Basic MTB skills
The first skills most riders learn are centered around staying safely on the trail, riding efficiently, and gaining overall balance on the bike. These are the skills that allow us to crash less and ride longer, making mountain biking more enjoyable.
Intermediate MTB skills
Once you start to feel comfortable on the trail and can confidently scan the trail ahead of you in time to make a safe decision to walk it or shred it, the next steps in mountain bike skill progression are all about getting around and/or over sharp turns and obstacles.
Advanced MTB skills
Developing advanced mountain bike skills takes time, and for some advanced skills, the use cases are fairly limited. Still, once you nail advanced tricks you’ll have the confidence to ride any trail, anywhere.
Check out a skills clinic
There are skills clinics in nearly every corner of the world where there are trails, and riders at every level can benefit from hearing how to do things, or how to do them differently.
Brian Gerow – Singletracks.com