From the author of The Mountain Bike Skills Manual, this is a take-it-with-you trail guide that covers everything you need to know when you're out on your bike. The emphasis is firmly on the practical, including changing your chain, adjusting your gears, fixing breaks and mending punctures - skills that a surprising number of riders lack. There is a section on getting the best out of your bike and your ride - from cornering effectively to wheelies and bunny hops - as well as information on preparation, planning, weather, nutrition and trail etiquette. Last but not least, the book contains a easy-to-follow first-aid section. Packed with colour photos and illustrations in a step-by-step format, compact, comprehensive and clear, this is a must-have companion for all mountain bikers heading out on the trail.
Clive Forth is a leading mountain bike racer and trainer and the author of The Mountain Bike Skills Manual. He competed in the first UK mountain bike series, took part in the World Championships and is currently involved in coaching and training novice and professional mountain bikers. He is the founder of MTBSkills: the Clive Forth Mountain Bike Academy.