Ask Pinkbike: My Kid Keeps Crashing, & Tire Tips for Moab

Mar 20, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
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Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.






How Do I Stop My Kid From Crashing During His Enduro Race Runs?

Question: Pinkbike user @Brahma asked this question in the All-Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I am a 47-year-old father to a 15-year-old enduro racer. My son has been racing enduro for about two years now, but recently, has had trouble finishing races. The last five races he has done he has either crashed, or had a mechanical. I have been encouraging him to ride within his limits, so that he doesn't crash, and to try to ride smoother, so he doesn't break things, but the pattern has continued. He rides typically three days a week, and usually doesn't break anything on his "training" rides, and most often stays upright when riding, but at the races, things always seem to go wrong.

Does anyone have advice other than what I have given above? I have raced enduro myself, although have taken some time off due to injury, but I am running out of ideas as to how to keep this kid upright, and not broken!


bigquotesTelling a 15-year-old to slow down is easier said than done, but the advice you've been giving your son is sound. It's easy to get caught up in the moment when the starting beep goes off at the beginning of a stage, and before you know it you're tangled up in the bushes 20 feet off the trail because you turned things up to 11.

I'd suggest asking him how he felt in the moments before he crashed – was he pushing past his limits, or did he feel completely in control? Smooth and steady is the key to success in enduro racing – trying to go full speed for multiple stages in a row doesn't usually work. Look at footage of the top racers – Richie Rude, Sam Hill, etc..., and you'll see that even though they're going ridiculously fast they're also in charge of their bikes, rather than hanging on for dear life.

One way to work on achieving that elusive fast / smooth combo is to practice not pedaling. Have your son find a section of trail that heads downhill, but isn't overly steep. After dropping in, he should try to avoid pedaling for as long as possible, focusing instead on working the terrain, using the trail like a natural pumptrack. This will help him save energy during a stage, rather than constantly trying to pedal his brains out. I think it'd also be worth assessing his technical skills – is he crashing in the trickier parts of the course? If that's the case, some lessons or additional skills training could help him feel more calm and confident on race day.

Crashing is part of racing, but hopefully with practice your son can reduce the number of big, off-the-bike moments that keep him from the podium.
Mike Kazimer


There are plenty of wheel grabbing rocks on the long physical end to stage 1 as Richie Rude found out.
Even the world's best aren't immune to hitting the ground during race runs.





Chosing a Tire for Moab

Question: Reynamwit asks in the All-Mountain and Cross-Country Forum: I have a group trip planned to ride Moab (Porcupine ridge and the like) this fall and I was wondering about my tire setup. I will be bringing my bike with me which is an Evil Following V1 (140mm Pike) with a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 up front and an Onza Ibex 2.25 in the rear. I was recently riding some of the trails in SoCal a few weeks back (Chumash, Hummingbird, The Grudge) which left me wanting more from my rear tire in terms of traction in loose and forgiveness on drops and chunky rock gardens. The DHF up front performed as expected with no issue. I was thinking of going with the Maxxis DHR II 29 x 2.3 for the rear but was wondering if there were other tires worth looking into?


bigquotesI am familiar with the Southern California trails you mentioned, and have done a lot of riding in Moab as well. It's tough to beat the Maxxis Minion DHR/DHF combination for grip on sandstone faces, and for the often loose and dry soil that you'll be dealing with between the slickrock. As mentioned by @zsandstrom in the forum, tires with large, aggressive tread blocks tend to squirm around when climbing and descending steep rock faces and his suggestion of the lower-profile Maxxis Aggressor is a good one. I have used that tire on the rear for the boulders in San Diego with good results, and the fact that zsandstrom lives and rides in Utah adds weight to his suggestion. I have yet to ride Moab or Sedona on Aggressors, but I've put in a lot of time on Minions in those zones and they are gold. The tread is well supported, long wearing, and has lots of grip on off-camber rock. RC

Maxxis Aggressor
The Maxxis Aggressor's lower-profile tread makes it well-suited for gripping steep rock faces. The Minion DHF/DHR combination is also a proven winner on Southwest sandstone.





