Books & Film
Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance; Lands of Lost Borders; The Cyclist’s Training Bible; The Cyclist’s Training Diary
Lennard Zinn returns with the sixth edition of Zinn&the Art of mountain bike maintenance to refresh his guide. The latest book covers1x11and1x 12 drive trains, electronic shifting, dropper posts and updates to many more topics to keep up with the latest in mountain bike technology. Among the more interesting sections is a new method for installing tubeless tire systems and a guide to programming personalized shifting on Shimano electronic systems.
Along with the latest and greatest in bicycle design, Zinn retains information on repairing earlier generations of mountain bike technology, from canti brakes to mechanical discs, even revisiting U-brakes along the way. Zinn’s maintenance and repair tome remains essential inaner a of rapidly changing mountain bike technology and Youtube repair videos because the book is up-to-date, but also because it doesn’t cast old technologies aside. It guides repairs to old and new parts alike with the same friendly, easy-to-follow tone, and just a little bit of humour along the way.
Why should you choose a copy of Zinn instead of the many Youtube maintenance videos? Zinn is encyclopedic. The book is always at your fingertips, and it allows you to move at your own pace without having to rewind a video to try to catch the previous step. The printed guide also doesn’t require Wi-fi access. Zinn can take a bit of grease. Can your laptop?