Buy Used
£1.30
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Greener_Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance Paperback – 1 May 2005

115 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 1 May 2005
£14.45 £1.17

There is a newer edition of this item:


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • From mountain bikes to cycle computers, find 1000s of products in our bikes store.




Product details

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: VeloPress; 4th Revised edition edition (1 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193138259X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931382595
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 2.7 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Lennard Zinn's book is packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams." -- "Velo" magazine "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. So unless you currently ride on a high-profile pro team with your own mechanic (and maybe even then), "Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is an absolute 'must-have' book." --Davis Phinney, Olympic medalist, U.S. Pro champion, and Tour de France stage winner "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 "Today's bicycles are complicated machines that can be expensive to maintain and repair. Zinn has written this book to help both the leisure bike rider and expert mechanic handle almost any problem associated with road bikes." -- "Library Journal" ""Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" has instructions on anything an aspiring wrench would want to know. What impresses most is Lennard's overall approach of simplifying a task and reminding us how rewarding it is to perform our own service." -- Podium Cafe "Lennard Zinn really is the world's most helpful and comprehensive human when it comes to bicycle repair and maintenance." -- "Bike magazine" "When you read Zinn's books, it's like he's sharing secrets from the pro ranks with you... The illustrations in this book are as informative as they are enjoyable to look at. This is a super helpful manual that belongs on every roadie's workbench." -- RoadBikeRider.com ""Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" is simple, easy to follow and the illustrations are magnificent...If you are looking for a bicycle repair manual, get this book." -- Cycloculture "Lennard Zinn's book might be the work that launched a 1,000 repair pr --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 for "Velo" magazine, VeloNews.com, and Singletrack.com. His other books include "Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, ""Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, "and" The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual." Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for over 50 years. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Robb on 27 April 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a remarkable book: I had the huge tome unpacked and by the end of the second espresso had learned 5 things about chains that so far had eluded me.
Every topic is covered from every angle and there are some very clever "get-you-homes" that I wouldn't have believed possible but are so smart they've got to be true.
Bought as I have just upped my cycling to a second bike and I wanted to learn a little bit more about the mechanics and maintenance of the 900 quid machine I have just purchased: I have already.
It's one of those books that you cannot stop yourself picking up as you go past and selecting at random a topic which invariably ends up illuminating.
It's first use on the workstand will no doubt repay the purchase price and you cannot ask for more than that.
Well pleased.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Twiggy on 2 May 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is extremely well written by someone who clearly knows his stuff. As others have commented, the most surprising thing is the physical format of the book. It is very big with large typeface and excellent illustrations. I really like the way he has divided the various maintenance tasks into three ability levels and explains what tools and equipment you need.

I struggle to see how you could improve on this book unless you had one written for the precise make and model of bike you own.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. MATTHEWS on 22 Feb. 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The thing about maintaining Bikes, especially road bikes, is that you don't get much in the way of instructions with them. If you are practically minded, then you want to do things yourself, but what is the best way to fix a problem, or to keep things healthy?

This book covers almost every base you can imagine with respect to road and cyclocross bikes. I maintain both, with different group sets, braking systems and frame materials. Despite that, this book covers everything I need to know. I have used this as a reference for a number of upgrades and fixes, and it it has never let me down.

It is also worth mentioning that because it is so well written, I have read sections of this book as a reference, simply to learn more about the practical mechanical operation of the subsystems on my bikes. The illustrations are nice, hand drawn in many cases, but really clear.

There is no such thing as a comprehensive guide to anything, but if you want a good technical reference for maintaining a bike, this is the one to start with.

I cant really find any fault with it. A formidable achievement for the author I think, a proper contribution to the understanding of anyone who owns a copy and doesn't already have a knowledge base in the field.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Aaron C Reskew VINE VOICE on 13 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a great source of information. To date my mountain bike hasn't needed any maintenance since it's first service (it's only 9 months old) but I've often been concerned about what I'd do if it did break on me. If I could get it home it's a short walk to a bike shop where they can service or fix it, but if it broke down 15 miles from home that's a long way to push or carry it back.

The guy at my local bike shop I had come to trust didn't seem to be there much and his replacement seemed more interested in selling me stuff than making sure it was the right stuff for me, so I was reluctant to ask his advice. So I bought this book. I'm balanced between a geek who wants to dismantle everything to see how it works, to being reluctant to take parts off in case they don't go back properly. But reading this makes it clear that I can do what's needed, and the tools to fix the bike to a point I can get it back home come what may aren't daunting and aren't intimidating.

Despite having precisely no experience of doing anything with a bike beyond riding it and cleaning it - the biggest adjustment I've made to date is changing the height of the (quick release) saddle - this book really gives me the confidence to take to the bike with spanners and screwdrivers. Although I haven't had to actually put it to the test yet I can see the pictures and descriptions in the book, compare them to what I see on my bike, and have the confidence to do what's needed.

The book has different sections about different aspects of the bike - the brakes, the gears, and so on. It also has a section on repairs in the field (i.e.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E J Roberts on 22 Jun. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book covers absolutely every aspect of road bike maintenance and has very easy to follow instructions which I think even I could master despite buying this for my husband!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Babita on 24 May 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a really fantastic book and a must have for any serious cyclist. Even if you are an amateur cyclist, the sections on cycle maintenance and basic tuning of your bike are extremely useful. In the back of the book there are some very good methods of setting your bike up for optimal performance.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Will F on 25 Mar. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book that covers everything needed for maintaining a road bike and more. Easy to use sections cover the major areas of the bike and a good diagnostic section for each chapter is really useful. Most major component manufacturers are covered as well as generic types of components. Didn't find the lack of photos to be a hindrance as the expanded illustrations are more than adequate. The writing style makes the contents easily accessible for those without any prior knowledge of bike maintenance or without a knowledge of the technical jargon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback