More riders than ever are heading to the country on their mountain bikes. It's a sport that has exploded over the last twenty years, as people of all ages and walks of life are drawn to the thrill of the ride. Written by rider, racer and trainer Clive Forth, The Mountain Bike Skills Manual is the best resource for anyone who wants to know more about the sport and develop their abilities. It covers all the major disciplines including dirt biking, trail riding, cross country, 4X, enduro and slalom and is suitable for pleasure-seekers as well as the more competitive rider. Illustrated with excellent step-by-step biking trick shots and covering everything from equipment and core skills to competitions and recreational riding, it's a book no rider will want to be without.
Well-connected author and photographer will both help promote the book With gorgeous full-colour design and step-by-step 'how to' photography this book will sit well with the other successful cycling books on the list Clive Forth was one of the first riders to identify a gap in the market and develop a training programme for mountain-bike riders; he's widely involved with the development of the sport Cycling keeps growing in popularity, and the International Mountain Biking Association (UK) estimate that 55% of all bike sales in the UK are mountain bikes Check out the flip-book trick shots in the bottom right-hand corner!
'you'll probably not find a more comprehensive guide out there to the basics of MTBing.' Bike Biz (March 2011) 'Clive Forth is a top mountain bike skills coach. His best tips are in this 200-page book for budding bikers. Loads of clear advice and how-to-style colour pics get you slicing singletrack in no time.' What Mountain Bike? (May 2011)
Clive Forth is a leading mountain bike racer and trainer. He competed in the first UK mountain bike series, took part in the World Championships and is currently part of the Extreme Endurance team. He now writes regularly for the UK's best-known mountain bike magazines - MBUK and MBR - and also for Descent World, an online magazine.
Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1 A brief history 2 The bikes 3 Recreational riding 4 Competition 5 Equipment 6 Skills and technique Appendix Glossary Index