A comprehensive illustrated guide now updated with information on all of the latest bikes and equipment.Maintaining Mountain Bikes is the essential guide to getting the most out of riding and caring for any model and vintage of mountain bike, including the most recent versions and their components.Using detailed step-by-step photographs and clear text, two leading mountain bike experts show riders how to keep their equipment in tiptop shape. This updating of Mountain Bike Maintenance includes 100 new full-color photographs and fully revised text that covers the bicycle in detail from wheel to wheel, including: Bike parts terminology Basic repair tools Regular routines for maintenance and cleaning Safety routines Shimano chains Mending a broken chain, shortening a chain to single speed, deep cleaning a chain Twisted links Crank and pedal repairs Cantilever brakes and disc brakes Fitting and adjusting brake blocks, a new brake cable and new brake units Fitting a new gear cable Transmission troubleshooting Tires Suspension Creaking noisesEvery mountain bike component is thoroughly described, including its location, function, maintenance, common problems and repairs, as well as its replacement and installation. The authors also recommend the essential tools to carry on board and how to do roadside repairs. There is expert advice on annual and seasonal tunings, safety checks, and the nuts and bolts of adjusting, fitting, upgrading and replacing every part of a mountain bike. The updated resource list of suppliers is particularly valuable.