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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)

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
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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.
 

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.

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 and SRAM 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!

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.

27.5" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Men's Bike for a Path, Trail & Mountains,Black, Aluminum Full Suspension Frame, Twist Shifters Through 21 Speeds

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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.

Mountain Bike Tahoe: 50 Select Singletrack Routes

By Jeremy Benson

Ingramcontent
Paperback (256 pages)

Mountain Bike Tahoe: 50 Select Singletrack Routes
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Northern California is known as the birthplace of mountain biking, and Tahoe is its most famous destination. The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) circumnavigates the sparkling blue lake along the spine of the Sierra and Carson Ranges that circle it, and serves as the backbone of Tahoe's intricate trail skeleton. Over its course, numerous other trails and roads intersect the TRT creating endless options for loops of various lengths, point to point rides, and all-day epics.

Mountain Bike Tahoe features 50 routes, each with a topographical map, directions to trailheads, trip distance, suggested season, difficulty ratings, a fitness intensity rating, suggested routes, options, and trail descriptions formatted as mileage logs--easy to reference at a glance while out on a ride.

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling

By International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA)

International Police Mountain Bike Association
Paperback (254 pages)

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling
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The use of bicycles by police, EMS, and security personnel continues to grow along with increased awareness of the benefits of an extremely mobile team of first responders. While the reasons for implementing a bicycle unit may vary, the goal of each agency is the same: to provide assistance to those who need it as quickly, safely, and effectively as possible. In the past, officers and agencies seeking to get a public safety bike unit rolling had to look far and wide to assemble the necessary information. The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling is the single comprehensive source of in-depth information on starting a bike unit or enhancing an established bike unit with tactical and technical tips on everything from basic equipment needs to detailed insights on policy, maintenance, training, legal issues, and much more.

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