
Truing (VERB) : Truing your wheels is an important part of bike maintenance. Truing your wheels means realigning and rounding the wheel using your spokes. Every spoke on a wheel can be adjusted and several adjustments are used to true a wheel. Check our Need 2 Know section for tutorial videos coming soon!
Generally speaking, most racing in mountain biking is done in the spring and summer, leaving the fall and winter freed up quite a bit for racers. Like most of you, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than riding. Off-season seems so long and I miss my friends and the energy of the races constantly. It... Continue Reading →
OTB (abbrv) : OTB is an abbreviation for "Over the Bars". Used to reference a riders worst nightmare, this type of crash is the hardest to bail from and is considered one of the gnarliest ways to crash. OTB crashes generally send you helmet first into the ground followed by a nice thud as all... Continue Reading →
Buck (verb) : Buck or bucked, refers to the unfortunate act of having your rear tire sprung upwards off a lip due to suspension rebound. Getting bucked off a lip is a great way to end up going OTB, but theres some things you can do to avoid a crash after being bucked. There are... Continue Reading →
Singletrack (Adj.) A type of trail that is only wide enough for a single rider at a time. Most downhill riding is made of technical singletrack trails.
Quite an awe to spectate, and quite the rush to ride, urban downhill is becoming increasingly popular in mountain biking. Going on its 11th year, a special race of the kind kicks off the season in Columbia. That race is Downhill Urbano Manizales. The track is sweet, the people are passionate, and the vibes are... Continue Reading →