Mountain Bike Like a Champion: Master the Techniques of America's Greatest Rider

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Improve your performance with these tips, techniques, and off-road tales from mountain biking legend Ned Overend.

"At the 1990 world championships in Durango, Colorado, Thomas Frischknecht and I were locked in a dogfight.... At the start of the fourth and final lap was a pitch of rocky, loose trail that went straight up the face of a ski run.... My Swiss rival had been dismounting and running this climb while I stayed on my bike. On previous laps, I'd opened a little gap, so I knew this would be my chance. I ...

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Overview

Improve your performance with these tips, techniques, and off-road tales from mountain biking legend Ned Overend.

"At the 1990 world championships in Durango, Colorado, Thomas Frischknecht and I were locked in a dogfight.... At the start of the fourth and final lap was a pitch of rocky, loose trail that went straight up the face of a ski run.... My Swiss rival had been dismounting and running this climb while I stayed on my bike. On previous laps, I'd opened a little gap, so I knew this would be my chance. I attacked when Thomas got off again. He never caught me.... To ride that steep trail, I had to use five climbing techniques. There's no reason why you can't make them part of your arsenal, too."

"This book is loaded with Ned's secrets for a lifetime of great rides. It's destined to be a classic."—Juli Furtado, two-time world mountain bike champion

"Ned Overend is the grand master of mountain biking. If you want to improve your skills, this is your source."—John Tomac, world mountain bike champion and 10-time national downhill champion

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"This book is loaded with Ned's secrets for a lifetime of great rides. It's destined to be a classic."—Juli Furtado, two-time world mountain bike champion

"Ned Overend is the grand master of mountain biking. If you want to improve your skills, this is your source."—John Tomac, world mountain bike champion and 10-time national downhill champion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579540814
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/27/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 807,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Ned Overend has been recognized as one of the nation's best mountain-bike triathletes. He is a consultant for Specialized, a leading bicycle manufacturer. He lives in Durango, Colorado.

Ed Pavelka is the author of 18 cycling books and former executive editor of Bicycling magazine. He resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2002

    Passed down to generations!

    this is great book. although i already know most MTB skill covered in this book, i still enjoyed reading it. Don't forget the advanced part, this book also covering advanced MTB skills and stories. After all, you may passed this valuable book to your son,daughter,or maybe grandchild who'd like to start MTB'ing. minor drawback is, the bookcover won't last long because the corners is easy to curl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2001

    Geat Book

    This book was very helpfull. I learned some things that I have been doing wrong, and why they are wrong. I also learned new ways to corner, it sounds kind of silly, but without the help of an expert some things are just not intuitive. I also enjoyed Ned's straight to the point manner.

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