Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance (DVD) is a fully comprehensive manual for mountain bike maintenance, repair and component installation. The material is presented in a manner that is clear and easy to understand in even in the most intricate procedures. This DVD is a wonderful introduction for the would-be mechanic, acts as powerful reference tool before starting more complicated repairs, and is a great way for solid mechanics to learn some of Lennard’s many tricks.
If you ride frequently, you have undoubtedly realised how expensive and inconvenient it is to bring your bike to a shop every time it needs servicing, which is arguably before every ride. For this reason, many bike enthusiasts also become a do-it-yourself bike mechanic. There is no better way to familiarise yourself with the basics on how to keep your beloved steed running perfectly than to watch to Lennard explain it on this informative DVD.
Perhaps the most amazing aspect of this instruction manual is how Lennard breaks down even the most complicated repairs into step-by-step procedures that we can all understand. This enables intermediate mechanics to be confident with advanced procedures. Zinn overhauls a Shimano and Mavic hub, several different style headsets, and even a complicated Fox fork. The section on disc brakes is quite helpful; Lennard bleeds a Shimano XT, Avid Juicy 7, Hayes El Camino and Hayes Nine hydraulic disk brake. He also talks about how the job differs with other popular models. These are just a few of the repairs Lennard explains as the DVD does a very thorough job of covering every part of a mountain bike. In some sections, there are even multiple explanations of the same job: one using basic tools and one that explains how to use the really cool ones that make life easy.