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Accessories with Flare

So here begins our “Autumn/Winter 2014” collection. There are some exciting new products that will be added to the range in the coming months, but to begin with we’re starting from the top – headwear. Spending a lot of time hanging out at races this season I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s all good […]

Downhiller Charli

Here she is – runner up of #shredlikeagirl number three, winner of the “Shred Like a (Big) Girl” category: Downhiller Charli.     Charli is 3 years old, and this photo was taken on the Kalamunda circuit in Perth, Western Australia. She calls herself “Downhiller Charli” and rightly so, since she’s just upgraded from a Specialized […]

Mafe Fajardo

Second runner-up in #shredlikeagirl is Mafe Fajado from Colombia, she’s Shredding (Air) Like a Girl! The photo was taken in downtown Bogota city in Colombia after training in the dirt. Mafe is a bike promoter in the city through a free public bike hire system, she encourages people to get out on a bike to be healthy, […]

Sarah Sanderson

To kick off the four runners up for #shredlikeagirl here is Sarah Sanderson: who won the “(Almost) Shredding like a Girl” category! Sarah is a graphic designer by trade, and rides a neon pink Orange Five Diva at some good old UK trail centres: Llandegla, Coed y Brenin as well as trails around Manchester and […]

Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton 2014

On Friday evening at 11pm we arrived in a field outside Edinburgh, in the foothills of the Pentland Hills regional park. We set up our tent and climbed inside, listening to the gale outside and tried to sleep in anticipation for the following two days.   The Red Bull Foxhunt has been run for the past few […]

Winter Riding

So the days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder and the ground is getting wetter. These three things, when put together, don’t equate to the most perfect conditions for being outside, but if you want to ride your bike you kinda need to suck it up and get on with it rather than […]

The “Attack” Position

Basic Instinct The attack position is probably the most important riding technique you can have in your skills set and luckily it is a fairly easy one to develop. It is clichéd I know, but in this case the attack position really is your best means of defence.   Nearly every time I go out […]

How to Track Stand

Track Stands What is a ”track stand” and what does it have to do with mountain biking? Wikipedia defines track stands as follows “The track stand is a technique that bicycle riders can use to maintain balance while their bicycle remains stationary or moves only minimal distances. The technique originated in track cycling and is now used […]

Buying the Right Mountain Bike

Yes, you’ve done it, you’ve finally saved enough money to buy your first proper mountain bike, or a better bike, or just a bike for a different discipline within the sport. You’re excited and so you should be, buying a bike is great, it’s what you’ve aimed for, it means that you are about to […]

Jim Barron at Dirt Vixens

Director of Dirt Vixens & MTBSkilz Mountain Bike Skills Companies Level 2 MTB Coach, Instructor and Guide   Jim is a very experienced instructor and has many years of mountain biking experience.  He bought his first mountain bike in 1987 and was soon competing on the racing circuit at Elite level. Having taken a break from the […]