In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, world-champion biking pro Brian Lopes shares firsthand knowledge of the skills required for excelling in all mountain biking disciplines. Known for his unrivaled bike-handling abilities, fierce racing techniques, and cross-discipline versatility, Lopes influences millions through such broadcast outlets as the Outdoor Life Network and Eurosport and in magazines Bike, Decline, Twentysix, Bicycling, Mountain Biking, Men's Health, USA Today, and Rolling Stone. He is the winningest professional mountain biker in the United States with eight National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) Championship titles, four World Cup Championship titles, and two World Championship titles to his credit. The advanced, detailed instruction in Mastering Mountain Bike Skills transcends cross-country riding, providing the framework for riding more efficiently and faster in the cross-country, free riding, downhill, dirt jumping, mountain cross, and urban terrain riding disciplines. Lopes' proven skills, technical know-how, and performance insights give readers the tools to build and improve their riding abilities in any terrain.Illustrations and photography of specific maneuvers and adjustments reveal the important, yet often overlooked, subtleties of the techniques presented, while sidebars and personal anecdotes provide insight to Lopes' world-class instruction. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the expert guide for riders who wish to step up their game in any venue of the sport.