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Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian…

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

by Brian Lopes

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a great tool for the job. Lopes is an accomplished professional mountain biker, and along with co-author Lee McCormack, makes skills understandable. This is a feat! Complete with pictures and diagrams; really breaks it down. ( )
  juliabeth | Oct 19, 2010 |
Having recently come to Cross-Country Mountain Biking from (a long break from) Cyclocross, I needed to revive some old skills, re-contextualise, and learn a whole raft of new ones! This book is a gem. Written in a very relaxed and witty style with plenty of anecdotes, diagrams and photos, the first pass through has been both an entertaining and an informative read. I'll be dipping into it again and again to work on specific skills for quite some time - especially as the "How good is your Kung Fu?" quiz at the end of the book reveals that I "have lots to do. Wax on, wax off. Daniel-san." I like that this stuff is technically engaging while being fun and not too serious - just how I like my biking :-D ( )
  markhadfield | Jun 10, 2010 |
For the budding mountain biker of any age, this book is loaded with directions and advice for mastering the technical skills needed for off-road biking. The instruction is delivered by precise descriptions in a conversational style. The photographs are just superb -- crystal clear, awesome action, and carefullly documented techniques. Somewhat heavy on BMX-type skills and lighter on riding trails in cruddy conditions. Warning: if you try the skills in this book, you're going to do dangerous things. Have fun!
  melissarecords | Oct 25, 2006 |
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Increase your speed, control, and versatility on the bike. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills provides detailed technical instruction for all mountain biking disciplines:

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.

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Advance your mountain biking experience with Mastering Mountain Bike Skills. With firsthand advice and personal experiences from world champion Brian Lopes, this book includes high-quality photos, detailed instruction, and techniques and tips for every skill level and riding style so you can start riding with greater confidence.… (more)

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