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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance : The World's Bestselling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair, 6th Ed.
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IntroductionMAINTENANCE AND REPAIR1 Tools2 Basic Stuff: Preride Inspection, Wheel Removal, and General Cleaning3 Emergency Repairs: How to Get Home When Something Big Breaks or You Get Lost or Hurt4 Chains5 Cable-Shift Transmissions: Front and Rear Derailleurs, Cables, and Shifters6 Electronic Shifting Systems7 Tires: Tires, Tubes, and Tubeless Tires8 Wheels: Rims, Spokes, Hubs, Cassettes, and Freewheels9 Disc Brakes10 Rim Brakes: Cables, Levers, and Calipers11 Cranks and Bottom Brackets12 Handlebars, Stems, and Headsets13 Pedals14 Saddles and Seatposts15 Wheelbuilding16 Forks17 FramesAPPENDIXESA Troubleshooting IndexB Gear DevelopmentC Mountain Bike FittingD Torque TableGlossaryBibliographyIndexIllustration IndexAbout the Author and Illustrators

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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance can teach anyone how to maintain and repair any mountain bike, new or old. Whether you're a seasoned mechanic or a first-time owner, Zinn's step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations will help you fix your bike and keep it running smoothly for years of trouble-free riding.

About the Author

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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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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