Probably the most comprehensive guide to trials riding anywhere! After years of research and editing, Julien Happich, the webmaster of the popular trials tutorial website TrashZen has finally finished his new book. If you've ever been tempted by trials riding or if you are frustrated about having to dismount when you come across single-track obstacles, this guide will offer you an excellent complement of information in order to tune your skills far beyond "single-track business as usual", whether you ride on natural terrain or favor gritty urban landscapes.
This manual is a natural extension of the TrashZen online resources, fully re-edited and easy to carry around so you can refer to it where and when you need it most, in your favorite riding zone. It is essential reading for new trials riders and anyone with an interest in the elaborate and counter-intuitive techniques of Trials Riding.
From the back cover:
"Over 40 techniques and transitions are carefully reviewed, from basic bike maneuvering to expert-level moves as performed by the pros at UCI competitions. Each move is dissected step-by-step with numerous photos and tips that will boost both your confidence and riding ability. It all starts with balance and a few hops on the back wheel, before you start challenging yourself on new lines and obstacles, looking at new ways to push your limits while staying on your bike. Also included in this book are several chapters about the sport's evolution, bike geometry and setup, as well as preparation advice.
Endorsed by the Union Cycliste Internationale, this carefully crafted handbook features numerous photos from top riders competing at UCI's recent Trials World Cups and World Championships. It also features an introduction by UCI President, Pat McQuaid and a foreword by multiple Trials World champion and trials legend Kenny Belaey!"