Synopses & Reviews
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
“From the guy who builds 70 bicycle frames per year and fields umpteen bike maintenance and repair questions from devoted masses each week comes the first-ever triathlon bike-specific manual. Both newbie mechanics and experienced bike tool wielders will glean useful information.” — Triathlete magazine
"Lennard has a simple yet powerful way of teaching the athlete bike maintenance, bike set up, and helpful tips and tools that will most certainly result in great improvements in this discipline of triathlon. I so wish that Lennard's book was available to me when I was competing!"—Siri Lindley, 2001 Triathlon World Champion, Top-ranked female triathlete in the world 2001-2003, and Olympic triathlon coach
"No longer will you have to see your bike as a mechanical black box… Consider Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes the instruction manual that you should’ve gotten with your bike."—Xtri.com
"This book will be the best triathlon accessory you buy. Ever."—Tri247.com
“Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes is an easy to understand, thorough, > and very helpful resource for multisport athletes and coaches.”—Ray Browning, Serotta Cycling Institute
"Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes is a powerful reference for all triathletes. Zinn's chapter on triathlon-specific bike fit contains the most clear and concise description of these principles that I've seen."—Chris Martin, 2005 amateur triathlon champion
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
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 frame builder and bike designer for his business Zinn Cycles, Lennard is also the technical writer for Velo magazine and Singletrack.com and hosts the popular bike tech Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His other books include Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn's Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.Telander is a freelance natural-science illustrator and wildlife artist. He studied biology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.