Mountain Biking: Skills, Techniques, Training

Mountain Biking: Skills, Techniques, Training

by James McKnight


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How to get started, as well as core techniques for all forms of mountain biking

Aimed at beginners in mountain biking, this guide covers choosing a bike, clothing, shoes, and equipment. It provides detailed coverage of core techniques, including body positioning, climbing, cornering, and braking, as well as techniques specific to trail riding. It offers tips for training and for solving common riding problems. Bike maintenance is also covered, with all the information needed to prolong a bike's life and keep the rider safe, including trail-side repair techniques. Nutrition and fitness are covered, including hydration requirements. A guide to the main race events discusses starting out in racing, and explains what happens on a race day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847974198
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: Crowood Sports Guides Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

James McKnight races mountain bikes professionally, guides and coaching mountain bikers around Europe, and regularly contributes to Dirt magazine.

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Mountain Biking: Skills, Techniques, Training 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you recently removed the training wheels from your bike you may find this book useful. Otherwise, I doubt you'll get you money's worth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Please note that this is a review on the actual paperback version.) I really enjoy reading this book! Lots of great pictures and practical advice make it an excellent read for any mountain biker. Overall, I reccommend this book!