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Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes: Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and Maintenanceby Lennard Zinn
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At last, a Zinn book that triathletes can call their own! Hundreds of thousands of road and mountain cyclists have turned to Lennard Zinn for expert bike advice. Now, with Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Lennard shows you how to make your triathlon bike a faster,more efficient, and smoother-running machine.
More than a simple repair manual, this book is full of clear advice on equipment choices and upgrades in the pursuit of speed. Lennard thoroughly explains the science and secrets of aerodynamics and bike position, and supplies detailed instructions on how to extract maximum performance from your tri bike.
Clearly illustrated with hundreds of detailed illustrations, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes is also filled with Pro Tips from the sport’s most creative speed demons. Shave time from your bike split, save money on travel and maintenance, and get the go-fast tricks of the stars.With Lennard Zinn’s expertise, you’ll gain invaluable know-how and the confidence to tackle any repair or upgrade.
LOOK INSIDE TO FIND:
• The best way to pack and travel with your bike
• How to fine-tune your position for power and efficiency
• The right way to install and adjust aerobars and extensions
• How to choose the best wheels and tires
• The slickest and handiest third brake lever for your aero position
• The truth about aero: what makes you fast and what doesn’t
• Pro Tips from triathlon’s leading experts in technology and biodynamics
• Parts upgrades for speed and performance
• Problem-solving tips and tricks to unstick frozen parts and think your way through the
seemingly impossible repair
• More than 300 comprehensive illustrations and basic step-by-step instructions for regular
maintenance to keep your tri bike in perfect condition
Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes is the first and only book on the market that caters to the specific bike tuning and maintenance needs of triathletes. Using the successful format of his best-selling VeloPress books, Lennard Zinn guides triathletes through the many triathlon-specific problems including bike tuning, maintenance, and shipping a bike safely from race to race. He also provides clear advice on equipment choice and upgrades to help readers make sensible choices as they advance through the sport. Triathletes will improve comfort and develop speed in the aerodynamic time trial position, increasing their enjoyment of the bike leg, which is the most technical leg of any triathlon race.
Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the clear illustrations, exploded views of components, and practical tips on how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of their tri bikes in order to ensure hours of trouble-free riding. Readers will also find help with deciding whether to tackle the maintenance project or head to the bike shop for repairs. The practical and time-saving tips in this book are not available in collected form elsewhere.
Zinn is one of the world's most trusted authorities on bicycle design, maintenance, and repair, and this book answers the call for "a Zinn book" for triathletes.
About the Author
Zinn is a bicycle framebuilder, a technical writer, avid cyclist and bike lover. He is the founder of Zinn Cycles, a company that produces custom road and mountain-bike frames and forks, and custom cycling apparel.
Telander is a freelance natural-science illustrator and wildlife artist. He studied biology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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