Author(s): Chris Sidwells
Essential for all those who want to participate in the pleasures of cycling, DK's Complete Bike Book explains how to choose the perfect bike for your needs, use the best on- and off-road techniques, and repair and maintain your machine. Tackling every type of bike, from mountain bikes to road racers and commuter hybrids, the book explains the key technical differences between each. It shows you how to perform essential techniques, with photographic step-by-steps on taking corners, perfecting jumps, or handling different road surfaces. There are also expert suggestions for warm-ups, clothing, equipment, and guidelines for safe cycling in all situations. The maintenance section guides you through bike care and repair with clear photographs of bike components and step-by-step instructions. Explaining everything from a mountain bike's coil suspension to a touring bike's calliper brakes, this thoroughly practical handbook will prove invaluable for the novice and seasoned rider alike.