Welcome To Fluidride Online

Welcome to our online learning page. With this tool, you can greatly enhance your riding by unlocking your true potential. We teach The Fluidride Method, and Simon Lawton, the Owner and Founder of Fluidride, will be you personal guide in this journey. Be ready to progress rapidly as you learn new skills and remove habitual patterns which aren't serving you.

  • Learn how the fluidride method builds consistency

  • Discover your ability to surpass your own self perceived limitations

  • Develop the skills to diagnose your own riding

  • Progress your riding more safely and confidently

Build Confidence And Consistency.

Riders often feel like they need to heap on layers of really complicated movements in order to progress. With The Fluidride Method, we've found that keeping things simple is the best way to help riders grow. We've also discovered that removing incorrect movements can greatly enhance a riders game. Riding well means riding more safely - and more quickly - with less conscious thought.

Recent Skills Articles

Episode 31: Finding the Arc

April 11, 2021

Practice Like a Pro – Episode 31: Finding the Arc

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Episode 30: Reading Desert Corners

April 11, 2021

Practice Like a Pro – Episode 30: Reading Desert Corners

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Episode 29: The Biggest Mistake in Mountain Biking

April 8, 2021

Practice Like a Pro – Episode 29: The Biggest Mistake In Mountain Biking

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Episode 28: Wheelies

March 21, 2021

Practice Like a Pro – Episode 28: Wheelies

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Episode 27: Slalom; MTB’s #1 Skill

March 14, 2021

Practice Like a Pro – Episode 27: Slalom, MTB’s #1 Skill

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Core Skills

Body Position - Braking - Steep Descents - Cornering

Conversation – Use of Leg Pressure – with Dave Thoms

Conversation – Use of Leg Pressure – with Dave Thoms Simon Lawton chats with Fluidride Lead Instructor Dave Thoms about the use of varying leg pressure when working through terrain. Awareness of, and ability to adjust our leg pressure is one of the best ways to create fast and controlled riding.

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Conversations – Moving Through Throne and Attack Positions – with Dave Thoms

Conversation – Moving Through Positions – with Dave Thoms Click to check your progress Keep going – you’re doing great!

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Conversations – Role of the Bottom Bracket – with Dave Thoms

Conversation – Role of the Bottom Bracket Click to check your progress Keep going – you’re doing great!

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Switchback Turns Using Nose Manual

Switchback Turns using Nose Manuals

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Progressive Trail Skills

Bunny Hops - Manuals - Wheelies

Discussion: Learning Wheelies with Coach Linnea

Simon sits down with coach Dave to discuss snapping turns.

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Manualing Off Terrain

Once you have learned to manual into terrain, you can start manauling off terrain.

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How to Ride Wheelies

Anyone who has spent a lot of time on bike can either ride a wheelie, or wants to be able to. This elusive skill isn’t used a lot on the trail, but it’s a great tool for working your balance.

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How to Hop Your Bike

How To Hop Your Bike In this video, Simon explains how to hop the bike properly. This move is typically called the J-Hop or American Hop, but is basically just a correct bunny hop. Before we get into learning to hop a bike well, let’s talk about the name of this skill. People often refer…

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Air Skills

Drops - Featuring - Jumping

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