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84 Comments

  • + 162
 So, as a psychologist, I am curious about the 15-year-old's arousal management. Strategies in this area could boost performance and reduce the risk of accident. Fun fact: when people get excited their brains function a little differently. By excited I'm not talking just school-girl giddy, rather, I'm talking about an activated nervous system. When it gets activated through stress, anxiety, excitement etc. we actually loose some access to critical thinking, creativity, planning, fine motor control etc. Learning to manage that system better, as most will do naturally with age, can have a huge impact on performance.

Further, at 15 the brain needs all the help it can get in that area. However, if he is riding in a way that is safer while training it may be evidence of this shift happening in a problematic way in stress situations. It may not be a case of choosing to ride outside of his abilities, rather it could be that he looses awareness in race situations due to a heightened arousal system. Something to consider.

It sounds hippy dippy but the first and key strategy is to learn to manage breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing can slow down the flood of cortisol and adrenaline that hijack some necessary parts of the brain. Easiest way to practice breathing is to place a hand on your stomach and a hand on your chest. Breath deeply and slowly in through the nose. Hold the breath and release through your mouth. Pay attention to what hands are moved by the breath. When hyper-aroused most people breath high in their chest and shallow. Learning to keep the hand on your chest still and only move the hand low on your stomach is key to breathing in a way that helps slow down that system.

This is a strategy to practice when calm and not in stress situations initially. Do it for a few minutes each night really attempting to push the air down into the stomach deeply. Train your body to do it well when calm. Learn how it feels and how to do it. Then, and only then, will you will be able to do it when stressed.

I've worked with a number of athletes around performance issues over the years. For some, learning to manage arousal has been key in being able to ride smart and safe in pressure situations.
  • + 66
 You should do an article! Interesting read.
  • + 173
 "15-year-old's arousal management" is what my mom called confiscating my porn mags.
  • + 10
 I can't upvote this enough!
And it doesn't only apply to riding bikes. Tricks to control my brain in stress situation have saved me multiple exams.
I am nowhere near being a psychologist but the way I see this kind of situation relates to transforming stress in focus.

It's ok to be stressed before an exam or a race for various reasons but when the race/exam starts you can either turn this stress into focus, that will enhance your capacities and you will perform better than in training, or "fear" and then you will perform worse than in training. For me, i found what helped me a lot was being confident in my abilities; this does not mean knowing No.1 but rather knowing exactly where I sit in regard to the subject// race i'm doing. Without lacking ambition and limit pushing mindset, it's more about being lucid about myself. " Have the ambitions of your means and give yourself the means to realise your ambitions", that kind of stuff.
The thing is a race may well last several hours, and so does an exam. When tackling a 6hrs exam, I know I can't stay focused // positively stressed for that much time. The trick your describe and overall, sophrology, is a great mean to reset your brain live and refresh your thoughts before resuming. In enduro, I used to do it before every stage, it doesn't take long and the result often are well worth "wasting" 3 minutes breathing and emptying your head.
  • + 15
 @polarproton: For sure. Arousal is a curve where we can perform optimally throughout a fairly wide segment of it but at some point it begins to negatively influence performance (Called the "Yerkes-Dodson"). For some people, and at some ages (like being a 15-year-old boy), this bell shaped curve looks more like a spikey mountain as the ramp up and down are so steep. Practice and time can help smooth it out. The "emptying your head" thing is huge. One really easy strategy there is to use "grounding" practices. One of my favorites is 5-4-3-2-1 grounding. this comes from trauma work but applies in sports as well. The key here is to force yourself into mindfulness by directing your attention to the present moment and your current sensory input. Next time you crash, before getting back on the bike, take a moment to breath and then quickly list five different sights, four different sounds in the environment, three different textures or sensations related to touch, two different smells and one taste (which could be remembered or current). Doing this gets you out of your head really effectively and back into the moment. It also helps achieve "flow state" more optimally.

@pedro404: LOL. I remember porno mags as a 15-year-old boy. Looking back it seemed like such a healthier way to learn about that unique wing of arousal. I now cringe imagining what I may have entered into a search window were Google available to me at that age as it is for our current crop of adolescents learning about sexuality. Yikes.
  • + 8
 Amazing read @snl1200 !

