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Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook: Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Experienced road cyclists and mountain bikers share the knowledge and tips they wish they had when they started out. They'll help you avoid the common mistakes that can cause frustration and setbacks,...

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5 ratings

Good start and motivation

This is a good starting point. Covers in a simple way a wide variety of topics using simple language keeping you motivated.

Good introduction to cycling.

This book is a good introduction to cycling. It will give good tips on how to set up your riding position, ride securely, differences between mountain biking and road biking, buying appropriate clothing, etc. I'm not a total newbie on MTB but i learned a lot with this book. I gave 5 stars to this book because as the title says, this is a book for the new cyclist, so if you are a more advanced rider, you can still find it useful but you should look out to something more specific.

A good book to have

Nobody knows everything. Every now and then even the most well versed cyclist has some questions. Put those people to the beginners who need to know everything and the sooner the better and you've got the group who will benefit from this book. The research that was done to put it together seems excellent. There isn't anything that seems to be left to chance. Of course there could be a little loss when the person isn't aware of a proper name for a part or technique but that will come. I recommend this book to any cyclist.

EVERYONE needs a little help every now and then!

VERY informative little book, I must say. While some of the instructions go a little "over the top", length-wise,(changing a flat tire), it is always feasible to be too"wordy", than not"wordy" enough. Basic maintenance is crucial to enjoying a bike, and to think nothing is going to happen to your bike while riding, is asking for trouble. This book should be standard reading for all bike enthusiasts....mountain AND road. It answers most of the beginning cyclist's questions with easy to read text. Even seasoned "veterans" will appreciate the full spectrum of subjects included in this paperback.

Buy before you buy the bike

If you haven't bought a bike in years, this is the book. Helps explains bike terms, differences between road and mountain bikes and how to fit a bike. Also goes over riding and health-related topics. Good way to get started.
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