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Experts Tell Us the Best Books About Mountain Biking

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This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Mountain Biking. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Monuments by Peter Cossins

This product was recommended by Stefan Cordova from FriendWithA

This book is a must have for mountain bike enthusiasts. Detailing the savage physical and emotional challenge of the famous one-day ‘The Monuments’ races, it shines a light on the less than smooth start to these highly regarded races and introduces the brave individuals that took part. A great read for those looking for an informative yet inspiring mountain biking book and it’ll get you back on your bike if it’s gathering dust!

Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past by Rocky Shockley

This product was recommended by Will Henry from Bike Smarts

This book is the best book because it includes pictures, maps and distances to all the destinations. This is a truly remarkable exploration of mountain biking opportunities in Arkansas. The author has selected six trails that are great for beginners and advanced riders and that provide plenty of challenge no matter how much experience you have. With beautiful photos that capture the Arkansas landscape at its finest, this is a must-read for anyone who loves mountain biking or appreciates art field guidebooks with stellar photography. It’s also uncommonly accurate: spot-on directions coupled with descriptions of what you can expect at your destination mean more time on your bike and less time spent avoiding endless circles trying to find exactly where you’re headed! No stop sign; go ahead and buy this one.

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian Lopes

This product was recommended by Rohan Kadam from Biking Know How

Mountain biking has been my passion but when I was a newbie this book was the best resource for me to get started and learn the craft. The book covers all the tips and tricks to be a better mountain biker. I specifically enjoyed reading about different techniques which are needed to ride a variety of trails, from basic to advanced. Up-hill and Down-hill riding techniques are also well covered in this book. I am glad that I picked this book early in my mountain biking adventure. I can certainly say that my riding skills have improved after referencing this book. I highly recommend this book for those who are passionate about mountain biking.

Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder by Dave Barter

This product was recommended by Danny McLoughlin from WordsRated

Dave Barter is just a normal guy that loves cycling. He owns 9 bikes! So instead of sitting on the couch being overawed by the insane achievements of professional’s and hardcore adventurers, the 30 stories of Dave and his cycling experiences make you want to get up, jump on your bike and disappear into a new adventure.

One More Horizon by Scott Zamek

This product was recommended by Ashley Taylor from Top Vouchers Code

One more Horizon is a thrilling book about Scott Zamek who went on a trip around the world on a mountain bike. It was his solo journey that started in Ohio and ended in Hongkong after around 6 million pedal strokes or maybe more. We recommend this book as it tells a wonderful tale of Zamek who pushed aside all the hurdles and fulfilled his lifelong dream with on a mountain bike. He covered 25,000 miles, encountered Bengal tigers, experienced sandstorms, fed on yak and did all that no one can ever imagine. This book is all about endurance, and a roller coaster ride of success and setbacks.

Mountain Biking the Manual by Chris Ball

This product was recommended by Rebecca Danko from Rebi Simple Living

This book is a great starting point for anyone looking to learn more about mountain biking. It’s written by former Scottish champion and professional MTB coach Chris Ball and contains everything from history, training, technique, to fitness and nutrition that you need to know.

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