Mountain Bike Madness and The World of BMX are books aimed at your average young cyclists but, they hold a tremendous amount of information for the mature student of the sport as well. Your first look at the format of "Madness" and "World" tends to make you aware of the youthfulness of the target audience, but the caliber and scope of the photography in these books definitely make them coffee table worthy as well.
Richly illustrated with sharp brilliant color photography, "Madness" and "BMX" capture the spirit and unbridled outdoor enjoyment that is so much a part of the off-road bike scene. The photography is first class and the layout and images echo the text beautifully with a visual compliment that takes you to the mountain side, single track or BMX park with first class reproduction.
If you have ever wondered what the difference is between down hill, free ride, or BMX disciplines, the subtle differences are clearly explained. The origin of each phase of the sport is illuminated in thumbnail histories, which also highlight the luminaries of each discipline.
Relatively short reads, these books are a terrific gift for your young, budding mountain or BMX biker but, be certain to read them first, as they both contain a wealth of information you will find interesting and after you finish, you will be able to join their passion with knowledge and understanding. Then after Junior finishes reading the book, toss it on your coffee table for visitors to enjoy browsing through!
These are both fun and informative books for any age.