Lennard Zinn Updates Bestselling Mountain Bike Maintenance Book

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  1. Industry_Hack

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    Boulder, CO, USA - November 9, 2010 - Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling book on mountain bike care and repair for good reason: it covers every procedure to repair, maintain, tune, or upgrade a mountain bike in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. Weighing in at a whopping 464 pages with 600 illustrations, this new fifth edition offers total coverage of all the newest mountain bike tech without neglecting tried-and-true components. Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed. is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Readers can preview the book's table of contents and its entire index at www.VeloPress.com/zinn.

    With Zinn's book, anyone can properly maintain, tune, fix, or upgrade a mountain bike to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from complete instructions for basic and advanced repairs, exploded views of how parts go together, time-saving tips, and smart recommendations from Lennard Zinn, America's leading expert on bikes.

    "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

    Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed offers total mountain bike coverage:

    * The basics: simple instructions for regular maintenance, how to choose and fit a bike, full coverage of cross-country, hardtail, full suspension, downhill, and hybrid bikes old and new
    * Advanced repair: integrated-spindle cranks, clipless pedals, suspension forks, internal headsets, hydraulic brakes, hub and cassette overhaul, and much more
    * New tech: the newest components including BB30, BB92, PF24 cranksets, inertial valve suspension forks, air sleeve rear shocks
    * Problem-solving: for frozen parts, stripped threads, missing pieces
    * Wheels: wheelbuilding and general maintenance and repair; tubeless tires, sealant systems, flat repair, tire sizing and choice
    * Complete reference: glossary of bike terms, specifications for bolt tightening, gear chart for 26- and 29-inch wheels, and a comprehensive troubleshooting index

    Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.
    by Lennard Zinn, Illustrated by Todd Telander
    Paperback. 2-color interior. Over 600 illustrations.
    8 ½" x 11", 464 pp., $24.95, 978-1-934030-59-2

    Lennard 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 and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer for VeloNews magazine and Singletrack.com and hosts the popular Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other 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.

    VeloPress is an endurance sports and fitness publisher with books on cycling, triathlon, running, nutrition and diet, and the histories and personalities of our sports. VeloPress is the book-publishing division of Competitor Group, Inc., publisher of VeloNews magazine and Singletrack.com.
     

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  2. worthlees

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    Hack, which one would be best for comfort bikes? Thanks
     

  3. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I think for me the mountain bike book might be the way to go, as 2 of my bikes have disc brakes and 2 of them have a mountain bike derailer and I have triger shifters on 3 bikes. That leaves just the brifters on the one bike it may not cover . none of my bikes are mountain bikes. My comfort comes the closest to a mountain bike Jamis Explorer 2.0
     
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  4. Industry_Hack

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    I suppose that would depend on the shifters and brakes on the comfort bike, but I suspect Wild is correct.
     
  5. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Hack is there some place I can order the book and get the 5th Ed ?
     
  6. worthlees

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    Thanks guys! Ditto on what Wild asked.
     
  7. Industry_Hack

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    From Velopress. The last line in the first paragraph links to their site.
     
  8. gs46

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    Ordered.....GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Can't wait for mine!
     
  9. Industry_Hack

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    Did you order two?
     
  10. Industry_Hack

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    Mine arrived today. I could only have a peek, since I'm at work, but it appears to be extremely comprehensive.
     
  11. gs46

    gs46 Pedaling Old Man

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    Sorry Hack didn't order two....got mine yesterday, wow what a great book. If it's not in here you don't need to know it! I have to let go of it so my wife can wrap it up for Christmas....
     
  12. Industry_Hack

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    I was hoping you had ordered one as a gift for me, but I got my own. And yes, besides all the usual maintenance tips, there are some really good "emergency fix" type items. Pretty sure it covers every possible situation we could think up, and then some. Knowing me, I will probably read the whole thing, like I did with my Harley manual.