What about for adults? I've plateau'd because everytime I want to try something out of my comfort zone, I get the "you've got a job, family, mortgage to pay for, etc. Who's going to take care of them if you get hurt?" And then I lose focus and go down....
  • + 8
 @snl1200: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Frank Herbert, Dune
  • + 10
 @GOrtho: That is a great quote. I would disagree though and see that fear is something we all do, all the time, and learning to accept and manage that leads to a better interaction with our environments. Fear has saved my ass many a time and will continue to do so. it is a welcome companion that can be a douche every now and then.

@mickmart: For sure! See above... some really realistic things to be nervous about. Those are real questions to ask and the mortgage must be paid. Also-fun fact #2- men's brains change when they have kids (but only if they cohabitate with them). For most men one of the biggest shifts is a dramatic drop in testosterone and a dramatic increase in oxcytocin, prolectin and vasopressin hormone levels. Vasopressin is key in stress- but more specifically relational stress. Oxcytocin and prolectin are bonding hormones that enable differnt relationship qualities and intensities. So whether it is that our drive to win every male pissing contest decreasing due to less testosterone or the way we evaluate priorities and life in general in the context of family changes (see the Sam Hill video from today)- men shift. I kinda like my increased ability to walk away from certain stunts, or speeds on certain trails, that a decade ago I would have forced myself through and risked some of the many lasting aches and pains I still hold from the resulting injuries.
  • + 3
 I agree with you what could be the cause. He feels the pressure during a race and during mid week training the pressure is not there it is all about having fun. Another question for this young lad is ( does he feel like he is behind) during the race. In the start gate have him sit down on the saddle hands off the grips and don't grab the grips or stand until after the last tone. Are the starters count down and starting tones just giving him that time to build his anxiety up? Just some thoughts. Kudos to dad for participating and reaching out to help his son not just with his racing but with how racing to can help his son thru out life!
  • + 2
 Breathing is key. Had my nose reamed out and septum straightened and yes it helped me climb, but (surprisingly) more dramatic gains in descending... less anxiety, more clarity, downhill tech became ‘slow motion’ instead of ‘pound and pray’
I even use breatherights and/or rhinomed products after surgery with great results.
  • + 2
 @recon311: All I can think of is automotive engine reamers on the end of an electric screwdriver. This could not have been possibly that fun?
  • + 1
 I want to read every text you have learned from. Listen to everyone who has taught you. Truly well said and interesting. Props
  • + 3
 Band students learn this early on... Remember band?
  • + 4
 @Pedro404: I thought he was gonna recommend the kid nut before races to minimize stress
  • + 1
 @snl1200: five four three two one GO!
i haven't heard the 12 days of christmas part to supplement that but it adds alot of detail to slow you down i never thought of.
i dont use this to slow me down tho, only to make me go and start the things that need started.
  • + 1
 I am a privateer, I started to race in 2015 where I had the worst results, I crashed in every stage and had mechanicals.
i focused on my school grades more not knowing what to do, and I started studying physiotherapy, along the way I was always training to be better, coaching 3 young guys on the bike, they soon started to do the gabs i was doing.

last year I decided to go full on with the MTB career. i raced a race in October, to see where i am, however. i felt super nervous, and i knew, if i feel like this i will make mistakes i don't normally do. so i decided to change my aspect on that matter.
"its just a casual ride with friends"
it was funny because it worked on the first stage but not on the second. (i was racing on the elite category)
i felt nervous again, and i definitely felt the pressure to ride like dimes on the track, i don't like to imitate other riders
i always ride my own style and my own way, but this time, i just couldn't look where i would normally look at, i crashed 3 times on the second stage.
going OTB in the beginning, sliding down at an off-camber section. and right before the finish line hugging a tree, breaking my break leaver.


