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The complete mountain biking manual

Author: Tim Brink
Publisher: Camden, Me. : Rugged Mountain Press ; Blacklick, Ohio : McGraw-Hill, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive introduction to this exciting sport, illustrated with color photos; everything you need to know, from picking the right bike to amking repairs; solid advice on bike racing, safety, riding techniques, butrition, fitness, and more."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Brink
ISBN: 0071493905 9780071493901
OCLC Number: 136829260
Notes: Originally published in 2007 by New Holland Publishers Ltd.
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: What is mountain biking? --
Sport evolves --
All-mountain riding --
Getting into racing --
Cross-country racing --
Endurance (enduro) racing --
Downhill racing --
Tandem racing --
Singlespeeds --
Trials --
Choosing a bike: Keep it local --
Anatomy of a bike --
All-mountain bikes --
Cross-country bikes --
Enduro bikes --
Downhill bikes --
Trials bikes --
Tandem bikes --
Singlespeed bikes --
Accessories and gear: Shorts --
Shirts --
Gloves --
Pedals --
Shoes --
Socks --
Helmets --
Eyewear --
Bar ends --
Hydration pack --
Air retention --
Tools --
Essentials for marathons and all-mountain riding --
Essentials for cross-country racing --
Essentials for downhill racing --
Special clothing for wet weather --
Special clothing for hot weather --
Special clothing for cold weather --
Cycle computers --
Heart rate monitors --
Power meters --
GPS --
Women riders --
Maintenance and repair: Cleaning --
Pre-ride safety check --
Weekly checklist --
Bottom brackets --
Removing and replacing your chain --
Removing a cassette --
Cleaning cables --
Setting the front derailleur --
Setting the rear derailleur --
Servicing the brakes --
Removing and replacing grips --
Wheel truing --
Vital equipment --
Emergency solutions --
Suspension --
Riding position: Helmet fit --
Pedal position --
Brake levers --
Setting up the suspension --
Correct bike set-ups --
Riding techniques: First steps in mastering the trail --
Overcoming obstacles --
Different terrain --
Going up --
Getting steeper --
Singletrack --
Going down --
Taking off --
Serious descending --
Over the edge --
Storming singletrack --
Cornering --
Training: Setting goals --
Planning your season --
Monitoring your training --
Power meters --
Strength training --
Stretching --
Recovery --
Training programs --
Racing --
Race preparation --
Safety: Helmets --
Essential gear --
Navigation and planning --
Basic navigation --
Responding to emergency --
Nutrition: Food building blocks --
Supplements --
Balanced diet --
Preparing to race --
Energy levels --
Hydration --
Glossary --
Useful websites --
Index --
Credits and acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Mountain biking
Responsibility: Tim Brink.
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"A comprehensive introduction to this exciting sport, illustrated with color photos; everything you need to know, from picking the right bike to amking repairs; solid advice on bike racing, safety, riding techniques, butrition, fitness, and more."--Cover.

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