Mountain biking can be a tough sport to get into.
The Beginner’s Guide To Mountain Biking 2nd edition is Bicycling’s guide to the joy of riding off-road.
Here at the Bicycling office we get plenty of emails from men and women wanting to get into mountain biking, but with no idea of where to even start. That’s why we’ve produced The Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking.
Don’t let anyone fool you, mountain biking is not easy. And if you’re a beginner, the myriad of gear options, training plans and skills you need to know sometimes makes the sport enormously intimidating to the uninitiated. Just take bikes, for example. On the road, the choices are simple, and revolve largely around price point. But in mountain biking there are 29ers, 27.5, 26ers, soft tails, hard tails, enduro bikes, DH frames, etc etc…
We’ve dipped into the basics of gear, given some practical advice on the elementary skills that will keep you safe and make things enjoyable, and offered maintenance tips. The great thing about mountain biking is that it continually rewards. The more you know, the better gear and bike choices you make, the better your skills and training, the more enjoyable every ride becomes. So we’ve debunked the myths, explained the jargon, simplified the bike choices and brought mastering maintenance within reach.
R68 (including postage)