I skipped a stage, feeling bad, the race was over in my eyes.
i rode stage 4 and 5 and skipped 6 and 7, I noticed that my focus was off, I wasn't focusing, it was over.


looking at the stage results, however, i saw that i had the best results so far.
in the overall, i was top 70, and top 50.

i had the same bike as when i started racing, and all i did was changing my focus.
sometimes the pressure is too much, and things just don't go right, and sometimes the only thing that helped was to take a break, race with friends. and see the races as a bike park ride.
I love racing.
and it what i want to do.
crashing happens, and sometimes one feels bad but, it doesn't mean things are bad.
  • + 2
 @GOrtho: You got me stuck with NFSU2 music Freeland - Mind Killer
  • + 2
 @GOrtho: It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
  • + 4
 @Joe0711: Good call! I don't remember that article but @yoga15app killed it! I really enjoyed reading that. I like the mention of Csikszentmihalyi's (bonus point if you can pronounce it) Flow theory. Beyond not sucking as much at sports, learning to better control the mind, and specifically our arousal systems, can help us to get way more reward out of our activity. Flow comes from the study of "optimal experience", aka what experiences are the most rewarding to us as humans, and represents the finding that people most enjoy experiences where the mind and body are fully engaged in the present moment. For those of us that ski, think of being immersed in the experience of an open powder field; time stops mattering, you feel like you are floating, and the only reason you are doing what you are doing is just to do it. We can get there in biking, art, sex, academics (for dorks like me) and most pursuits. We can luck into flow experience (sex can be a pretty easy flow moment) but in other areas we have to work a bit harder. Learning to be present in your body, control your arousal, and be a curious observer of experience is key in this. So this goes beyond the question of "how can I help my kid not have a bad experience racing?" and into "how can I help my kid have the best experience ever racing and in other areas of life?" Thanks for sharing the link to that article Joe.
  • + 2
 another suggestion, which greatly helped me in my race performance, well, all around performance, is meditation twice a day, and always morning of the race, and even a little during breaks between stages. learning the ability to control you mind makes staying focused riding a lot easier.
  • + 2
 I ride park with my 11 year old son. He likes to push it mostly in the realm of air time. It's a tough balance as crashes can and have ended his riding sessions and also damaged his bike. I spend a lot of time talking about riding when we're en route someplace. We've talked a lot about the dangers of repetitive brain injuries and have stopped a riding day in the early afternoon when we met at the bottom of the trail missing some paint on his helmet chinbar. When his bike gets messed up I request he lend a hand to help fix it, and I inform him of how much the parts cost; usually more than a lift ticket.

My point isn't to control him, though to over time give him the tools he needs to evaluate risk and decide what he's willing to do and more importantly, what he's not. As you point out when we're in the moment such mental faculties are often inaccessible.

One reason I love riding so incredibly much is that it's a laboratory for me to play with my relationship to risk and fear. Learning to work with these things on the bike has mapped to my marriage, parenting, and professional life. I hope my son gains some of this, too, without a major injury being the teacher!
  • + 2
 I recommend the young man in question has a wank race day morning. (Seriously)
  • + 1
 @snl1200 and @Joe0711: I think it's about time I gave that article a re-working for my new site: www.yogaformountainbikers.com. Can I use your experiences as case studies? Drop me an email at abi@yoga15.com
  • + 73
 Just get a new kid...
  • + 22
 Well if its that easy....then....can we get new wifes too?
  • + 18
 @Boardlife69:

You can take mine off me.. please!!
  • + 1
 @Boardlife69: for a modic fee
  • + 5
 Your kid clearly isn't the new standard. Perhaps he needs a boost.
  • + 18
 This is an odd thing to say, but I kinda think you need to crash a lot when you're young. I vividly remember the first time at about age 20 in 1993 when I was going over some sketchy spot out in Pisgah and I started that seemingly inevitable OTB, but for some reason, I had crashed so often that time went into slomo and instead of following the OTB I forced myself back onto my saddle and ended up riding it out. Completely changed me, the muscle memory remained and I grew as a rider.
  • + 7
 Getting the feeling of OTB a few times has given me the memory to push myself behind the saddle and pull on the bars when the back wheel starts getting to high. After that, once I noticed that I could push myself out of OTB, I realized I could set it up to manual. So now when I correct an OTB it looks like I was pulling a front manual to rear manual.

