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Essentials: Trailriding Tips and Techniques from Glentress [Paperback]

Emma Guy , Tracy Brunger
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1 Jun 2008
As the most popular mountain biking centre in the UK, Glentress has a massive reputation. Now from the pros behind it - former World Cup riders. Emma Guy and Tracy Brunger - comes the guide to gaining the essential skills you need to get the most out of your mountain bike.Based on the back-to-basics philosophy that has got Emma and Tracy to the top of the mountain biking game and has become the Glentress mantra in their acclaimed skills courses, this volume contains everything you need to know if you're starting out and everything you thought you knew (but probably didn't) if you're an old hand - from the nuts and bolts of pre-ride checks and trailside repairs to perfecting weight shift, effective gearing and cone of movement, then moving up a gear to climbing, downhill, jumps, rolls and cornering.Presented in five easy chapters with loads of great photography, this is the only guide you need to start you off looking and riding like a pro.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Mountains Ltd (1 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955454840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955454844
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Trying to pull wheelies with your arms?
Continually crashing into fences/trees on the trail?
Skidding fruitlessly (and dangerously) around corners?
I was the same..

This book teaches you to change the way you ride... for the best. The book teaches you how to ride from the ground up giving you plenty of information on the bike and the setup you need before you even get a leg over the bike (this part is really well described and massively improved my setup). And once you're on the bike it covers everything you need to know in a step by step basis with (really cool) colour images showing you exactly what you should be doing and when. It covers the how-to excellently and explains the rationale behind the skills in a logical manner that really helps you to dispel those bad habits. Covering a large range of skills from newb to pro (linking and developing skills as it goes) this book really helps you to progress as a rider.

Worth noting is that the book is very durable (has even survived being caught in the rain)!! So if you want a book that you can easily carry with you and pop out when you need it this is an awesome book that I definately recommend!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this Book 17 Nov 2009
This book is brilliant. All esential MTB skills are clearly outlined with some great actions shots that demonstrate each lesson. The development from basic core skills and positioning to more advanced skills like jumps and drop-offs means you learn at a great pace. I can't rate this book highly enough!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Concise 19 Oct 2012
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This is a small book, with useful and concise advice for less experienced mountain bikers looking for the first steps to improve thier technique and confidence. An ideal stocking filler for someone getting their first proper mountain bike.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little manual 24 Feb 2010
By Simon D
I think this is a great little manual of the basic techniques for mountain biking. Ideal to have around to dip into as a reminder. The best thing about it is the emphasis on the practical and keeping it simple. It gives you just enough on the technique for you to then go out and practice.
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