How to choose the right handlebars?

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Choosing the right pair of handlebars can make a huge difference in both your riding style and cornering speed. But how do you choose between all the different bends, and how do you know if you chose the correct one?

In this quick tip, I talk about my experience with all the different kinds of handlebars I tested over the years, and why one particular bend worked better for me than other ones.

...Keep reading to find out the secret to choosing the right bars...

New Wallpapers – 2010 Supercross Set 2

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As promised, I created a few new Wallpaper designs this week. Some are pretty simple and some are the opposite! Let me know which styles you like the most in the comments section, and I’ll make more of them for next week.

All wallpapers come in 2 sizes: 1920×1200 for 16:9 screens and 1600×1200 for 4:3 monitors. I also made some wallpapers at 1920×1080 for wide-screen high-def TV’s. Click on the links that match your screen resolution to download the correct size wallpaper. ...View all the Wallpapers...

Is clutching different between a 2 stroke and a 4 stroke?

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Would you say there’s different techniques on when to/not to use the clutch with a 2-stroke versus a 4-stroke?

When people first make the transition from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke, they try to ride it just like they used to ride their old 2 stroke dirt bike, and quickly realize (hopefully) that 4 strokes are a different beast to tame and that they need to change their riding style a little bit.

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New Wallpapers from Anaheim 3

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UPDATE!!! I recently added a new wallpaper post with more unique designs and new images. Check it out now!

Each wallpaper comes in 2 sizes (except the first one):

1600×1200 which is for square monitors (4:3).
1920×1200 which is for wide-screens monitors (16:9).

Click on the corresponding link below the thumbnails to download the correct size for your monitor resolution. I hope you enjoy these and feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of the page. Stay tuned for more wallpapers soon. ...Download the wallpapers now...

Shift faster without using your clutch

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Most beginners use their clutch to shift gears on a dirt bike, what they don’t know is that they don’t have to use it and will actually shift faster without it.

This quick tip explains how to do it and what to do in the event the bike won’t shift.

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Quick Tip: Ride with 1 finger on the clutch and front brake

In this image, you can see Pourcel getting ready for the upcoming turn by positioning both his middle fingers on the levers, and getting ready to brake into the turn.

A mistake I see many beginner-intermediate riders make is gripping both handlebar grips with all 5 fingers and only grabbing the brake or clutch when needed.

The problem with this is that you loose control of your bike during that transition from grips to clutch/front brake lever, and if you’re doing it while riding through braking bumps, you have a high chance of loosing control of your bike or having your hand slip of the grips.

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Quick Tip: Use your rear brake to stabilize your bike

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Your rear brake can be your best friend in many situations, not just when you want to slow down or quickly rotate your bike.

In this article, I talk about the different ways you can use your dirt bike’s rear brake and the advantages to using it in many places other then braking areas.

Continue to find out how to use your rear brake to stabilize your bike...

Best crashes video of the 2009 MX season

I was browsing my Facebook inbox message and came across this awesome video of all the best crashes from the 2009 Motocross Nationals season…Enjoy!