The Complete Book of Mountain Biking

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9780062730275: The Complete Book of Mountain Biking

With photography and step-by-step instructive images, this book provides a range of advice and information on mountain biking, for both the first-time rider and enthusiast. It covers selecting the right bike, emergency repairs, essential maintenance, and riding techniques for trial and town. The guide also includes a travelogue chapter which looks at mountain bike destinations, as well as a section on big races and events.

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ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING LEISURE PURSUITS OF THE PAST 20 YEARS, MOUNTAIN BIKING HAS CAPTURED THE IMAGINATION OF MILLIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Introduced by Gary Fisher, the self-professed grand-daddy of MTB, ' The Complete Book of Mountain Biking' provides an indispensable guide for the first-time rider and enthusiast alike. With advice on selecting the ideal bike for your chosen style of riding, techniques and skills for trail and town, emergency repairs and essential maintenance, this book is packed with practical information.

A special travelogue chapter, with trail exploits from around the globe, opens your eyes to a world of possible mountain bike destinations. A section on competitive events, with advice for budding John Tomacs, makes this book a complete guide to the sport.

With inspirational photography and instructive step-by-step images, ' The Complete Book of Mountain Biking' offers a wealth of advice and information to ensure you derive maximum enjoyment from your riding.

Gary Fisher is one of the best known mountain bikers in the world. A founding father of the mountain bike, he continues to be at the forefront of MTB design and innovation. His bikes, now produced by Trek, have sold in their millions worldwide. He sees mountain biking as a vast social movement rather than just a sport, and his avocation of the enjoyment, health and environmental benefits of riding tend to reflect something of a visionary aura onto his character.

Brant Richards is technical editor for ' Mountain Biking UK ' and a regular contributor to ' MTB Pro'. He also operates and owns ' Cyclenet', a WWW Internet resource for biking enthusiasts. In competition he recorded the fastest time ever for a British rider when he completed the Iditabike, a 170 mile race in Alaska at temperatures of -35°C.

Steve Worland is a freelance journalist whose heart is in mountain biking. He has been actively involved in bikes since the age of thirteen, racing road, track, cyclo-cross and mountain bike events and has cycle-toured the equivalent of three times round the globe. He is still one of the top veteran racers in the UK and writes regular features for the UK's best selling MTB magazines.

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Brant Richards, Steve Worland
Published by Harpercollins (1997)
ISBN 10: 0062730274 ISBN 13: 9780062730275
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062730274

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