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Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS - writ­ten by Len­nard Zinn pub­lished by Velo­press re­viewed by Terry Mck­all

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?

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