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Getting RAAD on a hardtail
Getting RAAD on a hardtail

Hi Lee, I purchased your book Dialed through your website about 3 weeks ago. I love geeking out about bike fit, so I’m thoroughly enjoying....

Help me get back into a manual
Help me get back into a manual

Hi Lee I’m not getting over my “fear” to lean back properly for manuals.  Or rather, to shift my weight back. I know about keeping arms....

To BMX or not to BMX?
To BMX or not to BMX?

Hi Lee, My name is Gavin, I emailed you with some questions about mountain biking a few years ago and I have another question for....

Public MTB skills classes at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO
Public MTB skills classes at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO

Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO is a world class facility with a huge range of trails, tracks and terrain. It’s the perfect place for....

Riding the 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro
Riding the 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro

I spent yesterday on the brand new 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro. ABOUT THE BIKE Since 2002 the Epic has been Specialized’s XC race bike. It....

How to pump bumps for free speed
How to pump bumps for free speed

Most mountain bikers have heard of pump tracks. Many have ridden one at their local bike park. With the right skills, you can fly around these....

Pedaling ovals (about oval chainrings)
Pedaling ovals (about oval chainrings)

This piece originally appeared in the book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills v3, July 27 2017.  People on the interweb have been asking me (Lee) what....

Is a high center of gravity a problem for taller riders?
Is a high center of gravity a problem for taller riders?

lee center of gravity acts as a lever( between tyre-contact and cg )distance x 2 – 1/2 force needed( or torque  x 2 )for a taller riderreal-!-emergency braking is....

Pump track: sandy dirt for a wet climate
Pump track: sandy dirt for a wet climate

Hi Lee, I’m building a pump track in the PNW where the soil is essentially always wet. What do you think an ideal soil mix....

Formula for sweet drops
Formula for sweet drops

Hey Lee, I enjoy reading through all of your articles on your site, I have a question though that I have yet to find an....

Pump tracks: simple is good
Pump tracks: simple is good

Hi Lee I thought I would get in touch and I hope you are doing ok in these difficult times. I have been dreaming of....

Ellipses of Love
Ellipses of Love

If you’ve been reading this site, you’ve heard me talking about rowing and anti-rowing and how, when you do a good job, your handlebars follow....

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