To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. With such enthusiasts in mind, Bike! Is the first book to be produced on the history of the world's most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers. Within its pages you will discover the beautifully illustrated story of the artisans and visionary sportspeople who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends.
From the cradle of road biking on the plains of northern Italy to the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County, California, Bike! unmasks the soul behind names like Colnago, Shimano and Campagnolo. Distributed throughout the book are special double-page photographic features on ten landmark bikes that were the first to introduce groundbreaking technology, from Maurice Garin's Ondiana cycle in the first Tour de France of 1903 to the Team Sky Pinarello Dogma of 2010.
Completed by sublime photography and graphic timelines, this book is the most striking tribute ever created to the craftsmanship, precision and speed of the racing bicycle. Edited by seasoned cycling veteran and bestselling author Richard Moore, Bike! is the perfect book for cycling fanatics and design aficionados alike.
About the Author
Richard Moore is a journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports, the Scotsman, and Procycling magazine. A former racing cyclist, he represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi.
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Comments about Bike!:
This was bought as a gift for a cycling afficionado. The information was detailed and interesting and the layout and pictures make for an attractive book, worthy of any coffee table.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 21.1 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.64