Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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Overview

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide—now in two colors for easier reference—can make a bike mechanic out of anyone.

Lennard Zinn’s expert advice makes quick work of mountain bike repair. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn’s ...

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Overview

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide—now in two colors for easier reference—can make a bike mechanic out of anyone.

Lennard Zinn’s expert advice makes quick work of mountain bike repair. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn’s practical, time-saving tips. Zinn’s friendly advice and years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bikes. Indeed, no matter what mountain bike you may have in your garage, chances are you’ll find it—and the way to fix it—in these pages.
 

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Editorial Reviews

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“Lennard Zinn is a veritable cycling Einstein, and as a naturally gifted teacher he has the unique ability to explain even the most difficult mechanical task." —Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist, U.S. Pro champion, and Tour de France stage winner

"Understanding the mechanics of your bike, knowing how to adjust it to suit your riding style, and knowing how to keep it running smoothly are essential to your mountain biking performance. Nobody teaches these skills better than the famous artiste "Leonardo da Zinnski." —Ned Overend, World and National Mountain Bike Champion

“Lennard Zinn is an institution in the bicycle world—a legend. Legions of cyclists have learned to repair bikes from him, ridden bicycles he’s built, or used his advice as guidance on how to better enjoy the world on two wheels.” — Bicycle Times magazine

"Regardless of your skill level, this book is a great manual to have on hand. In its 5th edition, Zinn adds to an already impressive knowledge base, keeping things up-to-date with current innovations and tools. It doesn’t spend all of its 464 pages going over installation and maintenance procedures; there are also a lot of useful tips and tricks." — Adventure Cycling magazine

"Zinn is very good at taking you incrementally through the learning process—whether you are a beginner or expert mechanic." — Out There Monthly magazine

"This book almost rates along with those ‘missing manuals’ that exist for computer software. When was the last time the manual that came with your bike bore any relation to it? Exactly. You could barely buy a decent tire for the price of this book and that should be justification enough." — TheWashingMachinePost.net

"Simple to reaad and follow, the illustrated, large-format paperback manual features everything from replacing a flat to repairing components. It’s a great addition to any new biker’s library but offers invaluable advice for experts, too." — Sports Guide magazine

"This 5th edition contains details on bike technology introduced since 2005. Includes sections on belt drives and internal gear hubs, which are completely ignored in almost ever other general audience repair book." — Cyclelicio.us

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030592
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 131,359
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lennard Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer (Zinn Cycles), Lennard is also the technical writer for VeloNews magazine and Singletrack.com and hosts the popular Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books include Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn’s Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner’s Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Tools

2 Basic stuff

3 Emergency repairs

4 Chains

5 Transmission

6 Wheels

7 Brakes

8 Cranks and bottom brackets

9 Pedals

10 Saddles and seatposts

11 Handlebars, stems, headsets

12 Wheel building

13 Forks

14 Frames

Appendices

A Troubleshooting index

B Gear development

C Mountain bike fitting

D Torque table

Glossary

Bibliography

Illustration Index

Index

About the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2009

    Excellent Bike Maintenance Book!

    I bought this specific book after reading about it in both, Mountain Bike Action Magazine and Bicycling Magazine. The book is written in an easy-to-follow format that is perfect for someone who wants to learn basic and advanced mountain bike maintenance. I look at this way, "If you only have the money to buy one book on maintaining your mountain bike, buy this one!"

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    NOT A HARDCOVER!!

    I have no doubt this book is as good as everyone says it is. It was recommended by my local bike repair shop as the ultimate in bike repair. HOWEVER, THIS BOOK IS NOT A HARDCOVER BOOK. IT IS A NICE PAPERBACK. I do not even think they sell this in a hardback. I called and received 10% of the purchase price back since the website erroneously listed this as a hardcover (I wish it did come in that format).

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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