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Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook by Ben Hewitt provides proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.Now completely revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this comprehensive handbook will help any new cyclist ride with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to choose the rBicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook by Ben Hewitt provides proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.Now completely revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this comprehensive handbook will help any new cyclist ride with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right bike, ride safely in traffic, treat and prevent injuries, train for a century, and perform basic maintenance. Packed with quick tips from the pros at Bicycling magazine, this volume provides everything the new cyclist needs to achieve optimum cycling performance....

Title : Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook: Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls
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ISBN : 9781594863004
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 154 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook: Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls Reviews

  • Daniel Seifert
    2018-10-31 02:33

    The New Cyclist Review is a good source for starting out on the right pedal. It covers numerous topics in a straight forward manner and serves as a guide to developing confidence in cycling. Whether commuting, mountain or road biking, this review has something important to say on numerous, relevant topics. It starts with choosing a bike and riding safely; and moves into everything from fixing a flat to training for a century run. It has a good section on solving common ailments. It's a good reference to keep around the first couple of years as you develop riding skills and learn the joy of riding. Viva La Bicicleta

  • Cade
    2018-11-17 10:56

    Excellent primer for new cyclists, especially road and mountain bike riders. It pretty much covers all of the questions a new rider has. I recommend this for anyone looking to buy a bike or that has just bought one and isn't entirely sure what they just got into.Includes: basic overview of gear (must haves, nice to haves, fun to haves), basics on riding on/off road, basic training plans, importance of nutrition & hydration, basic flat tire repair and maintenance.Reading this a couple years ago might have saved me from a few bonks, cramps, and less enjoyable rides.

  • James
    2018-11-03 02:48

    As a guy with his first road bike, this book was a pretty big help. There was a decent amount about mountain biking that I skipped over, but many of the nitty-gritty tips (such as how to pedal efficiently, climb hills, maintain stability) were all very well received. Sometimes, I felt a little bit like the author was writing for 3 year olds, but generally speaking, the book was well-written and accessible.

  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *
    2018-11-13 09:37

    I find this particularly helpful. It's small, easily portable, and doesn't contain fluff. New cyclist is right - I am and so this book really contained a lot of helpful info. From bike fit and the different types to riding form I thought it was all quite complete. It is a place to start (if you want to go further in cycling or triathlon this will not be your only book) but it covered material I had not found in triathlon books. I found it a great resource!

  • Chad
    2018-10-20 07:39

    This and "Mountain Biking Skills" were a great help in getting back in to cycling with my new bike. (It's been many many years since I've ridden.)

  • Margot
    2018-10-25 07:43

    This is a very useful book for new bicycle riders. I believe the book was formed through the collecting of Bicycle Magazine articles relevant to new riders. It offers a lot of different information than the other bicycling handbooks I've read, particularly more about mountain biking, and a section on actual riding techniques and skills. The emphasis of this book is on cycling as a sport, as opposed to commuting. But I found the information about pacing, etc., to be very helpful for my commuting aspirations as well.

  • Jim
    2018-10-26 03:40

    This is a very fast read, and contains excellent information on all aspects of cycling in a practical, straightforward fashion. One problem with other cycling books is that they assume that the rider is planning to become a professional and ride the Tour de France, and overemphasizes heavy training rituals. This book gives useful information to help a rider increase their performance according to their own goals, and also helps with the nuts and bolts issues that new everyday riders face. I was able to knock this book out in only a couple of hours, also a big plus!

  • Melissa Dally
    2018-10-24 08:55

    An enjoyable read, lots of stuff for us noobs who've never thought about how to seriously up our skills. There was a little bit much hardcore training info for newbie cyclists, IMHO, but maybe there really are people looking to go from completely inexperienced to racing or doing a century ride.This would be a very good place to start if you were going to ride RAGBRAI or a similar event.

  • Robert
    2018-10-26 09:42

    For such a small book there is a lot of real good information here. From choosing your ride to preparing for your first successful century. For new cyclists, and old timers as well, this is a very useful book that may just have that tidbit of information that you are looking for.

  • Niki
    2018-11-05 07:48

    A great introduction to cycling; includes stuff for both mountain and road biking. The Complete Guide to Road Cycling gets more in depth, but can be overwhelming when you're just starting out. Together, though, they're a great combination.

  • Wendy
    2018-10-29 07:49

    A very basic book and I would say very useful to a new cyclist. It cuts through a lot of gobble-de-goop and tells you the important stuff you need to know as a beginner. I just wish I would have read the book three or four years ago. Some of the information was a little too basic, even for me.

  • Jason
    2018-11-13 02:44

    This is a great book for beginning cyclists or those who need a refresher.

  • David
    2018-11-17 03:34

    Interesting characters, but I had trouble following the story...

  • Steve
    2018-10-30 09:50

    A good introduction to both road and mountain biking, with chapters explaining technique, exercise routines, nutrition, training, minor repairs, etc. Well worth the short time it took to read.

  • Megan
    2018-10-19 03:48

    Great resource for a newbie cyclist! Now...I just need to buy my bike!

  • Michelle
    2018-10-28 06:54

    good, sometimes campy. need something geared toward the type of cycling you'll do most.

  • Netzach
    2018-10-31 05:55

    Research

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2018-11-10 07:39

    889 - 2016