This is everything in auto sports as well and I'm glad they transferred it over to MTBing where it applies equally well. Even at the highest level in F1, it's all about who comes off the brakes a little smoother, who gets on the throttle a little quicker because their car is balanced on exit.balance, weighting and un-weighting
You have better patience than I...I'm putting in another vote for Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brain and Lee.
I'm only on chapter 4 and I feel like my life is changed. Their understanding of body position, balance, weighting and un-weighting the bike is worlds ahead of anything I've ever seen on youtube. I can't wait until next Spring to try this stuff out!
The 3rd edition was published in 2017. Also, geo has nothing to do with rider skill. Conversations around "modern" geo are irrelevant to the goal of the book. They're not trying to hype new bikes based on 2 degrees difference of HTA.Would be good if there was an updated book. The above mentioned ones are pretty old. Would be nice to have a version that also talks about modern geo etc.
Lack of modern bikes doesn't make the book look bad itself. but buying a book in 2000 and it hasn't been updated in 10 years isn't good. You probably can find a 10 year old book in your library.
Same way I want to buy a book about a software for the current version, not for the 5 year old version of the same software.
So keep that in mind. Even if printing sate is more recent, doesn't mean they actually got updated.
Agreed. 100% irrelevant. The analogy to software is a very poor one.The 3rd edition was published in 2017. Also, geo has nothing to do with rider skill. Conversations around "modern" geo are irrelevant to the goal of the book. They're not trying to hype new bikes based on 2 degrees difference of HTA.
Think about the down time, sittin in front of the TV when you could take 30 minutes to an hour for a practice session. Take some of the information you saw in the instructional and work it. You'll be amazed how much you progress in a shorter time than you think. All about good times!Years ago, I read McCormack's MTB skills book. Being the stubborn fool I am - it took many crashes and scars, before I finally took heed to all his teachings.
Thanks for all the help, going through the 3rd edition of mastering mountain bike skills as we speak and I like it and more importantly she too.
As pointed out the book was updated
They talk about Brians bike at the time
which was the ellsworth rogue 60 which was introduced 2016 I think.
While the book does not replace videos imho it gives me an opportunity to disconnect from all the electrical gizmos.
Which helps me because I get easily sidetracked on the interweb.
Thanks again and merry christmas.
Yeah, I sorta did that when I started riding motorbikes, I threw money at the bike not realizing that it was not the bike holding me back but rather my lack of skills.Years ago, I read McCormack's MTB skills book. Being the stubborn fool I am - it took many crashes and scars, before I finally took heed to all his teachings.
3rd edition of mastering mountain bike skills is a good start imho.Guys, forgive me for reviving an old topic, but I wanted to ask you for advice on a book for anyone just starting out on their mountain biking journey. What books should I read first?
Thank you so much for these recommendations!3rd edition of mastering mountain bike skills is a good start imho.
And like davesz26 said go in steps and just work on one or two skills at a time.
I also would not change to many things on once at your bike too.
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