Can you build your own mountain bike?
Yes, you can build a mountain bike yourself. Now, unless you are a mechanical engineer and metals expert, don’t try to craft the frame and components on your own. Instead, pick and choose every component, all the way down to the bar grip and seat post clamp.
How do you ride a skinny on a mountain bike?
How to Ride Skinnies on Your Mountain Bike
- Stand up in a neutral position.
- Keep your pedals level.
- Look where you want to go.
- Ride onto the skinny with momentum.
- Keep your balance with small movements.
- Pedal to add speed.
What is the best dirt for jumps?
They best soil is clay, white/red, fine and dusty as hell when dry and sticky as hell when wet. The UCT jumps have stood up to a lot of abuse with minimum rebuilding.
What should I wear trail building?
It’s always a good idea to use protective gear when building new trails. I wear long pants, 8 steel toed boots, safety glasses and gloves whenever I build because you never know when or where you’ll encounter a nasty thorny bush, poison ivy, poison oak or just plain crap falling on you.