Regardless of your skill level, the book is a great manual to have on hand. Tells you just what you need to do, why, and when to do it. It reflects both a product's function and value. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements. A couple of weeks after I purchased the book, I bought a bike stand and a better tool set.
Who can follow all these nausating steps? No matter what type of mountain bike or hybrid you own, Lennard Zinn's time-saving tips and clear instructions will help you maintain it, fix it, upgrade it, and keep it running dependably for years to come. Bought and read the same day. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag. This is probably more than you care to know now, but it gives you an idea of the range of skill levels that the book covers. Nobody teaches these skills better than the famous artiste -Leonardo da Zinnski.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. The left arm will come off'. I think that there is, especially if you are new to the subject, because they give a good introduction to the topic that shouldn't be too intimidating — but if you are at an advanced level already, those chapters won't be the reason for you to buy the book. My favorite feature of Lennard Zinn's book is that it doesn't spend all of its 464 pages going over installation and maintenance procedures. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag.
Detailed and helpful for hybrid bikes as well as mountain bikes. Zinn not only knows everything about bikes, he explains what to do in a wonderfully clear, concise manner, easy to read and understand and sprinkled with a little humour. Verdict Up-to-date, comprehensive and thorough — a worthy successor to previous editions Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit. The video is probably best suited to enhance the knowledge of novice and above.
If I had to pick on over the other it would be this one. The easiest level consists of a basic tool kit that you could possibly carry on a day ride, such as allen wrenches, screw drivers, a pump, and tube. The more experienced bikers will probably know a lot of what's in here, but I'd like to see a little more advanced information available. When was the last time the manual that came with your bike bore any relation to it? As well as explaining how to use the various specialist removal tools available, Zinn explains that 'in a pinch, to remove a Power Torque crank without the right tools simply unscrew the left bottom-bracket cup with a C-shaped, splined wrench. The sections contain the most recent information on maintaining state-of-the-art components with state-of-the-art tools.
Zinn was a member of the U. The fourth and final level is reserved for professional shops or serious home mechanics who want to do it all, with items such as bearing replacement and frame alignment tools. Mountain bikes and triathlon bikes have their own series of dedicated books, with cyclo-cross coming under the road title. Add to this an excellent set of appendices, troubleshooting tips and a superb index, and this book should be on the shelf of any mountain My bible of bike repair and maintenance. There are also a couple pack lists for single and multi-day rides that can be very helpful. The overall score is not just an average of the other scores. Zinn not only knows everything about bikes, he explains what to do in a wonderfully clear, concise manner, easy to read and understand and sprinkled with a little humour.
The book covers some quite advanced procedures, but since there is enough material to fill complete books about wheelbuilding and bike fitting, for example, some might question whether there is any point in devoting just a few pages to each. And it is easy and fun to read. Not surprisingly, there will be common ground between each series, and this overlap seems to be growing: things like disc brakes and thru-axles have made it over to the road version, just as Di2 shifting technology will go the other way to the mountain bike version. 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. Also, it would be nice if some photo shots could be added. In its 5th edition, Zinn adds to an already impressive knowledge base, keeping things up-to-date with current innovations and tools. The first few chapters were fascinating.
It's written with deep love and knowledge of the subject, accompanied by hundreds of simple, clear illustrations. More than 750 hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. When was the last time the manual that came with your bike bore any relation to it? This is an excellent book. Every product is thoroughly tested for as long as it takes to get a real insight into whether it works or not. No video is complete without introductory action and contemporary music, so at the start we are treated to some great riding scenes and jams, conjuring fond memories of my adventures in Fruita and Moab. Now, every time I get on my bike, it rides like it just came back from the shop. With this book in hand I went, in the space of a summer, from being someone who barely knew how to fix a flat to being someone who stripped his bike down to the frame and replaced every last component for the sheer fun of it.
The book isn't something you will want to tote around on your next tour, but it is certainly worth making space for on your workbench. It doesn't deal with my shock coil Z2 , but I figure that's the job of the owner's and shop manuals. The segment covered all the critical steps in an economical amount of time. Detailed diagrams and simple instructions explain everything from repairing a flat tire to building a wheel. I do some sort of damage to my bike almost every time I hit the trails.