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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Books   >   Mountain Biking

 

Books about Mountain Biking


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  • How To Master Mountain Biking
    Comprehensive Guide Packed With Tips, Tools And Tactics To Help Beginner And Intermediate Mountain Bikers Quickly Advance Their Mountain Biking Skills And Knowledge To An Advanced Level
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Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition

By Brian Lopes

Human Kinetics
Paperback (328 pages)

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition
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If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport.

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you.

Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends, are a seasoned enthusiast, or are aspiring to be a top pro, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will improve your ride and dust the competition. Don't just survive the trail—own the trail, and enjoy the thrill of doing it.

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

By Lennard Zinn

Velo Press
Released: 2010-11-01
Paperback (464 pages)

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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide--now in two colors for easier reference--can make a bike mechanic out of anyone.

Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of mountain bike repair. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. Zinn's friendly advice and years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bikes. Indeed, no matter what mountain bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it--and the way to fix it--in these pages.
 

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair

By Lennard Zinn

VeloPress
Paperback (496 pages)

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance: The World s Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair
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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 nearly 500 pages and 600 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 600 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!

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes

By Todd Downs

Brand: Rodale
Released: 2010-09-28
Paperback (416 pages)

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes
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The fully revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to bike maintenance from the world's leading authority on cycling

Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. For more than 20 years, The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair by Todd Downs has done just that.

With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications.

Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route

By Michael McCoy

Mountaineers Books
Released: 2013-09-18
Paperback (240 pages)

Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on North America s Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Cycling the Great Divide, 2nd Edition

* Mountain bikers from around the world test their mettle on this 2,745-mile route each year
* Ultra cycling, including this route through the Rockies, are increasing in popularity
* 245 miles have been added to the route since the first edition was published and are now covered in this new update

Mostly dirt roads, a little pavement, some single track, and 100% adventure await on the great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Canada to Mexico. Cyclists dream of and plan for this life-list trip that starts in Banff, Alberta and rolls through 2,745 miles of wild mountainous beauty all the way to antelope Wells, New Mexico. Michael McCoy and the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) provide a segmented route guide for you to follow in its entirety or section ride to suit your schedule and stamina. This fully updated edition provides the information you need to stay on route and find food, water, bike supplies, and shelter (camp or stay in small-town accommodations) over the entire adventure.

Updated content in the 2nd edition includes info on the 254 miles in Canada that were recently added to the route (with maps and photos), as well as changes and additions to the evolving trail, new resources to access on your trip, and new and revised maps.

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking

By Charlie Kelly

VeloPress
Released: 2014-10-01
Hardcover (264 pages)

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking
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It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard. With the single-minded focus found only among the truly obsessed, this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world.

Charlie Kelly -- co-founder of the MountainBikes company with Gary Fisher, organizer of the Repack races, and chronicler of the sport -- now delivers the true, complete, and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture. Rich with first-hand descriptions and bursting with original photographs, drawings, and memorabilia, Fat Tire Flyer is the definitive history of one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century.

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians

By Tim Hauserman

Wilderness Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians
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The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the world's premier trails. Accessible by hikers, equestrians, skiers and mountain bikers (for the non-wilderness portions), it winds completely around spectacular Lake Tahoe, the highest and largest alpine lake in North America. The trail crosses through six counties, three national forests, and two states and was completed in 2001 largely by volunteer labor.

The best-selling Tahoe Rim Trail has been revised to reflect the latest conditions and routing of the trail and includes information for over 20 miles of new trail. Updated topographic maps depict the entire route, along with the easy (and fun) to read trail directions, the book includes fascinating information on the plants and animals you'll see along the trail, plus essential advice for planning a hike on the TRT, whether it's a day's outing or a 2-week circuit of the entire lake.

The first and only how-to guide to this popular trail, it is the official guidebook of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, whose mission is to improve, maintain and promote the trail.

enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition

By Richard Fox

Four Colour Print Group
Released: 2017-10-25
Perfect Paperback (396 pages)

enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition
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The wait is over for the new, improved and updated 2nd Edition of "enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides." The book has been out of print since the original publisher, Westcliffe/Big Earth went bankrupt in September 2016, but now casual cyclists can once again dig in to the wonderful scenic rides summarized in full color in the revised volume.  See the first edition's page to "Look Inside" and get an idea of the layout and contents.

enCYCLEpedia presents over 200 scenic ride options that take you to Southern California's storied beaches, starkly beautiful deserts, pine-covered mountains, bucolic wine country, fabulous cityscapes and bustling harbors, historic city centers and to everywhere in between, from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. 

Anyone comfortable riding a bike can handle these easy rides that keep you entertained, exhilarated, and mostly on both paved and dirt trails away from vehicle traffic. The bike rides are perfect for the casual cyclist, social groups, most families, and more serious cyclists for a change of pace. Options tailor the length of the rides to the cyclist's ability,from beginner to the more seasoned. Most base rides are between 5 and 20 miles long plus options to combine or extend rides, and about 75percent are on pavement. Mountain bike trails are for novices, with options for more advanced riders. 

If you want to just enjoy yourself on a beautiful ride with few if any hills, away from busy roadways, in a relatively safe area, and perhaps stop for brunch along the way, then these bike rides are for you. The comprehensive volume mentions restaurants, bike rentals and recommended RV and tent campgrounds along the routes as well as the best bird and whale watching spots, beaches, historic sites and popular attractions.  The book showcases the region's extensive rail system that enables many of the rides to be accessed and combined without a car. 

The book is not only densely packed with detailed, carefully researched information including a comprehensive table of contents and index, but it also sparkles with creativity with its colorful scaled maps, color photos,plus song and food pairings that accompany each ride. It is the perfect book for both So Cal residents and for those touring the region, and the attractive volume makes a great gift for the cyclists on your list.

enCYCLEpedia Southern California is being continually updated on its companion website, enCYCLEpedia.net, so that the information that you have invested in will remain current. It also contains additional features such as expanded ride descriptions available to book owners, news, new trail openings, live links mentioned in the book, and features. 

The regions covered, with examples of some of the cities and major parksand features include: San Luis Obispo County (Cambria, Morro Bay,Montana de Oro, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Carrizo Plain); Kern County(Bakersfield and the Kern River); Santa Barbara County (Solvang, LosOlivos and wine country, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, UCSB, and vicinity);Ventura County (Ventura and Ojai); Los Angeles County (Santa Monica,Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, the San Gabriel River, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Claremont); Orange County (Seal Beach, HuntingtonBeach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Irvine, Fullerton, Saddleback Valley; and Costa Mesa,Anaheim, Yorba Linda and the Santa Ana River); San Diego County(Oceanside, San Marcos, Lake Hodges, San Diego, Mission Bay, La Jolla,Coronado, Laguna Mountains, Anza-Borrego State Park, Borrego Springs);San Bernardino County (Big Bear Lake, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, JoshuaTree National Park); and Riverside County (Riverside and the Santa AnaRiver, Temecula and wine country, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, PalmDesert, Indian Wells, La Quinta).



 
 
 
 

 
 
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