Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes (Paperback)

Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and Maintenance

By Lennard Zinn, Todd Telander (Illustrator)

VeloPress, 9781931382977, 340pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2007

List Price: 24.95*
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"Zinn & 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 is a professional bicycle framebuilder and student of the bicycle arts. He is also the technical writer for Inside Triathlon magazine and senior technical editor for VeloNews magazine. His other books include Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, and Zinn's Cycling Primer.

Praise For Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes: Aerodynamics, Bike Fit, Speed Tuning, and Maintenance

“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