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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

When your bike breaks you have two options. Fix it or take it to the shop. We all know the most cost-effective solution is to fix it yourself, however, if you’ve never worked on a mountain bike you may not know where to start.

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance” by Lennard Zinn is a paperback book that is a perfect companion for your garage.

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.

The book covers everything from the basics with instructions for regular maintenance and all the way through advanced repair with instructions on:

  • Integrated-spindle cranks, clipless pedals, suspension forks, internal headsets, hydraulic brakes, hub and cassette overhaul, and much more
  • Problem-solving for frozen parts, stripped threads, missing pieces
  • Tubeless tires, sealant systems, flat repair, tire sizing and choice
  • Wheel building and general wheel maintenance and repair

You can get a copy of this book in Paperback for $17.70 on Amazon and a pre-order is available for the 2017 edition that is due out in December.

Eric L. Barnes

Web developer by day, mountain biker on the evenings and weekends. Currently riding a neon red 2018 Giant Trance.

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