Master the techniques of America's greatest rider with Mountain Bike Like a Champion.
* Glide over rocks, logs, and ledges
* Attack steep climbs and rapid descents
* Carve through curves and turns
* Train smart, then ride to win
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."
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About 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.