Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
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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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* Lennard Zinn is the top-selling bike maintenance author by huge margins with over 200,000 units sold in all editions.

* The Zinn & the Art of Series is the best-selling bike maintenance reference in cycling.

* Mountain bikes are the most popular bike style in the U.S. 1 in 6 Americans rode a bike last year.

* 15 million core cyclists rode their bikes on at least 52 days last year.
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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
  • 19,341

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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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