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BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Tailwhip

Whip Hops can take a while to master. Just remember to keep your weight right over the front end when you kick the bike around.

BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Tailwhip
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Ride Basics: Bike Build

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Most new bikes will come partially built up, but it’s important to make sure the bike you’ve bought feels right....

Ride Basics: Bike Build
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Ride Basics: Frame & Forks

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Subtle changes in angles on BMX frames can affect how the whole bike rides and also make it more suited...

Ride Basics: Frame & Forks
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Ride Basics: Parts & Accessories

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 The front end of your bike offers a lot of adjustment in the position or height you run your bars...

Ride Basics: Parts & Accessories
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Ride Basics: Safety

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Whilst it’s not compulsory to wear helmets and pads when riding, it’s strongly advised, especially when you’re just getting started....

Ride Basics: Safety
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Ride Basics: Toolkit

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 There’s nothing worse than being miles from home and your bike breaking. Here’s a rundown of a basic toolkit that...

Ride Basics: Toolkit
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Ride Basics: Truing a Wheel

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013

Ride Basics: Truing a Wheel
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Ride Basics: How to Fix a Chain

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Fixing a broken chain isn’t as complicated as it might seem, all you need is the right tool and a...

Ride Basics: How to Fix a Chain
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Ride Basics: Where to Ride?

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Deciding where you ride will often be determined by where you live. Here’s a rundown of four popular types of...

Ride Basics: Where to Ride?
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Ride Basics: Before You Start...

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Before you start learning the basic tricks, it’s best to know exactly how you need to grip and stand on...

Ride Basics: Before You Start...
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Ride Basics: How to Hop on Flat

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 While it’s possibly the most basic BMX trick you’ll learn, it’s also the most fundamental. Once you get this one...

Ride Basics: How to Hop on Flat
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Ride Basics: How to Double Peg (Street)

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 The double peg (or peg grind, or 50-50, as they’re often called) or the feeble will probably be the first...

Ride Basics: How to Double Peg (Street)
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Ride Basics: How to Hop On/Off

From Ride Basics – autumn 2013 Hopping on and off things will probably be the next thing you’ll be wanting to learn once you’ve mastered the...

Ride Basics: How to Hop On/Off
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Ride Basics: How to Feeble Grind

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Like most of the basic tricks, the feeble grind can become an advanced move over time. It’s a versatile trick...

Ride Basics: How to Feeble Grind
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Ride Basics: How to Manual

From ride basics – autumn 2013 You can practise the manual whilst you’re riding anywhere. It’s all about finding your balance point on your back wheel. We’ll...

Ride Basics: How to Manual
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Ride Basics: How to Hop 180

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 All you need is a bit of flat ground to get started with the 180. Once you’ve mastered the hop,...

Ride Basics: How to Hop 180
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Ride Basics: How to Drop In

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 Dropping in a ramp for the first time can be quite daunting; it might seem strange approaching the transition from...

Ride Basics: How to Drop In
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Ride Basics: How to Pump a Ramp

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Ride Basics: How to Pump a Ramp
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Ride Basics: How to Double Peg (Ramp)

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 The great thing about the double peg is that it requires very little strength to do it; there’s no hopping...

Ride Basics: How to Double Peg (Ramp)
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Ride Basics: How to Disaster

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 The Disaster is a great trick to get you used to shifting your weight between the front and back ends...

Ride Basics: How to Disaster
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Ride Basics: How to Tyretap

From Ride Basics – Autumn 2013 The tyretap is a versatile trick that is the basis of a lot of deck tricks. You can learn these...

Ride Basics: How to Tyretap
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Ride Basics: How to Ramp Manual

From ride basics – Autumn 2013 Feeling comfortable hitting quarters with a bit of speed? Manualing can put that to good use. Find a long quarter...

Ride Basics: How to Ramp Manual
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