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    good books for skills and training ?

    I just finished reading a book by Ned Overand and was surprised to learn a few things in there, simple read with some great pointers in there

    anyone else come across any skill set books that helped them as a rider or in training ?

    I do recommend this book, got it for 5 bucks off ebay a little dated in some respects but some good reading!


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    New edition :
    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Moun...dp_ob_title_bk

    Read the 1st one and it's a good reference book I need to buy for going back to every often, when bad habits set in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    New edition :
    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Moun...dp_ob_title_bk

    Read the 1st one and it's a good reference book I need to buy for going back to every often, when bad habits set in.
    Completely agree. The second edition is even better.

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    Another vote for Mastering Mountain Bike Skills.

    Also, a friend just lent me this book:

    Definitely a period piece (we're talking rigid forks) but actually has some good tips.

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    I've got mastering mountain bike skills, pretty good read. Good tips about racing too, but not like the excerpt of ned's book someone posted about climbing the steep and technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bioteknik
    I've got mastering mountain bike skills, pretty good read. Good tips about racing too, but not like the excerpt of ned's book someone posted about climbing the steep and technical.
    Do you have that excerpt? I'm curious
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    I have both Ned's book and the Lopes Mastering MB Skills book. I prefer Ned's for XC racers, but the Lopes book gives some good stuff (more downhillish stuff) not in Ned's, so Lopes' book is more comprehensive in my view. Both are linked here to Amazon:
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    +1 for comments by millenium. I have both books as well and have found great tips in both. Ned's book gives great advice on all aspects of XC racing and riding, and Ned's just such a cool guy. I found the cornering and descending tips in Mastering MB Skills to be exceptionally helpful for me, as those are two of my weak points.

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