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.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Lennard Zinn is one of the world's most recognized experts on bicycle maintenance and repair. He is a bicycle frame builder and an enthusiastic rider and mechanic. Zinn is also the senior technical writer for VeloNews magazine.
Table of Contents
2 Basic stuff
3 Emergency repairs
8 Cranks and bottom brackets
10 Saddles and seatposts
11 Handlebars, stems, headsets
12 Wheel building
A Troubleshooting index
B Gear development
C Mountain bike fitting
D Torque table
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!"
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).