Professional cyclists depend on Andy Pruitt to soothe their aches and pains and help them ride faster and smoother. Now Andy’s advice can help recreational and fitness cyclists, too. The world’s leading expert in scientific bike fit, Andy Pruitt explains the steps of a complete fit session and the logic behind each adjustment. Even the best bike fit can’t prevent every injury; use Andy’s years of experience to easily pinpoint symptoms, identify the cause, and begin proven remedies to get back in the saddle. Andy also includes plenty of tips on training programs, aging, weight loss, stretching and rehabilitation as well as how to stay healthy during a long season.
The only book to specifically equip young bike racers for competitive racing, Bike Racing for Juniors highlights the unique needs of young athletes. Designed to complement current training methodologies, this book balances the development of junior athletes with the physical and emotional demands of competitive cycling. From nutritional requirements to strength and stamina limitations, Junior (under-18) and Espoir (under-23) athletes are significantly different from their adult counterparts. Authors Kristen Dieffenbach and Steve McCauley take into account all of the considerations of young cyclists with a thorough discussion of every aspect of training from skill building and weight training to psychological development, and injury treatment and prevention.
Cyclists of all levels ride smart and stay fit by using a heart rate monitor. Premier fitness experts Sally Edwards and Sally Reed motivate the rider and illustrate the benefits of using heart zones training to achieve desired results for every cycling workout. The second edition includes new workouts plus new charts and tables to clearly illustrate each ride.
Bernard Hinault is "Le Blaireau," the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks. He has won 5 Tours de France, marking his name into the history books as a member of cycling's most exclusive club. Yet as the 1986 Tour de France ascends into the mountains, a boyish and friendly young American named Greg LeMond threatens the Badger--and France's entire cycling heritage. Known as "L'Américain," the naïve Tour newcomer rides strongly, unafraid. The stakes are high. Winning for Hinault means capping his long cycling career by becoming the first man to win the Tour six times. For LeMond, a win will bring America its first Tour de France victory. So why does their rivalry shock the world? LeMond and Hinault ride for the same team. Asked by a reporter why he attacked his own teammate, the Badger replies, "Because I felt like it." and "If he doesn't buckle, that means he's a champion and deserves to win the race. I did it for his own good." LeMond becomes paranoid, taking other riders' feed bags in the feed zone and blaming crashes on sabotage. Through it all, with the help of his American teammate Andy Hampsten, LeMond rides like a champion and becomes the first American to win the Tour de France. His win signals the passing of cycling's last hide-bound generation and the birth of a new breed of riders. In Slaying the Badger, award-winning author Richard Moore traces each story line to its source through innumerable interviews--not only with LeMond and Hinault in their own homes but also with teammates, rivals, race directors, journalists, sponsors, and promoters. Told from these many perspectives, the alliances, tirades, and broken promises divulged in Slaying the Badger build to the stunning climax of the 1986 Tour de France. Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling's most extraordinary rivalry.
By focusing on one of the most pivotal phases of triathlon, multisport athletes will improve their cycling with more efficient pedaling, sharper skills, and increased power. Lynda Wallenfels, an accomplished triathlete and seasoned Ultrafit coach, outlines practical tools and objectives for any training program from sprint to full Ironman, and off-road Olympic distances.
This indispensable guide focuses on how aspiring triathletes can successfully complete a sprint- or Olympic-distance triathlon. Triathlon Training Basics is specifically written for beginning triathletes, their personal trainers, and coaches. It’s the cornerstone for any triathlon training program. Triathlon Training Basics features: +Individual 12-week training plans for triathletes of varied fitness levels +Team 6-week training plans +Guidelines for exercise intensity +Fueling and hydration information for endurance training and racing +Swimming, cycling, and running equipment, proper fit, economical upgrades, strength training, and stretching +Essential information for sprint- and Olympic-distance races
This collection of superhuman mountain performances recounts the stories of cycling’s legendary climbers and the lesser-known riders who etched their moment of triumph into the sport’s annals. Uphill Battle revels in the themes of the human condition—from heroism, teamwork, superb athleticism, and personal sacrifice, on down the scale to jealousy, deceit, and sabotage. Owen Mulholland gives readers a roadside experience of the most memorable climbs and endears them to the legacy of cycling’s climbers. More than 40 climbers are profiled, spanning a century of the sport.
Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read€”even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old bicycles from top to bottom. In over 500 pages, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of bike maintenance and repair jobs: Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes; Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur; Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting; Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels; Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets; New tech: How to maintain 11-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters, disc brakes; Cyclocross: How to set up a 'cross bike for racing, select the right components, and make quick repairs; Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycling running smoothly for years. What's New in Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.: More than 700 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views. New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo electronic shifting groups. New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. New tech covered in depth: through-axle forks, SRAM eTap wireless shifting, second generation Shimano and Campagnolo electronic shifting, direct-mount sidepull brakes, SRAM X-Sync 1x11 cyclocross systems, tubular tire gluing tapes. New troubleshooting chartsNew master guide to press-fit bottom brackets. Also covered in the 5th edition: All derailleur shifting systems (5-speed through 11-speed); all bottom bracket systems (cone-and-cup through press-fit); all brake systems (including caliper, V-brake, cantilever, and disc); all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes including cyclocross and disc-brake wheels; special sections on cyclocross throughout including troubleshooting, maintenance, service, repair, and equipment selection; updated and expanded torque tables; complete illustration index and complete subject index.
Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes is the first and only book on the market that caters to the specific bike tuning and maintenance needs of triathletes. Using the successful format of his best-selling VeloPress books, Lennard Zinn guides triathletes through the many triathlon-specific problems including bike tuning, maintenance, and shipping a bike safely from race to race. He also provides clear advice on equipment choice and upgrades to help readers make sensible choices as they advance through the sport. Triathletes will improve comfort and develop speed in the aerodynamic time trial position, increasing their enjoyment of the bike leg, which is the most technical leg of any triathlon race.
The first ever comprehensive guidebook for bikepacking and backcountry bike camping, Salsa's The Bikepacking Guide is full of the info you need to brave the wild on two wheels. Written by Salsa-sponsored athletes, Kaitlyn Boyle and Kurt Refsnider, it's a critical resource for anyone interested in exploring off the beaten path, whether you're a first-time camper or a seasoned pro. This 88-page book encompasses gear, tips and tricks, route planning, food and hydration, bike setup, and more. The authors also address goal setting, backcountry safety, and the importance of Leave No Trace ethics. Salsa knows that knowledge is just as important as inspiration when you're planning your next adventure and The Bikepacking Guide provides the advice cyclists need for a safe and ethical backcountry experience.
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