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Paperback Cyclo-Cross: Training and Technique Book

ISBN: 188473720X

ISBN13: 9781884737206

Cyclo-Cross: Training and Technique

Cyclo-cross is considered the bible of modern cyclo-cross racing, yet also appeals to mountain and road riders looking for an awesome winter workout and perhaps some fun off-season racing as well.


Format: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

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Customer Reviews

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Third addition, smird addition

This is a good book on the ins and outs of cyclocross. If you really read the tips in this book, it will help a lot. But I found it's hard to just read a tip and realize when to use it in a race situation. Going back over the book, I see now things I read there, but didn't _learn_ until I'd been riding cross for a couple years. And yes, the equipment section is horribly outdated now, but so what. Part of cyclocross is old school principles that will never change. You have to work your tail off, keep your forward momentum up, and choose lines such that you won't loose traction and crash. That will never change. If you want a modern comprehensive equipment summary, buy Velonews in October. It's not realistic to keep this book up to date - it'd have to change every year. Don't get carried away with the equipment. If you're reading this book, it's because you are new to cross, or just getting serious about it anyway. So focus on the core elements (mentioned above) and use this book in part as a guide.

The Bible for Cyclocross

In short I found this book to be very helpful. It discusses the sport in good detail, provides information on how to train for the specialties of the sport and provides good suggestions on how to train for the season. If you have questions this will provide the answers you need. This book is a must buy for anyone new to the sport or looking to learn more. It's the next best thing to your local Cyclocross training events. The only cons to the book have been mentioned in other reviews. It probably could use a 3rd edition that would contain some newer pictures and some historical updating. However, the base information hasn't changed and is very usefull. When I started racing Cyclocross last year I looked in many areas for information on how to train, what to buy, and just general information. I found this book about half way through the season. After reading it I began to use some of the training tips and schedules. I believe it was one of a few reason why my season continued to get better.

Very good for beginner to intermediate riders.

This book is great help to the beginner C-X'er. Unfortunately, it's already starting to get behind the technology, and could probably use a 3rd edition. More and more recent photos would have been nice.


Easy to read and then go out and test some of the new techniques. A great book for beginning cyclo-crossers!
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