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Review by Kanda_theGreat -- Let’s Mountain Bike!

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Let’s Mountain Bike!" by Paul Molenberg.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Let's Mountain Bike! by Paul Molenberg is a non-fictional book that addresses bike riding, specifically mountain bikes. The book is divided into five parts and twenty chapters. This structural division has enabled the author to address different aspects about the experience of riding a mountain bike, without sounding repetitive. The parts independently deal with factors to consider when acquiring a new mountain bike, preparing to ride, the actual riding skills, fitness training and finally any other factors to consider. The author's unbiased approach ensured that both men and women can borrow a skill or two from the book.

Molenberg has given us different categories of bikes, which range from: hard tail cross-country, trail bikes, aggressive trail bikes, gravity driven bikes, plus-sized bikes and further descriptions of more categories of other types of bikes. The categories classify the bikes according to their tire size, their frame sizes and suspension types. This is because such qualities determine whether a bike can be comfortable rode in ascending or descending a hill, or riding on a flat terrain. The author has also informed his readers on which bikes they can purchase depending on their budgets, by providing a list of conventional prices for different types of bikes.

I liked the inclusion of graphic images in the book, which aided in creating an aspect of precision to the reader. One is able to clearly see the distinguishing features of the different categories of the bikes. Moreover, scales have been provided, which act as parameters through which a reader can measure different aspects of the bike. The different parts of bikes have also been illustrated graphically to enable a reader tell them apart. Although I have literary no experience in mountain bike riding, I was able to understand what the author was talking about, which would not have been possible in outright narration alone.

The author's holistic approach to mountain bike riding is commendable, as this gives the book an "all you need" characteristic. Molenberg considered the fact that a reader's safety is of essence in the various terrain. He has provided examples of threats that a rider is likely to face, which are all caused by wild animals. Amateur riders can basically begin their first riding experiences with the advices contained in this book, and end up contented.

I only found a single typographical error in the book and, therefore, believe that it was professionally edited.I rate it four out of four stars and recommend it to any reader who wants to try mountain bike riding. Experienced riders can also borrow an insight or two from this book.

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As a bike lover, this has attracted me
. Thankyou for showing me this must read

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It truly does sound like the author did an efficient job of organizing all of the relevant bike information in an easily approachable way. I read the first ten pages and was also impressed by the organizational layout and educational approach. Thanks for your review!

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AvidBibliophile wrote:
31 Mar 2020, 20:52
It truly does sound like the author did an efficient job of organizing all of the relevant bike information in an easily approachable way. I read the first ten pages and was also impressed by the organizational layout and educational approach. Thanks for your review!
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Luc1e wrote:
31 Mar 2020, 20:46
As a bike lover, this has attracted me
. Thankyou for showing me this must read
I'm happy that my review has been helpful to you, thank you for the kind words.
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Seemingly a good educational book. I would like to try this one since I like the sport. Thanks for the nice review 👍👍
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I don't think this book is for me, but I do have a friend who is in love with cycling sport, and this topic seems just right for him. I will certainly recommend it. Thank you! Splendid review!
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Sushan wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 20:08
Seemingly a good educational book. I would like to try this one since I like the sport. Thanks for the nice review
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InStoree wrote:
03 Apr 2020, 07:49
I don't think this book is for me, but I do have a friend who is in love with cycling sport, and this topic seems just right for him. I will certainly recommend it. Thank you! Splendid review!
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I have never done any mountain biking, and I'm afraid that I am too old to start now. However, this book seems to have a lot of good information for those who are interested in it. Thanks for the informative and interesting review!

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Prisallen wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 08:31
I have never done any mountain biking, and I'm afraid that I am too old to start now. However, this book seems to have a lot of good information for those who are interested in it. Thanks for the informative and interesting review!
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This seems like a thorough and useful book for people who are interested in mountain biking. Thanks for the great review!

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SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 06:56
This seems like a thorough and useful book for people who are interested in mountain biking. Thanks for the great review!
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I had never thought about wild animals being dangerous to bikers, but I can see why they would be a hazard. This book sounds like a great guide. Nice review!

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I love cycling within the city, but mountain biking is a different ball-game altogether. Your review is enticing me to learn more about this outdoor sport through this book. A very comprehensive yet crisp review. Really enjoyed reading it.

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