It's here…the 2nd Edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian Lopes now Available!


Conquer any terrain…

Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends or a rider looking to beat the competition. Let Mastering Mountain Bike Skills help you ride with more confidence and have more fun.

In the follow-up to the best selling mountain biking instructional book, printed in six languages, the new and improved 2nd edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Brian and Lee provide you with updated detailed, technical instructions with high-quality photo sequences and demonstrations to conquer any terrain.



Chapter 1: Choose Your Weapon
Chapter 2: Become One With Your Bike
Chapter 3: Make Great Power
Chapter 4: Brake Better to Go Faster
Chapter 5: Carve Any Corner
Chapter 6: Wheelie and Hop Over Anything
Chapter 7: Pump Terrain for Free Speed
Chapter 8: Drop Like a Feather
Chapter 9: Jump With the Greatest of Ease
Chapter 10: Flow on Any Trail
Chapter 11: Handle Crazy Conditions
Chapter 12: Avoid Injuries
Chapter 13: Race Like a Champ

Enjoy the read, copies available at

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • eric says:

    this is one of the best books ever on learning new techniques….not just for beginners…this book has advanced tips as well. i highly suggest it!

  • henrymiller says:

    I have first edition and it is great. Soo many tips and techniques. Everytime i read it i get something new. I”ll be picking up this edition in morning

  • is says:

    and i just got the first one! oh well, sick book anyway

  • Roger says:

    Is there much difference from the first edition?

  • Lee McCormack says:

    Great question. Lots of stuff:

    Brian has a new emphasis in his riding. Less gated racing, more trail and endurance. That shows up.

    Since the first edition came out, Lee has created a sequential teaching curriculum, and he’s been refining it for more than five years teaching riders of all styles and levels. That teaching mindset now informs the whole book. This edition does a much better job of teaching you how to ride better.

    The whole book has been updated. Here is some of the new content:

    - Suspension choice and setup
    - 29ers
    - Women specific bikes
    - Customizing your bike for your riding style
    - Saddle choice and fit
    - Gearing options
    - Body position – this informs the whole book
    - Pedaling form and fitness
    - Braking technique
    - Keys to good cornering
    - Hopping onto a ledge
    - Pumping bumps and turns – new chapter
    - Applying pump on real terrain – this also informs the whole book
    - How far can you drop?
    - How to case a jump safely
    - Avoid injuries – new chapter with common mistakes and their fixes
    - Top 5 MTB training exercises
    - Dual slalom
    - Super D
    - 24-hour races
    - Glossary – yeah, braaap is in there

    More details here:

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