Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition – digital bonus

Thank you for reading the book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition. It was a lot of work, and I’m proud of it.

As good as the book is, a book is not the ideal way to express the movements, sensations and joys of shredding trails.

I’ve created this page to help you get even more out of MMBS3. Below is a list of chapters and pages in the book, with links to videos, calculators and more information. I hope these lessons help you get even more enjoyment from the book — and your Riding!

Lee

Do you have questions or comments about the skills?

Please post in the comments forms on the lesson pages, and join the Lee Likes Bikes MTB School Facebook group.

A Lee Likes Bikes MTB School membership is required

to view the below lessons. Your membership includes full access to all of the RideLogic™ bike setup tools and kung fu skills lessons. Dial in the skills you think you have and learn completely new skills!

These selected lessons tie with the MMBS3 book. To see all of the great content you have access to, go to the LLBMTB Member Area.

Introduction

My Goals for This School
Learn to Learn
6 Ways to Challenge Perceptions and Change Results by Dr. Jason Richardson
Step Up to a Higher Level
Mix and Match Your Skills

CH1: Choose Your Weapon

The RideLogic™ bike setup system is simple, and it works great! This section of the site goes way beyond the book to help you dial in your bike for your body and riding style and make smart decisions about your next bike. Don’t buy an expensive bike that’s the wrong size!

See the entire RideLogic™ bike setup system here

Here are some tidbits to get you started:

Become one with your bike: about the RideLogic™ bike setup system

Dial in your bike step by step step by step.

Rider Area Distance (RAD): the most important measurement

RideLogic™ on-bike check: you won’t believe how easy this is

Rider Area Angle in Degrees (RAAD): tweaking your setup to fit your riding style

RideLogic™ Cockpit Calculator: basic and useful

RideLogic™ Pro Cockpit Calculator: for people with unusual proportions

How to adjust your cockpit: hint: get a shorter stem

Understand stems and bars: how they affect your cockpit

Calculate your ideal handlebar width

Plus lots, lots more. See the entire RideLogic™ bike setup system here.

CH2: Become One with Your Bike

See the entire Riding Positions section here

F6 off-bike training program
RipRow™ off-bike training tool

Pg 50: Use your hips!
Pg 51: Hip Drive! Coming soon
Pg 52: Push-Pull Handlebars.
Pg 55: Attack Position.
Pg 58-59: High/Low Hinge.
Pg 59: Integrating the Hips.
Pg 62-63: Transitioning Attack Position.
Pg 66: Loading & Unloading: Coming soon

CH3: Control Your Speed

Pg 72: Essential braking.
Pg 74: Loaded braking.

Ch4: Make Great Power

Pg 84: Seated pedaling.
Pg 88: Standing pedaling.
Pg 89: Sprinting.

Ch5: Carve Every Corner

Pg 105: Loading turns.
Pg 106 Essential Cornering.
Pg 107 Lean the bike.
Pg 108: Load the bike.
Pg 108: Hip Drive!
Pg 120: Rail a berm.
Pg 121: Carve flat corner.
Pg 123: Off-camber turns: Coming soon
Pg 123: Switchbacks: Coming soon

Ch6: Ride Down Almost Anything



Pg 130:
Ride down things.
Pg 134: Slow speed ledge.
Pg 135: Medium speed ledge.
Pg 136: Fast speed ledge.
Pg 138: Flying off a drop.
Pg 140: Wheelie drop: Coming soon

Ch7: Ride Up Almost Anything

Pg 144: Climb up things.
Pg 145: Pedaling up hill.
Pg 147: Pedaling Transition: Coming soon
Pg 148: Pedaling up Steep.
Pg 149 Pedaling up Ledge.

Ch8: Pump Bumps for Free Speed

Pg 153: Arms.
Pg 153: Arms cont.
Pg 154: Legs.
Pg 155: Integrated Pump.
Pg 155: Integrated Pump cont.
Pg 157: Pump rocks.
Pg 158: Pump a berm.

Crazy awesome

Row/Anti-Row philosophy
Next-level pumping

Ch9: Wheelie, Manual and Hop Like a Boss

This site only shows skills from Section 2: For Kung Fu Masters.

