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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Books   >   Mountain Biking

 

Books about Mountain Biking


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  • How To Master Mountain Biking
    Comprehensive Guide Packed With Tips, Tools And Tactics To Help Beginner And Intermediate Mountain Bikers Quickly Advance Their Mountain Biking Skills And Knowledge To An Advanced Level
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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair

By Lennard Zinn

Velo Press
Released: 2018-02-07
Paperback (496 pages)

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance: The World s Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair
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  • Velo Press
  • Bike Repair/Maintenance Guide
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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.

Lennard Zinn is the world’s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you’ll need and how to know you’ve done the job right. The book’s two-color interior is easy to read―even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task.

This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn’s guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs:

· Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes

· Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur

· Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting

· Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels

· Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets

· New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters

· Troubleshooting: How to figure out what’s wrong with any bike and fix it

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you’ll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years.

What’s New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.:

· New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. 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.

· New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements.

· New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them.

· Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains.

· Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems.

· New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel.

· New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems.

· New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants.

· Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets.

· New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels.

· More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations.

· Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag.

· Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26”, 27.5”, and 29” bikes.

· Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered.

Whether you’re riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition

By Brian Lopes

Human Kinetics
Paperback (328 pages)

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition
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If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport.

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you.

Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends, are a seasoned enthusiast, or are aspiring to be a top pro, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will improve your ride and dust the competition. Don't just survive the trail—own the trail, and enjoy the thrill of doing it.

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling

By International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA)

International Police Mountain Bike Association
Paperback (254 pages)

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling
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The use of bicycles by police, EMS, and security personnel continues to grow along with increased awareness of the benefits of an extremely mobile team of first responders. While the reasons for implementing a bicycle unit may vary, the goal of each agency is the same: to provide assistance to those who need it as quickly, safely, and effectively as possible. In the past, officers and agencies seeking to get a public safety bike unit rolling had to look far and wide to assemble the necessary information. The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling is the single comprehensive source of in-depth information on starting a bike unit or enhancing an established bike unit with tactical and technical tips on everything from basic equipment needs to detailed insights on policy, maintenance, training, legal issues, and much more.

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking

By Charlie Kelly

VeloPress
Released: 2014-10-01
Hardcover (264 pages)

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking
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It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard. With the single-minded focus found only among the truly obsessed, this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world.

Charlie Kelly -- co-founder of the MountainBikes company with Gary Fisher, organizer of the Repack races, and chronicler of the sport -- now delivers the true, complete, and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture. Rich with first-hand descriptions and bursting with original photographs, drawings, and memorabilia, Fat Tire Flyer is the definitive history of one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century.

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians

By Tim Hauserman

Wilderness Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians
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  • West Hiking/Backpacking Guides
  • Tim Hauserman
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The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the world's premier trails. Accessible by hikers, equestrians, skiers and mountain bikers (for the non-wilderness portions), it winds completely around spectacular Lake Tahoe, the highest and largest alpine lake in North America. The trail crosses through six counties, three national forests, and two states and was completed in 2001 largely by volunteer labor.

The best-selling Tahoe Rim Trail has been revised to reflect the latest conditions and routing of the trail and includes information for over 20 miles of new trail. Updated topographic maps depict the entire route, along with the easy (and fun) to read trail directions, the book includes fascinating information on the plants and animals you'll see along the trail, plus essential advice for planning a hike on the TRT, whether it's a day's outing or a 2-week circuit of the entire lake.

The first and only how-to guide to this popular trail, it is the official guidebook of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, whose mission is to improve, maintain and promote the trail.

The Mountain Biker's Guide to Colorado

By Dan Hickstein

Fixed Pin Publishing
Paperback (368 pages)

The Mountain Biker s Guide to Colorado
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  • Over 150 of Colorado's best rides
  • Custom ride maps
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Thousands of miles of world-class trails and jaw-dropping scenery make Colorado a mountain biking paradise. With coverage of all the best rides in the state - from crazy descents of jagged peaks to quick afternoon rides for the whole family - The Mountain Biker's Guide to Colorado makes it easy to plan your next trip. Full-color photos, detailed maps, elevation profiles, and turn-by-turn directions mean less time lost in the woods and more time riding. Consistent technical and physical difficulty ratings let you choose the perfect ride, from a gentle Sunday cruise to an all-day epic. For before and after the ride, the book also includes tips on local camping, hotels, and restaurants.

The Mountain Biker's Training Bible

By Joe Friel

Velo Press
Released: 2000-06-01
Paperback (368 pages)

The Mountain Biker s Training Bible
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  • Complete guide for the competitive MTB rider
  • Learn the importance of strength work
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Mountain biking presents unique challenges, and noted expert Joe Friel addresses them all in his latest book. Covering every aspect of training, he helps riders maximize their experience and minimize problems.

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

By Lennard Zinn

Velo Press
Released: 2010-11-01
Paperback (464 pages)

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
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  • Author: Lennard Zinn
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Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide--now in two colors for easier reference--can make a bike mechanic out of anyone.

Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of mountain bike repair. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn's practical, time-saving tips. Zinn's friendly advice and years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.

All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bikes. Indeed, no matter what mountain bike you may have in your garage, chances are you'll find it--and the way to fix it--in these pages.
 


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