The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book
The Definitive Illustrated Guide to Bikes, Components, Technique, Thrills and TrailsBook - 2002
Mountain biking is now the largest branch of recreational cycling worldwide. Fully revised and updated, The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book tells you everything you need to know about a sport that has grown exponentially since its beginnings in the late 1970s. It explains all the jargon, from your headset to your groupset, and how to ride all terrains from city cycling to off-road technical downhilling.
The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book offers:technical jargon demystified and equipment explained what to look for when buying a bike the latest high-tech innovations personal fitness: warm-up and cool-down exercises, training plans and nutrition more than 280 specially commissioned color photographs by expert riders trip locations
From the Rocky Mountains to Morocco, The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book also includes a guide to the world's best cycling locations - many of them unreachable on more than two wheels. High-impact color photography lends clarity to the technical and instructional sections, and brings the world of adventure rides to life.