GCN's Essential Guide to Bike Maintenance
GCN presents Essential Road Bike Maintenance: 260-pages packed full with all you need to know to fix your bike.
With over 71 step-by-step walkthroughs and 64 free companion videos across every aspect of bike maintenance – including set-up, repair, bike care and problem-solving, together with top tips, tech explainers, workshop know-how, roadside hacks and fixes, and much more – Essential Road Bike Maintenance is the ultimate, accessible and practical guide for all levels of ability to help you keep your bike running perfectly.
BEGINNER BASICS – TOP TIPS – SET-UP SECRETS – ESSENTIAL REPAIRS – TECH EXPLAINED – PROBLEMS SOLVED
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For road, gravel, commuter and hybrid bikes, Essential Road Bike Maintenance is intended to be a proper bible to all those essential bike maintenance, repairs, and set-up tasks that we all need to know. Everything from basic bike set-up, how to get your wheels on and off, through setting up gears, bleeding brakes, and beyond to things like installing electronic gears, converting to a 1x transmission and more. In a nutshell, pretty much everything you would want to tackle on your bike (or bikes, plural) yourself. And then some. Like bike set up tips for taller and shorter riders; bottom bracket standards explained; common bike maintenance mistakes and how to avoid them; essential roadside fixes to keep you riding; how to make your bike more comfortable; how to puncture-proof your ride and much, much more.
“A huge amount of knowledge, hacks, and know-how to help improve both your workshop skills and your ride” – Ollie Bridgewood, GCN Presenter
Each chapter is structured with the tasks you’ll most likely need more of the time at the start (like how to adjust your gears, replacing brake pads, or changing a tyre), before running through to those that you’ll do much more infrequently (such as changing disc brake hoses, servicing a freehub or pedals, and so on). This also means that many of the tasks naturally ratchet up in difficulty as you go through each chapter which should also mirror your natural progression as you become more mechanically capable and confident.
In short, 260 pages packed with all the essential knowledge you’ll need to confidently take on and complete pretty much any bike maintenance task.
Get Some ‘Show-How’ With Your ‘Know-How’
Each walkthrough is linked to a companion video which you can watch for free from your computer, tablet or smartphone. To watch, either type in the walkthrough’s short-link URL – e.g. https://gcn.eu/GetPerfectShifting – into your browser, or scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet so you can get the best of both worlds: know-how and show-how. Simple.
All you need to know to fix your bike.
- Pages: 260 (120sm)
- Size: 280mm (h) x 216mm (w) (portrait)
- Cover: Paperback
- Cover Finish: 300gsm, silk stock with anti-scuff matte laminate and spot UV gloss finish
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