Serious Mountain Biking

Ride at your highest performance level!

Ride faster and smarter than ever before! Olympian, former national champion, and elite cycling coach Ann Trombley is your authoritative guide to learning how with improved:

  • technical maneuvers that maximize both speed and safety
  • training methods and workouts that yield superior results
  • racing preparations amd tactics that make competition more rewarding and more successful
  • selection and fitting of equipment

Serious Mountain Biking gives you the answers to the questions and solutions to the problems you have encountered while participating in the sport. No need to continue learning by trial and error when such experience and expertise are at your fingertips. Make every minute and mile you invest on the bike more beneficial and enjoyable with the help of Ann Trombley, your invaluable mountain biking resource.


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Table of Contents:

Part I: Negotiating Tough Courses

Carving Turns
Climbing Steep Grunts
Flying on the Down Side
Clearing Drop Offs
Maintaining Traction in Slippery Conditions
Plowing Through Sand Pits
Breaking Loose on the Flats
Dominating Slick Rocks and Baby Heads
Hoofing Through Dangerous Spots
Crossing Water

Part II: Pre-Race Training and Conditioning

Setting a Performance Timetable
Monitoring Your Progress
Building Speed and Endurance

Part III: Planning for Race Day

Pre-Race Peaking Pros and Cons
Pre-Riding the Course
Preparing for Race Day
Executing Your Mental Plan
Adjusting to Obstacles


"Thank you for all your help" - Jenny Smith - Xterra veteran