Rodale Press Inc. Mountain Bike Magazine's Complete Guide to Mountain Biking Skills Book

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.95

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by smokey strodtman a Cross Country Rider from gilliam, mo usa

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2004

Strengths:    covers many areas of mountain biking, from the point of view of someone who is not a pro and relates to the average joe. advice is aimed mainly at the trail rider, although it does have a section on racing towards the end. has some good photos to demonstrate techniques.

Weaknesses:    more photos would have been nice. videos are still better than books.

Bottom Line:   
this is an entertaining book with a lot of good advice for the average rider who is looking to increase his skills. it's also very good for beginning riders. i especially enjoyed his chapter on clipless pedals, it was the most realistic i've seen. the only real downside to the book is that it can't replace a good video (like ned overend's) for learning new techniques. it's still a good read and a nice addition for your library.

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Favorite Trail:   still looking

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   freebie with subscription to magazine

Similar Products Used:   lots of them, particularly ned overend's book.

Bike Setup:   fisher hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix via Dallas, yep, TX

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    Funny, well written and easy to follow..especially for a newbie like me.

Weaknesses:    I'm about 3/4 the way through and none so far.

Bottom Line:   
Again, funny and well written. The writer is in NO way "holier than thou". I rode BMX way back when and thought I knew all I needed to know to tackle XC trails in AZ...wrong. This book has helped me out tremendously. I now feel I can get the most out of my pricey new toy.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Half price books

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Blur,full xtr package w/disk. Hey, moved here from the flat lands, might as well bite the bullet and get it over with.

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