I have recently seen a lot of newbies and non-newbies asking "How can I ride this?" or "How do I do this?" Well, I figured it would end a lot of confusion if I made a thread about all the mountain biking tips. So if you have any tip, weather its from equipment to how to ride a skinny, post it here. And lets get this thing stickied!
To start it off- here's my little piece of advice:
Though many say that its not the bike you ride- but how you ride the bike, I find it is a LOT easier to do many things on a better bike.