More riders than ever are heading to the country on their mountain bikes. It's a sport that has exploded over the last twenty years, as people of all ages and walks of life are drawn to the thrill of the ride. Written by rider, racer and trainer Clive Forth, The Mountain Bike Skills Manual is the best resource for anyone who wants to know more about the sport and develop their abilities. It covers all the major disciplines including dirt biking, trail riding, cross country, 4X, enduro and slalom and is suitable for pleasure-seekers as well as the more competitive rider. Illustrated with excellent step-by-step biking trick shots and covering everything from equipment and core skills to competitions and recreational riding, it's a book no rider will want to be without.
If youÕre looking for the ultimate mountain bike guide for the totally honed, welcome to William (Not Bill) NealyÕs world. NealyÕs expertise (acquired through years of crash and burn) enables him to translate hard-learned reflexes and instinctive responses into easy-to-understand drawings: drawings that will make you a much better rider. NealyÕs cartoon illustrations combine insight with humor and knowledge with humiliation. So, if you are ready to shorten the learning curve and master the advanced techniques of mountain biking, get ready to have some laughs and log a few miles with William Nealy.
Top technical tips and insights from legends and icons of the mountain biking world. This comprehensive book starts with a run through the various MTB disciplines, gives guidance on equipment & set-up, fitness & nutrition, how to handle berms, drop offs & switchbacks and even covers survival techniques, coming back from injury and competitive strategies. Each chapter contains step by step guidance and is supported by unique insights from today's best riders, including Steve Peat, Sam Hill, Gee Atherton, Tracey Moseley, Christoph Sauser and Cam McCaul. Supported by quality photography and images featuring awesome action shots. Never before have so many top professional riders been featured in one book. Combining their tips with the author's inspirational coaching makes this a truly unique mountain biking skills book.
From the author of The Mountain Bike Skills Manual, this is a take-it-with-you trail guide that covers everything you need to know when you're out on your bike. The emphasis is firmly on the practical, including changing your chain, adjusting your gears, fixing breaks and mending punctures - skills that a surprising number of riders lack. There is a section on getting the best out of your bike and your ride - from cornering effectively to wheelies and bunny hops - as well as information on preparation, planning, weather, nutrition and trail etiquette. Last but not least, the book contains a easy-to-follow first-aid section. Packed with colour photos and illustrations in a step-by-step format, compact, comprehensive and clear, this is a must-have companion for all mountain bikers heading out on the trail.
"From the author of The Mountain Bike Skills Manual, this is a take-along trail guide that covers everything you need to know when you're out on your mountain bike. The emphasis is firmly on practical skills, including changing your chain, adjusting your gears, fixing breaks, and mending punctures - skills that a surprising number of riders lack. There is a section on getting the best out of your bike and your ride - from cornering effectively to wheelies and bunny hops - as well as information on preparation, planning, weather, nutrition, trail etiquette, and first aid. Packed with color photos and illustrations in a step-by-step format, compact, comprehensive, and clear, this is a must-have companion for all mountain bikers heading out on the trail"--
Extreme Mountain Biking Manual is one of a new range of techniques books targeted at the wild and exciting extreme sports market. This manual's contemporary styling and breathtaking photography combine to create a title rich in technical content and accessible to all levels of rider from the complete novice to the more advanced. A must-have book for anyone looking to improve their core riding skills or advance their abilities to the next level.
The mountain bike leader's handbook is the essential guide for those leading mountain biking groups. It covers topics such as what to carry, trail side repairs, coaching techniques and leadership, in one compact volume. Key points, top tips and important areas to remember are highlighted within the text, along with full colour photographs to illustrate the details. The mountain bike leader's handbook aims to guide riders wanting to get into leading groups, and support those moving through one of the leadership certification schemes, although is not specifically focussed on any one scheme. It offers leaders a reference manual to use when out on the trail, or planning a session. For those leading mountain bike groups it provides a helpful recall for those easily forgotten details which can slip from memory. It also provides a starting point for those exploring the options around qualifications in mountain bike leadership.
If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you. Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends, are a seasoned enthusiast, or are aspiring to be a top pro, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will improve your ride and dust the competition. Don't just survive the trail—own the trail, and enjoy the thrill of doing it.
This manual provides a comprehensive reference to mountain biking. Filled with expert insights and tips, it aims to answer all the questions a reader might have. The chapters cover the main branches of mountain biking, as well as the bikes, equipment, clothing and accessories required for each.