Zinn & The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance by Lennard ZinnZinn & The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance by Lennard Zinn

Zinn & The Art Of Mountain Bike Maintenance

byLennard ZinnIllustratorTodd Telander

Paper over Board | November 15, 2015

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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenanceis 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.

Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair.A professional frame builder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer forVeloNewsmagazine, VeloNews.com, and contributed to Singletrack.com. His other books includeZinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes,Zinn's Cy...
Title:Zinn & The Art Of Mountain Bike MaintenanceFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:464 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715515

ISBN - 13:9781937715519

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zen Rider The one and only mountain bike maintenance book you will every need. Use this book regularly. Makes maintaining my bike much easier.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and technical A very good book especially if you have more than just a passing interest in bike repair. This book can actually save you money! (you could even make few bucks using what you learn in this book) The more technical aspects dealing with very specific parts is well written and I finally found something on wheel building that I can comprehend and doesn't put me to sleep. If you own a mountain bike then you really should have a copy of this book. You will refer to it often.
Date published: 2013-02-22

Table of Contents


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


A Troubleshooting index

B Gear development

C Mountain bike fitting

D Torque table



Illustration Index


About the author

Editorial Reviews

"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