Lennard Zinn’s maintenance books have been the gold standard for home mechanics for many years, and we’ve seen a number of shop rats who got their start thumbing through the pages. All in all his guides are the most popular resource worldwide for bicycle repair and maintenance, from basic tire and tube changes to complicated drivetrain overhauls. Now a new version of the Road Bike book is out, bringing together all the classic road tech solutions with plenty of new standards as well, all with simple one color illustrations that make it easy to follow from the workshop…
The best-selling DIY guide uses simple step-by-step instructions to help the mechanically inclined keep vintage parts running smoothly or set up the newest components and drivetrains. It outlines not only the process, but the tools needed to do each job right. This road version covers the wide range from time trial bikes to cyclocross machines, with every type of road bike in between.
The newest 5th edition adds in-depth coverage of recent tech advances like: thru-axles, SRAM’s new eTap wireless shifting system, second generation electronic groups from Shimano and Campagnolo, direct-mount brake setup and troubleshooting, 1×11 cyclocross drivetrains, recent updates in tubular gluing tape, and more. An entire new chapter on electronic shifting will get you through all your battery-power woes, while a new chapter on disc brakes will have you ready for a new season of UCI road racing.
The new 8.5″ x 11″ formatted book is available now in bookstores, bike shops, and directly online for $27. The 488 page tome with more than 700 illustrations will set you on your way to getting all of your bike running like a dream. You can even get a better deal on it already over at Amazon.