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    Check out this UK Magazine on learning Mountain Biking Skills

    Picked up a copy of this useful magazine at Chapters this week, it's pretty jam packed with Mountain Biking skills and how-to's.
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    I picked it up from a dozen copies, flipped through it and was impressed. But balked at the price tag and put it back on the stand. I had been thinking about it since and went back to Chapters 3 days later; they were all gone. Shoulda got it the first time.

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    I went to Chapters a few weeks ago to grab that book SS suggested, I also saw the magazine the OP is recommending. I flipped through both and they both looked interesting and a good read but I ended up getting DirtRag magazine instead.
    I will go back to Chapters this weekend and grab the book or the magazine, they both looked pretty interesting to read.

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    I checked that very book out when the mag was out of stock. It looked very good and similar to the mag. But the mag included a DVD and I think that watching someone do the skill on video would be a lot better than just the pictures.

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    I just bought the book online last week... Pretty good so far. Will check out the mag for the DVD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    Well said, this is a fabulous book. I havenít seen the magazine, but there are reports (ahem) that the DVD has found its way onto the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    Concur... probably the only such book out there and Lee is a nice guy.

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    Have the 1st edition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Well said, this is a fabulous book. I havenít seen the magazine, but there are reports (ahem) that the DVD has found its way onto the internet.
    Too bad its the wrong dvd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Zoidberg View Post
    Too bad its the wrong dvd.
    It would be a terrible tragedy if people were to watch the wrong MTB skills DVD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    It would be a terrible tragedy if people were to watch the wrong MTB skills DVD!

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    So here's the irony: after I checked out Brian Lopes' book I went to another magazine shop where Mtn Bike UK had a dvd skills with their latest edition, albeit different from the OP. So I bought this one and yes, this is Fabien's dvd linked above. The dvd/video is ok, some basic stuff. Some good dh vids down a volcano in the extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    Hmmm maybe. But I'm wary of any technical sports book or coaching book that does not have a list or Bibliography of resources used. Any of the technical cycling books I have all have that materiel.
    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

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    You can sit there and read all the skill articles and all the video you want. You still have to dedicate the time to mastering them.
    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Well said, this is a fabulous book. I havenít seen the magazine, but there are reports (ahem) that the DVD has found its way onto the internet.
    I have that book! It is great I got it along with this one I don't have the time or the inclination to bring my bike to the shop cept for when it needs a full tune up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    You can sit there and read all the skill articles and all the video you want. You still have to dedicate the time to mastering them.
    i hadn't thought about that, I just assumed I would automatically get the skills by just reading although a few reads may be required. I guess that's why I still got my a$$ kicked after reading 'mastering tae kwon do'.

    I did hear though that you can drive NASCAR really well just by watching ESPN's coverage.

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    or possibly acquiring skills by staying at a Holiday Inn Express...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck50 View Post
    I have that book! It is great I got it along with this one I don't have the time or the inclination to bring my bike to the shop cept for when it needs a full tune up!
    I also got that Zin book, and it is pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Hmmm maybe. But I'm wary of any technical sports book or coaching book that does not have a list or Bibliography of resources used. Any of the technical cycling books I have all have that materiel.
    Who would you cite for how to mount/dismount a bike or pumping a roller?

    The book isn't a technical reference. It's more a tips/tricks book with pictures. Even the writing style is colloquial like it's for a 16 year old.

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    A book on how to ride your bike? Damn I knew I was missing out on something!
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