Pg 175: Pull-Push.
Pg 176: Kung-fu PowerWheelie: Coming soon
Pg 178: Real BunnyHop.
Pg 179: Hopping & Turning.
Pg 180: Pump Manual: Coming soon
Pg 181: Pump Manual Hop: Coming soon
Pg 182: Pedal Hop: Coming soon

Ch10: Might As Well Jump

Read this before you jump

Pg 189: Jumping basics.
Pg 196: Max air!
Pg 197: Racer low.
Pg 200: Step downs.
Pg 201: Step ups.
Pg 204: Hip jumps: Coming soon
Pg 206: Jump into turns: Coming soon
Pg 206: Scrubbing: Coming soon

Ch14: Flow On Any Trail

See better to go faster
Don’t look. See.
Pick great lines
Match your line and speed to your skills
Find a state of Flow
Hack your flow state
Trigger yourself into peak performance by Dr. Jason Richardson

These selected lessons tie with the MMBS3 book. To see all of the great content you have access to, go to the LLBMTB Member Area.

Introduction

My Goals for This School
Learn to Learn
6 Ways to Challenge Perceptions and Change Results by Dr. Jason Richardson
Step Up to a Higher Level
Mix and Match Your Skills

CH1: Choose Your Weapon

The RideLogic™ bike setup system is simple, and it works great! This section of the site goes way beyond the book to help you dial in your bike for your body and riding style and make smart decisions about your next bike. Don’t buy an expensive bike that’s the wrong size!

See the entire RideLogic™ bike setup system here

Here are some tidbits to get you started:

Become one with your bike: about the RideLogic™ bike setup system

Dial in your bike step by step step by step.

Rider Area Distance (RAD): the most important measurement

RideLogic™ on-bike check: you won’t believe how easy this is

Rider Area Angle in Degrees (RAAD): tweaking your setup to fit your riding style

RideLogic™ Cockpit Calculator: basic and useful

RideLogic™ Pro Cockpit Calculator: for people with unusual proportions

How to adjust your cockpit: hint: get a shorter stem

Understand stems and bars: how they affect your cockpit

Calculate your ideal handlebar width

Plus lots, lots more. See the entire RideLogic™ bike setup system here.

CH2: Become One with Your Bike

See the entire Riding Positions section here

F6 off-bike training program
RipRow™ off-bike training tool


Use your hips!
Triangle of Awesome
Off the bike: Master this movement
3 essential positions: off/on the bike
The overall mission
The low “attack” or hinged position
The extended power position
Don’t lean forward or back!
Lock your core

CH3: Control Your Speed

Essential braking
Heavy braking
Advanced sine wave of love: Hop to heavy braking

Ch4: Make Great Power

Pedaling posture
Seated pedaling
Standing pedaling
Sprinting

Ch5: Carve Every Corner

Basic cornering
Cornering overview
Cornering step 1: lean the bike
Cornering step 2: load the bike
Cornering step 3: drive your hips
Foot down or feet level?
A tale of two angles

Pumping corners (advanced)
A corner … is a sideways hole
Pumping berms
Pumping flat turns
Scalloping turns
Slalom drill
Hopping between turns

Ch6: Ride Down Almost Anything

Intro: This is simpler than you think
Riding down a hill
Rolling down a ledge
Flying off a drop (advanced)
Wheelie drop (advanced)
Big drop with a lip (advanced)

Ch7: Ride Up Almost Anything

Intro
Pedaling up a hill
Pedaling up a steep slope
Pedaling up a steep ledge
Dynamic traction for loose climbs

Ch8: Pump Bumps for Free Speed

What is pumping?
Pumping step 1: arms
   See Pull-push
Pumping step 2: legs
Pumping step 3: arms and legs
Pumping step 4: ellipses of love (advanced)
Pumping berms

Crazy awesome

Row/Anti-Row philosophy
Next-level pumping

Ch9: Wheelie, Manual and Hop Like a Boss

This site only shows skills from Section 2: For Kung Fu Masters.

Intro: an easier way to learn (public)
Pull-push: better than a manual
See Pumping step 1: arms
Kung fu power wheelie: upward!
Real bunny hop: simple and powerful
Hopping higher: adding pop to your hops
Pump manual: dead sexy
Pump-manual hop: BMX badassery

Ch10: Might As Well Jump

Read this before you jump
Essential jumping technique
Step-ups and step-downs
Flying high vs. staying low
When good jumps go bad
Jumping: another perspective

Ch14: Flow On Any Trail

See better to go faster
Don’t look. See.
Pick great lines
Match your line and speed to your skills
Find a state of Flow
Hack your flow state
Trigger yourself into peak performance by Dr. Jason Richardson

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