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Mountain bike maintenance books?

clarkie28clarkie28 Posts: 134
edited September 2008 in MTB beginners
Hey everyone!

Picking up a GT Avalanche 1.0 on Wednesday and being a newbie and not knowing anything about bikes etc i thought it would be a good idea to get myself a maintenance book to not only how to perform routine things but also a book that explains what part of a bike is what and what it does, in plain and simple English!

Can anyone recommend such a book??

Thanks for your help



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    the parktools and the sheldon brown (links below) are where i would start.

    Parktools first, and then maybe get a book.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Or Zinns Book of Mountainbike Maintenance.

    Make sure you get the latest edition tho!
    Whyte 905 (2009)
    Trek 1.5 (2009)
    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp (2007)
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    I was looking for a book like this but I've never been let down by the online guides yet, especially Park Tools.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • Online guides can be great! you just have to make sure that you read a few of the same problem to make sure you know that others are doing the same.

    Alternativly ring up the shop your getting it from, at the shop i work in we dont mind if anyone rings up for advice. Even if you havent bought a bike from us! so i doubt they will not give you advice.
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