Author: Lopes, Brian
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Advance your mountain biking experience even further with Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition. Learn from the firsthand advice and personal experiences of world champion Brian Lopes. The third edition features more high-quality photos, improved instruction, and new techniques and tips for every riding style.
Author: Brian Lopes
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Increase your speed, control, and versatility on the bike. Mastering Mountain Bike Skillsprovides detailed technical instruction for all mountain biking disciplines: Cross-country Downhill Mountain cross Free riding Dirt jumping Urban terrain With top pro mountain biker Brian Lopes as your teacher, you'll learn how to handle the bike better than ever, in any conditions, across all types of terrain. Key tips and special photo sequences throughout the book add insight to Lopes' world-class instruction.
Ride faster, better, and stronger with professional mountain bike skills guide Mark Langton. Mountain Bike Master is a practical and inspiring guide that begins with the fundamental skills like shifting, braking, and climbing. Simple moves such as correcting seat-height adjustment and learning how to best-shift when engaging a steep ascent add tons of fun and efficiency to any ride. Intermediate skills, including riding technical terrain, power wheelies, and cornering, zip readers into the next level of riding competence. Now sporting a wide grin and the confidence of nailing the basic and intermediate skills, readers transition into advanced skills such as jumps, bunny hops, and counter steering. After reading and putting Langton's lessons to practice, what once was a thigh-quivering lap around the park should now feel and look more like an iron-saddled grind up a steep mountain path. Today's demanding trails and high-tech bikes meet needs for speed, bumps, and thrills. Veteran mountain biker Mark Langton expertly guides and instills the confidence needed to get out there and have a great time while minimizing injury to self and bike. Headed into his 22nd year as a mountain bike trainer and guide, Langton and Mountain Bike Master take the guesswork out of quickly and safely mastering the art and science of cleanly rounding banked mountain curves and getting the most pedal for the metal with efficient riding basics.
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.
Author: Lee McCormack
Publisher: Race Line Publishing
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Mountain bikes
TEACHING MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS: The Skills Training Manual for NICA Coaches By Lee McCormack Safely and methodically teach your athletes how to ride with greater safety and confidence. All concepts are clearly explained and shown, and useful drills are detailed. Coaches and youth athletes will improve their skills -- and they will learn a path to mastery that lets them improve for their rest of their riding lives. List of chapters: - Be a great coach - Fit bikes to riders - Dial in their position - Pedal efficiently - Control speed - Corner confidently - Handle any terrain - Ride with vision About the author Lee McCormack is NICA's skills development director. He is a is a world renowned riding technique instructor who uses his sequential teaching curriculum to help riders of all styles and levels -- BMX, mountain and road; beginners to pros -- ride better, safer and faster. Lee wrote and illustrated the books Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Welcome to Pump Track Nation and Pro BMX Skills. Teaching Mountain Bike Skills distills McCormack's teaching methods, and it features content specifically developed to help coaches make the most of their programs.
PUMP UP THE BASE: Rock the trainer this winter. Rock the trails this summer. A 12-week plan to: Improve your pedaling skills and power Ride faster and easier on all terrain Train quickly and efficiently
Author: Ann Trombley
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Ride faster and smarter than ever before! Olympian, former national champion, and elite cycling coach Ann Trombley is your authoritative guide to learning how with improved -selection and fitting of equipment for the optimal match of personal attributes with current technology, -technical maneuvers that maximize both speed and safety, -training methods and workouts that yield superior results, and -racing preparations and tactics that make competition more rewarding and more successful. Serious Mountain Bikinggives you the answers to the questions and solutions to the problems you've encountered while participating in the sport. No need to continue learning by trial and error when such experience and expertise are at your fingertips. Make every minute and mile you invest on the bike more beneficial and enjoyable with the help of this invaluable resource on mountain biking.
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.
A revised edition identifies the most effective ways to navigate through challenging terrain and hazardous obstacles in order to prevent injuries, in a guide that provides strategies for riding faster and information on training for better results.
An unprecedented new look at mountain biking and trail riding techniques from the author of The Art of Cycling Riding obstacle-strewn singletrack trails on a two-wheeled machine is one of those seductive challenges that can never be fully mastered, even by the most talented and experienced. In The Art of Mountain Biking, Robert Hurst deliberately avoids discussion of equipment, training, and other subjects that have already been beaten to death in mountain bike books and magazines, to focus on the deeply complex art of riding trails. From page to page and switchback to switchback, he chases the complex mysteries that make trail riding so difficult—and so rewarding—from the application of “soft power” and the biomechanics of balance and vision, to the philosophy of line choice and the Riccatti equations that describe the path of the bike's rear wheel, to the nature of dirt itself. Built on the author's own quarter-century of experience and the tried-and-true wisdom of many other veteran mountain bikers, this environmentalist and darkly humorous manual provides a collection of unexpected knowledge that will be indispensable to both novices and experts. Throughout, Hurst explains with clarity, revelation—and a healthy dash of wit—the ins and outs of riding a mountain bike.
A legendary mountain biking champion offers practical instructions, accompanied by entertaining anecdotes and reminiscences, on the essential techniques, skills, and tactics of mountain biking, offering tips on safety, developing a training program, equipment, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world''s best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn''s clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world''s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you''ll need and how to know you''ve done the job right. The book''s two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn''s guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs: � Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes � Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur � Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting � Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels � Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets � New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters � Troubleshooting: How to figure out what''s wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you''ll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years. What''s New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.: � New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit. � New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements. � New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them. � Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains. � Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems. � New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel. � New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems. � New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants. � Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets. � New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels. � More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations. � Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag. � Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26", 27.5", and 29" bikes. � Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered. Whether you''re riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!