The Art of Mountain Biking
The Art of Mountain Biking
44. How Different Bodies Ride Bikes w/ Lennard Zinn

44. How Different Bodies Ride Bikes w/ Lennard Zinn

Because how many of us are truly industry standard, you know?

Six-foot-six former national team cyclist Lennard Zinn joins the podcast to discuss how different bodies interact differently with different bikes and give some recommendations for those looking to start customizing their bikes to their own bodies, styles, and experiences. 

LENNARD ZINN is a bike racer, frame builder, and technical writer. After receiving his physics degree from Colorado College, he became a member of the U.S. Olympic Development (road) Cycling Team.He has been producing Zinn custom road, gravel, mountain, cyclocross triathlon, and e-bike frames and complete bicycles, as well as custom forks, cranks and stems, at Zinn Cycles since 1982.

Books by Zinn include: Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, The Haywire Heart, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn’s Cycling Primer, Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and Mountain Bike Owner’s Manual. 

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Referenced in this episode:

Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens by Andrea Wulf

Kokopelli Trail

Leadville 100 race

The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You, and What You Can Do to Protect Your Heart by Lennard Zinn

Fraser Island

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