I look at it like this; without experiencing little failure, I wont get the understanding of how to correct the failure as it's happening.
  • + 6
 I don't think it's odd. The expression is 'fail faster'--you'll find your errors and correct them much sooner if you realize your shortcomings in a short a time as possible. There's dozens of ways to model learning and behaviour, but the shorter and more salient you make the steps in the process, the faster you learn or change your behaviour to a situation. I think there is a real danger to repeatedly eating shit while riding though. The argument that kids bounce is all fun and games, but doing it repeatedly--especially when you're young--might mean brain damage that very sneakily builds up on riders and can cause serious problems down the road. It's a tricky balance. Pushing your limits hard means you're going to go OTB, but there's a heightened risk of serious repercussions that might put you off the bike permanently and ruin your ability to deal with the world.
  • + 1
 @friedrice: Ya, a few crashes during the coarse of a race season is normal...crashing every race is a problem! Hope you've invested in quality protection for the little dare devil.
  • + 1
 Yes and no. Falling young can swing both ways. Yes what you describe can be true for many individual, yet some people will react differently.
I spent 13yrs in a bike school/club, starting at 7. When you are young fear is a very vivid feeling that is hard to control. I remember staying away from big steps for years because of a bad crash I had. Ultimately I overcame all this and now am still all about going down the hills afap but I've seen kid getting terrorised by the downhills because of a crash, and several times we knew it wouldn't leave them.
  • + 1
 @Mtb4joe: Whoops! I guess I wasn't clear: I don't have a kid. I've just been thinking about some serious big hits I've taken to the skull in the last year or two. They've messed with my ability to run at full tilt at home and at work.
  • + 10
 This sounds like a mental thing rather then a skill set deficiency. I had similar issues when racing Moto, I'd ride fast and smooth while turning practice laps but tightened up at the gate. I would push just as hard as in practice but my focus was more on the other riders which caused me to over think and delay my reactions. Once I learned to settle my self down and just focus on my riding my speed increased along with my results. Punishment for riding poorly or criticizing won't help. It will only intensify the stress come race time causing further crashes and poor riding. Encourage your boy and try to help him get his mindset right before race day.
  • + 2
 ^This. Teach him some breathing and mind control practices. Also called Pranayama. Or single pointed meditation. It helps in more ways than one.
  • + 13
 I’m 40 years old father and I keep crashing as well. Any tips?
  • + 2
 stay on your bike. Wink
  • + 7
 I rode an Aggressor on the rear in Moab with the DD casing and it was perfect-DHF in the front. Tons of grip and the tire is tough enough that you can trust it on all the sharp edges. I would recommend going with a tougher casing in Moab, last thing you want is a flat when you are all the way out there......
  • + 2
 2.5 minion up front, double down aggressor in the rear is great in Moab. If it's good enough for team Yeti, it's good enough for me.
  • + 1
 "Don't even point at it!" lol
  • + 7
 Take the kid to a pump track!
  • + 3
 Help your kid to ride EVERY THING. Dirt jumps, bmx tracks, forest loops, uplifts BUT, have fun!! Skills learned in one ride can be carried to another. Balance out the fun with the training and the racing, lower the pressure an expectation to win It will click Flow An the wins will come
  • + 6
 Shouldn’t Vernon or RC be giving the Dad advice?
  • + 4
 I have a 14 year old. I can tell her something ten times, but she won't believe it until she hears it from one of the fast guys.
  • + 2
 Regarding the crashing kid. When racing XC when I get heavy into the redzone my technical skills fall to pieces and I start bouncing off trees and crashing when things get technical. Stuff I could easily ride if I wasn't sucking wind so hard it feels like I'm drowning..... If he's pushing too hard in the pedaling zones trying to go fast during a race, he might be blowing up. Consider fitness angle as well as relaxation
  • + 2
 Regarding the kid who keeps crashing -- when he's practicing, is he practicing with a purpose, or does he just go out and ride? Is he doing turning drills to the point where he's got them nailed on flat surfaces? Is he always looking ahead on the trail and through turns? Does he concentrate on having a good, solid attack position on his bike when he's training?

I don't know what the answer is, or what he needs to work on, but when he trains, he has to train with a purpose -- solid objectives and mechanics that help him improve incrementally. Just riding trails as fast as he can in training isn't going to cut it, because if that's what he's trained himself to do, when he gets to the race he's going to do what he's trained to do -- ride those trails as fast as he can. With the added adrenaline that comes with competition, he's going to be a lot faster than in training, and if he doesn't have solid fundamentals behind it, he might have a hard time handling it.

