“Lennard Zinn’s book is packed with in-depth explanations and useful diagrams.” — VeloNews magazine
“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
“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
"There really is no other bicycle repair manual like this. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is very up-to-date, very clear—thanks to the profuse illustrations—and accurate and comprehensive. This book essentially takes the place of a collection of several other books, component manufacturer’s assembly sheets, and the collective wisdom of years of hands on bicycle maintenance. And it’s all in a very enjoyable format intended to be encouraging and confidence-building." — USCyclingReport.com
“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.” — PodiumCafe.com
“If ever there was a classic text on bike maintenance, this has to be it. The joy of this third edition, like its predecessors, is that it goes from super simple right through to complete re-builds. All are explained by a combination of Zinn’s unique humour-filled, insightful and clear text, with Todd Telander’s brilliant illustrations.” — 220Triathlon.com
From the Back Cover
Nobody covers bikes like ZinnNo matter what kind of road bike you own—a trusty old ten-speed or the newest carbon fiber race machine—you will find the best way to maintain it in this book. Since the publication of the first edition, Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world's best-selling guides to bicycle care because it covers everything you need to know in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format. Look inside and you will find clear instructions for basic maintenance and advanced repairs, accompanied by hundreds of illustrations, exploded views of how parts go together, time-saving tips, shortcuts, and smart recommendations from Lennard Zinn, America's leading expert on bikes and gear.The Basics:• How to choose a bike, including fitting and sizing• Simple instructions for regular maintenance• Full coverage of road, touring, and race bikes old and new, including daily commutersAdvanced repair:• Integrated-spindle cranks with external cups or press-in bearings, clipless pedals, carbon fiber forks, internal headsets, hub and cassette overhaul, integrated seat masts, and much more• Problem-solving for frozen parts, stripped threads, missing pieces• Pro Tips to speed your workAll about wheels:• Tubeless tires, tubular tires, conventional tires, carbon rims• Wheelbuilding and general wheel maintenance and repairThe latest and greatest:• The newest components including Campagnolo 11-speed, Shimano electronic Dura-Ace, SRAM Red• Expanded cyclocross coverage throughoutThe most complete reference available:• Glossary of bike terms, specifications for bolt tightening, gear chart for conventional and compact cranks, and a comprehensive troubleshooting index• More than 350 illustrations, including exploded views of critical assemblies 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 framebuilder and bike designer, Lennard is also the technical writer forVeloNewsmagazine and Singletrack.com and hosts the popular Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books includeZinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes,Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook,andThe Mountain Bike Owner's Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.