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"All mountain bikers need a copy of J.P. Partland's and John Gibson's either on the coffee table or on top of the stack of magazines in the bathroom. Written for cyclists of all levels."
Carolina Sportslink Magazine
by J.P. Partland
Photographs by John Gibson
Shredding the shelves at your local bookstore and bike shop, Mountain Bike Madness, published by Motorbooks International, has entered the building.

Since the 1970s, mountain biking has gone from no-tech to high-tech; Mountain Bike Madness documents the evolution of the mountain bike and the spread of ridership across America. Written in fun, conversational language, and featuring 80 full-color photos, this book takes enthusiasts old and new on a spin with:

  • The bikes: from cruisers and clunkers to full suspension and titanium, plus notes on gear, treads, and threads-plus practical advice on how much it can all cost.

  • The people: profiles of yesterday's and today's hottest riders!
  • The styles: street riding, cross-country, freeride, downhill, touring, and even night riding are featured.

  • The events: from an easy trail ride to World Cup competition, how everyone can get into the sport.