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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance : The World's Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair

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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.

Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read-even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task.

This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs:

* Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes

* Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur

* Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting

* Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels

* Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets

* New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters

* Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix it

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years.

What's New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.:

* New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit.

* New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements.

* New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them.

* Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains.

* Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems.

* New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel.

* New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems.

* New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants.

* Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets.

* New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels.

* More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations.

* Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag.

* Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26", 27.5", and 29" bikes.

* Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered.

Whether you're riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 25mm | 454g
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 600 Illustrations, color
  • 1937715477
  • 9781937715472
  • 17,450

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO FIX YOUR BIKE!

Whether your mountain bike is new or old, running great or in need of repair, Lennard Zinn's easy-to-follow instructions will help you maintain it and keep it working like new. Learn how to do it yourself and take care of every part of your bicycle, from basic tune-ups to major overhauls.

Simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through each procedure, including how to fix shifting problems; repair a flat; adjust brakes; maintain or replace a chain; troubleshoot noises; adjust suspension; true a wheel--it's all here, with hundreds of detailed illustrations of how parts go together and professional advice for doing the job right.

Itemized lists explain which tools you'll need, whether you are stocking a workshop or making a quick repair.

No matter what type of mountain bike or hybrid you own, Lennard Zinn's time-saving tips and clear instructions will help you maintain it, fix it, upgrade it, and keep it running dependably for years to come. Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenanceis your one-stop reference for everything you need to know about your bike!

Bicycle BasicsSimple instructions for regular bicycle careHow to do your own bike fit

Complete Bike RepairHow to fix every bike part: brakes, wheels, tires, headsets, pedals, derailleurs, chains, hubs, handlebars, seatposts, saddles, shifters, shocks, and suspension forks

Solve Common Bicycle ProblemsDiagnose and fix problems like a skipping chain, rough shifting, squeaky brakes, or a stuck seatpost

The Ultimate ReferenceExhaustive troubleshooting index; glossary of terms; torque specifications; gear chart for 26-, 27.5-, and 29-inch wheels

Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. He was a member of the US national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for more than 50 years. A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also a technical writer for VeloNews magazine and hosts the popular Tech Q&A column on VeloNews.com.
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Table of contents

Introduction

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

1 Tools

2 Basic Stuff: Preride Inspection, Wheel Removal, and General Cleaning

3 Emergency Repairs: How to Get Home When Something Big Breaks or You Get Lost or Hurt

4 Chains

5 Cable-Shift Transmissions: Front and Rear Derailleurs, Cables, and Shifters

6 Electronic Shifting Systems

7 Tires: Tires, Tubes, and Tubeless Tires

8 Wheels: Rims, Spokes, Hubs, Cassettes, and Freewheels

9 Disc Brakes

10 Rim Brakes: Cables, Levers, and Calipers

11 Cranks and Bottom Brackets

12 Handlebars, Stems, and Headsets

13 Pedals

14 Saddles and Seatposts

15 Wheelbuilding

16 Forks

17 Frames

APPENDIXES

A Troubleshooting Index

B Gear Development

C Mountain Bike Fitting

D Torque Table

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Illustration Index

About the Author and Illustrators
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Review quote

Coming soon! -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 Timesmagazine-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 Guidemagazine-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 "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 Timesmagazine"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 Guidemagazine"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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About Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. He is a world-renowned bicycle technician, frame builder, and tech writer for VeloNews magazine and VeloNews.com.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 for his business Zinn Cycles, Lennard hosts the popular bike tech Q&A column on VeloNews.com.His best-selling bike maintenance and repair 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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