But if he has worked on solid fundamentals in training -- whatever those might be -- he can keep his mind "in the now" and think about things he trains to do, rather than just going as hard as he can. For example, he can think about keeping his eyes up on the trail ahead of him, or keeping his body in a nice, low attack position. Or pumping that rock. Or breaking before corners. Stuff like that. Eventually, it will become second nature and he can just ride and react, but until he trains himself to do it, think of one or two fundamentals to take care of during the run. The speed will take care of itself.
  • + 1
 I really like the dhr2 up front and aggressor DD out back. DHR2 has excellent braking control for steep slabs and corners well, aggressor rolls pretty well and doesn’t squirm when pushing through corners. Another route is the ardent race out back. Very fun tire in the desert if you put a trustworthy tread up front
  • + 1
 To the father. What helped me most, was a mind technique a motocross racer taught me. Try to focus on keeping your heart rate down. Mentally visualize you are riding with your buddies on a training day. Visualize your favorite rabbit in front of you leading you. By focusing on riding how you would on any other day, you don't over do it. Once you have a loose corner or scary bit, your heart rate goes up, and then you can let it fly. Just focus on following your imaginary friends as long as possible, and keeping the heart rate down. Really helped me start finishing without crashes at a young age.
  • + 1
 I love aggressors, DHF, and DHRII in Moab. Be prepared to lost half your tread in a weekend, these rocks are like sandpaper. Smile

Have a blast. I'm sitting here in Moab right now, waiting work to end so I can go ride. What a magical place to ride.
  • + 1
 The best riders are almost ALWAYS former BMX riders of some sort. If your kid is racing and isn't riding some BMX/Freestyle or racing, then he is missing out/missed out on critical development skills. Mountain biking for young people (especially 6yo kind of kids) doesn't really development them very quickly at all. Take that same mountain biking kid to the BMX park and have them watch little 6yo pukes whipping 360's and all kinds of stuff; it opens up a whole other world of bike control and handling etc. that all helps them stay on their bike. There is no substitute.

Also, everything is Karate. Break it down into simple biking katas and have them repeat skills it in a fun way. Also known as sessioning a particulate skillset for age appropriate amounts of time.
  • + 4
 I couldn't agree more. Ride 20" wheels until at least age 20.
  • + 1
 What is funny to me is that the tire guy most likely didn't go into a single local shop to see what they were running on these trails. The same people that build the trails could tell you what tires they are running and why they run them.
  • + 1
 As RC said, Minions should be fine out in Moab. Maybe more importantly -- if you're not there already, go tubeless or you're about guaranteed a pinch flat. And for rides like Porcupine, make sure you have two spare tubes and a pump, just in case.
  • + 2
 I ran a DHF/Aggressor combo in Moab last year including Porcupine and Ahab. Great traction everywhere. I ran single casing tubeless, but I'm pretty easy on tires. DD is wise if you're hard on them.
  • + 3
 For rock faces or any kind of trail that is mostly rock the Michelin Rock'r2 Advanced is hands down THE best tire. End of story.
  • + 4
 DD casing at least on the rear tire could save a ride on something like Porcipine or Ahab.
  • + 4
 "My son keeps crashing his Bike" have you tried soccer yet?
  • + 4
 That poor rear triangle on the rock there
  • + 16
 don't worry the cracks only happen on pre-production bikes
  • + 4
 @adrennan: haha, which yeti should have never let happen
  • + 1
 Don't just say "go as far as possible without pedaling". Just go full Gwin and have him do some chainless runs to increase smoothness!
  • + 2
 Get that kid the book “mindful athlete by George Mumford”, it will help him with the head stuff
  • + 2
 How about a DHR up front with a Maxxis griffon in the rear. I ride that in fruita and Grand junction. It held up nicely.
  • + 1
 See if you can trade him in at kidmax for a new kid. He will grow out of the crashing stage. Try to mix up the training a bit with different trails, good luck!
  • + 2
 those are my home trails!! grudge is way bitchen
  • + 2
 DHF up front and an Agressor in the back is an awesome tire combo!
  • + 1
 Meh... I worst case, you might get an EVOC backpack through the "fails of the month" section ! Wink
  • + 1
 Having lived in Moab and Durango, The Magic Mary/Nobby Nic combo is hard to beat.
  • + 1
 Yeah I rode the aggressor in Moab and it was sick they roll super fast
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