Don’t let a mechanical cut your ride short. This guide is small enough to carry in your pack, and emphasizes practical skills like changing your chain, adjusting your gears, fixing brakes, and repairing flats. Learn what to take with you on the trail (tools, clothing, and fuel), and how to do a pre-ride inspection. Also includes information on how to get the best out of your bike, from cornering effectively to doing wheelies and bunny hops, as well as tips on weather, trail etiquette, and first aid. Packed with instructional photos and illustrations in a step-by-step format.