The Total Dirt Rider Manual (Dirt Rider): 358 Essential Dirt Bike Skills
Many motorcyclists got their start on a dirt bike, and many more have learned the joy and freedom of trail riding and adventure touring. Affordable, easy to ride and fun, dirt bikes are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and build riding skills. This book covers riding and wrenching basics, as well as more advanced X-games style tricks. The Total Dirt Rider Manual, from Pete Peterson and the Editors of Dirt Rider magazine, is your all-inclusive guide to dirt bike riding. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!
Gear: From how to buy the best bike to evaluating a used ride; suit up for style safety, and comfort. Also learn how to adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions.
Riding: Dirt riding is not just a great form of outdoor recreation, it’s a sport in its own right, and this book has the information you need to enjoy a casual day on the trails or to compete year round.
Wrenching: Dirt Rider is renowned for its “Dr. Dirt” feature, which breaks down repairs from the everyday to the highly specialized into simple, step-by-step tutorials. This book features the best of those, allowing any rider to become their own mechanic and save money.
Suspension: A bike’s suspension is vital, expensive to fix, and tricky to diagnose. If there’s one thing off-road riders crave, it’s the ability and know-how to do this maintenance themselves. This special section delivers with clear, detailed but quick-to-grasp, tips from America’s top race-bike mechanics; this section alone could save a rider thousands of dollars.
Whether you enjoy trail-riding and exploring the backcountry, aspiring to motocross stardom, wondering how they do those amazing freestyle flips, this book is packed with hands-on, off-road tips and tricks to get you there – and keep you moving.
High Quality Book That Will Be A Great Reference For Years To Come This is a pretty cool book for beginners and intermediate riders. It’s got short easy tips on a wide range of subjects, all in full color. It has a lot of things I’ve had to search around the web for all in one place (like a checklist of what to carry with you on the trail). Quite frankly, I can’t understand how they can sell a book so inexpensively considering the quality paper and full color printing. I haven’t read the book cover to cover yet, but so far, I think it will be a reference I…
Informative for the Novice and beginner. As an older dirt rider I bought this to reacquaint myself with the more current trends in dirt biking and off roading. This appears to be geared toward the novice rider or someone thinking of buying a dirt bike for the first time. That’s fine as I haven’t had an off road motorcycle in over twenty years. This has some great illustrations and is a nicely presented package. Won’t make you an expert but gives you a basic foundation for you to gain additional information and experience. I…
Great book for beginners and experts great quality