effective Cycling Robert Forester Book

Cycling Robert Forester

effective cycling robert forester

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Neal   Cross Country Rider [Apr 06, 2001]
Strength:

Probably the most descriptive understanding of traffic riding with cars in an urban setting- a must for anyone sharing the road with motorized vehicles. Gives a lucid and objective description of proper cycling methods and choice of cycling equipment with proper usage.

Weakness:

With the advent of new cycling equipment and different cycling genres that are now more popular, i.e.- cyclocross, XC, downhilling, Forester only focuses on commuting and touring.
Though I am a cycling advocate, and wish roadways were better constructed and traffic laws were clearly enforced, his stance on sharing the road can become tiresome despite its relevance.

Forester needs to publish an updated edition to warrant a 5-star rating, so he'll have to settle for 4 stars until I see a new edition. Otherwise, there is no other traffic riding description as comprehensive unless you fell under the tutiledge of an old urban bike messenger or hard-core bike commuter.

Buy it and visit Sheldon Brown's website for supplemental bicycle maintenance and design info.

Similar Products Used: There is no equivalent
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Eric Y.   Weekend Warrior [Jul 01, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent information on dealing with traffic and many other topics that other books don't cover such as half step gearing.

Weakness:

The illustrations are rather weak. The index is insufficient. The information on bike technology is rather dated. Mountain bikes are completely ignored as the author doesn't seem to view them as legitimate. The author's rants become rather redundant and tiresome after awhile, but luckily they are not caustic to listen to.

This book is meant for roadies only. MTBR's will find this book worthless. This book is best for learning road bike technique. If you are looking for a book on how to maintain and repair your bicycle there are better books out there on that topic.

Similar Products Used: Sloane's book of Bicycling, Dummies guide to Bicycling
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
mick darcey   Weekend Warrior [Apr 03, 1999]
Strength:

the authority in traffic riding, very good
primer on components and maintaining
them. lots of good tips. 599pp

essential reference

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5
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