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Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance [Paperback]

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A well-illustrated guide to mountain bike maintenance walks readers through every aspect of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting, covering shock pump adaptors, master links, V-brakes, cleat mounting, and much more. Original.

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The most concise, well-organized, and clearly illustrated reference available, Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance gently guides the reader - regardless of mountain bike experience or mechanical prowess - through every aspect of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting in a succinct and easy-to-read format and presents the latest technological advances and equipment in mountain bike components. Detailed diagrams and simple instructions explain everything from repairing a flat tire to building a wheel. The instructions are useful for anyone interested in mountain bikes, yet concise and complete enough to cover every state-of-the art technical concern facing today's mountain biker. This timely revision offers updated information on shock pump adaptors, master links, V-brakes, cleat mounting and pedal overhaul, oversize handlebars, carbon steering tubes, tubeless rims, and much more. Repairs are rated for degree of difficulty while line drawings illustrate how parts fit together and show the tools needed to keep bikes in top shape and pedaling smoothly both on and off the trail.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   378
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.94" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   2.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 10, 2005
Publisher   VeloPress
ISBN  193138259X  
ISBN13  9781931382595  

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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 "VELO" magazine and

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

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."

Lennard Zinn currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Motorcycles > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Motorcycles > Repair & Performance
4Books > Subjects > Sports > General
5Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Cycling > Bike Repair
6Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Cycling > General
7Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Cycling > Mountain Biking

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Great book for MTB's!  Aug 18, 2008
The Good
- This is a great book for mountain bikes. Since mountain bikes have a lot of "specialised parts" that road bikes don't have, e.g. suspension, disc brakes, v brakes, etc., this book is much better than books that cover all bikes in general. They just don't have sufficient detail in explaining MTB parts.

- This may be a bit subjective. Illustrations in the book are drawings instead of actual pictures. Drawings seem to give me pretty decent understanding on what the author describes. I have used a book with actual pictures but they sometimes are unable to show all the details that a drawing sometimes can.

The Bad? ... or what should be better?
- I would have preferred more pictures to describe a particular task. Reading a whole lot of detail can sometimes be difficult.

- Sections can be categorised in a more 'reading friendly' format. The previous book I had (sorry can't remember the author) sections it very nicely and makes it very quick to find items that you like to fix.

The good plus the bad, I rate this book 4 stars.
what every old biker needs  Aug 9, 2008
With all the advances in Bicycles over the years I needed this book and all the information inside. It is very easy to understand and provides the useful information I needed.
Excelent content  Apr 11, 2008
Excellent book full of information about MTB parts including differences from one brand to another. Full of drawings that helps understand how things should be done.
The Bible of Mountain Bike Maintenance  Jan 8, 2008
This book was recommended by a friend of mine to facilitate my Padawan ways of bike maintenance. I'm very impressed, and the illustrations are excellent. Everything is broken down into the most basic steps when making a repair/modification. It's so much easier to maintain and repair your own bike, than to have your LBS do it. Don't be a tool, buy the book.
This is the bible of Mountain Biking  Jan 4, 2008
Now although I ride alot, I'm not really big on reading Mountain bike books from cover to cover. And I actually refer to the companion Mountain Biking DVD-Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance DVD more often. This one, on the other hand is just a wealth of information. It covers so many different areas. I've looked at other books in the stores. If you want to own just one Mountain bike maintenance book, this is it. I myself only have one-this one. If you are a more visual person, as I am - get his DVD video. It's awesome too.Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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