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An essential reference book for anyone wanting to learn more about mountain bike skills and how to improve. Written by Chris Ball and featuring input from top downhill, cross country & freeride professionals including Steve Peat, Gee Atherton, Greg Minnaar, Sam Hill, Christoph Sauser, Cam McCaul and more.
"The Manual has a lot of awesome tips, insights and secrets from some of the greatest racing talent on the planet" - STEVE PEAT, World Downhill MTB Champion 2009
Supported by quality photography with some awesome action shots, this is the first time so many top professional riders have come together in one mountain biking skills book.
Covers a brief history of the various MTB disciplines & equipment, training & fitness, nutrition and psychology. The performance section includes basics like the wheelie to key techniques on how to handle flat corners, berms, roots and switchbacks. Flying through the air is included in the advanced performance section, with tips and stunning photos of big gaps, step downs, whips, flips and 360s.
What the press say"If you ride bikes then you need to read this book"DIRT MAGAZINE, UK
About the Author
Chris Ball competed in over 30 World Cup events from 2002-2007 and is the UCI Gravity Technical Delegate, covering DH & 4X races. He runs his own MTB skills school in Scotland and also coaches the Scottish national DH team.
Steve Peat, Joe Breeze, Gee Atherton, Sam Hill, Greg Minnaar, Christoph Sauser, Josh Bryceland, Danny MacAskill, Tracy Moseley, Rene Wildhaber, Chris Kovarik, Cam McCaul & Ruaridh Cunningham. Photos by Sven Martin, Victor Lucas and Gary Perkin.
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