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Mountain Bike Maintenance and Repair

Your Complete Guide to Keeping Your Mountain Bike Going Strongly
by Thomas Roegner

Format: 6½ x 9¼ inch trade paperback
Description: 152 pages with 300 full-color photographs and other illustrations
ISBN: 1-892495-37-6
Price: US$18.95
Complete and up-to-date, clear texts, lavishly illustrated in full color: a superb mountain bike maintenance manual  

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  • Up to date for the latest equipment
  • Covers all types of mountain bikes and their components
  • Selecting the right tools and equipment
  • Optimize the performance of gears, suspension systems, and brakes
  • Preventive maintenance and adjustments
  • Extensive advice on the selection of bikes and components

About the book

To get the most out of your mountain bike, it had better be in good shape, and thatís what this book will help you achieve. From basic cleaning and preventive maintenance to trailside repairs and sophisticated equipment overhauls and material selection criteria, itís all covered in a widely appealing and superbly illustrated format.

The author has taken great pains to make sure every latest piece of mountain biking equipment is covered and that every instruction speaks for itself. After a helmet, this practical book should be the most important mountain bike accessory.

About the author

Thomas Roegner is technical editor for an international mountain biking monthly, Bike Magazine. This US-English edition of the book was edited and prepared by Rob van der Plas, author of the first mountain bike book ever published (back in 1984), and numerous other bicycle books.

Table of Contents
11. Overview of Brake Systems
1. Know Your Bike, Use Your Bike
12. Brake Installation, Maintenance, and Adjustment
2. Selecting Your Mountain Bike 13. Gearing System Maintenance and Adjustment
3. All About Frames and Components
14. Maintenance of Cranks and Bottom Bracket
4. Understanding Frame Geometry
15. Chain Maintenance
5. Workshop and Tools 16. Clipless Pedal Maintenance and Adjustment
6. Cleaning and Preventive Maintenance
17. Working on the Wheels
7. Understanding Suspension Forks
18. Headset Maintenance and Adjustment
8. Suspension Fork Maintenance
19.  Handlebars and Stem
9 Rear Suspension Maintenance
20. Seat and Seatpost
10 1Optimizing Suspension and Damping   Index

From the contents

Cannondale "Headshok" unit maintenance.


Disk brake unit spacing and installation detail.


Replacing rear suspension pivot.