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MASTERING MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS: 1ST BIRTHDAY








Order your copy!

The book’s been out for a year.



Copies sold: 11,000


Copies being tranlated into Russian: 5,000


Copies being translated into Polish: 2,500


Next language: Spanish


I’ll keep you posted on how to get foreign editions.


Actual quotes that I did not make up:



This book is the best book on a sport i have ever seen, forget the best mtbing book, this is simply the best sports book. ever.



I was blown away by this book. It is by far the best mountain biking technique book out there.


I just wanted to let you know your book ROCKS!! It talks to me in a language I understand, & it makes me want to go ride – I don’t need to say any more than this.



Best skills book I’ve ever seen!



Do you have any concept of how much good stuff is in your book? (Yes.—Lee :)



I cant put it down, you’ve managed to pack so much information into it and the photos are excellent.
As a beginer Mountain biker this book is by far the best I’ve ever seen.



Really good book!! Great information. Very well written. You humor comes through. I enjoyed it.



Killer book!



I once thought that it was never possible to drop in on to a vertical ramp with a mountain bike. This book sure proved me wrong and gave me the confidence thanks to the step-by-step how to guidelines and pictures to anchor those guidelines. So, yeah, that book has been a good investment to improve and make my riding more interesting. Again, thanks!



I finished your book and I wanted to say what a fantastic read it is It was very entertaining as well as informative and there’s something about being able to put what you do/feel on a bike into words so that others can adopt and learn from it



I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that I got the book and it is AWESOME. I read through alot of it in one night. There is is something for every level rider/racer. I know I learned a few things on cornering. Great Job!



Got the book and I’m totally stoked. This is the real deal. I’ve managed to read nearly the whole thing in just a few days. Very well written and fun – really has me pumped to get the season started. Anyone on two wheels could benefit from this.



Not only did you guys fill a void of good how to MTB books, you went over the top. Job well done and I look forward to more — now I can throw away my Greg Lemond and Lance books and learn how to ride a real bike!



We were doing downhill shuttles the other day, and on each ride up I read a different section. I focused on a new technique every run, and every run was 5-10 seconds faster!



WOW, what an awesome book, I’ve been glued to it ever since receiving my copy last week.



I read the book twice leading up to a Downhill event near Bakersfield, CA this past weekend as a sport class rider and I got my first Win. Prior to this I’d been on the podium five out of five events but, could not get over that hump and now I’m ready to achieve what had eluded me since I started racing last year.



Very good job, definitely one of a kind, plenty of great information, awesome photos, diagrams, tips, jokes, puns, everything. Hopefully it will give me more knowledge, along with more riding and training to bump me up to Semi-pro status this year.



And they continue here.



Order your copy!

12 Comments

  1. Nick Says February 10, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    Holy Moly! Congrats Lee, I knew it was a good book but wow! That’s a lot of copies. Keep up the good work. When’s the next one coming out?


  2. Fred Says February 13, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    Lee,
    This book is the bible of MTB skills books. I am a better rider because of it. thank you.


  3. Biscuit Says February 13, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

    Wow, that’s a whole lot more than I ever would have expected a cycling oriented book to sell. Congradulations Lee!

    (Now broadcasting in Russian)


  4. leelikesbikes Says February 13, 2006 @ 7:58 pm

    Thanks man. The publisher didn’t expect it either—the first print run was only 7,000. All I can say is ROCK AND ROLL.

    In Russian


  5. Capt. Jack Sparrow Says February 17, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Lee and Brian, thanks for taking the time and energy to write this book! I loooved it and can’t wait for where I live to dry out and warm up so I can practice the techniques outlined in it!

    BTW, the book was at Border’s… I was psyched to find it there!
    -Capt. Jack
    Conversations with Mud


  6. p@wDD Says February 18, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    “Copies being translated into Polish: 2,500” Where can I buy them? :| I’m shocked! Your book’s here? In Poland?


  7. leelikesbikes Says February 18, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

    It will be soon. They’ve designed a new cover (with a sweet new shot of Lopes), and I think they’re translating now. I’ll post purchase details as soon as I get them.

    Too cool!


  8. Twich Says February 19, 2006 @ 8:29 pm

    I loved the book. It really helped with my riding here in Vermont. I’m so glad that a lot of people are reading your book. It’s really cool that people who don’t use the english language will be able too improve their riding.
    It’s really helped me and my friends. I helped start a mountain bike club at my school and this will really help teach the beginners basic bike handeling skills.
    Thanks from me and all of the moutain bikers who read your book.


  9. p@wDD Says February 20, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    Please, give me some details. Who’s responsible? Why polish language? Yes, too cool for sure! ;)


  10. Jaime Delgado Says February 22, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

    Hey Lee, this is a very nice website. I’m a Colombian bike rider lover. There are so many nice places to ride over here, besides some of the most beautiful women on the planet. Let me know your book is available in spanish.
    Can’t wait to hit the trails again. See U


  11. leelikesbikes Says February 22, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Dang, Colombia sounds great!


  12. Asher Says February 24, 2006 @ 11:45 am

    Thanks Lee from Russia It’s just realesed in our country. I hope these book helps me to go to the next level in my riding!
    Best regards from Russia!
    Asher.


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