Image of The Complete bike book paperback coverComplete Bike Book

Published by Dorling Kindersley

Packed with professional tips, invaluable advice, and superb step-by-step photographs, this essential cycling handbook will get you started, hone your riding skills, and help you repair and maintain your bike for maximum performance.

Discover the history of this exhilarating sport and learn the essentials of riding, from buying the right equipment and clothing, to acquiring safety skills. A unique gallery section showcases the latest cycle types, whether mountain bike or road racer, highlighting the differences between each.

The "Better Cycling" section teaches you key on-and-off road techniques, explaining everything from hairpin cornering and bunny hopping to handling different road surfaces. Then find out how to really challenge yourself in the world of competitive cycling and prepare yourself for road, track and off-road racing with advice on eating well and training.

Finally, a detailed maintenance section guides you through bike care and repair with clear photographs and step-by-step instructions. Explaining everything from how to ride safely in traffic, to how a mountain bike's coil suspension works, this practical handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned riders alike.

This is what some of the reviewers said:-

"The Complete Bike Book breaks the mould of cycling reference books".

MBR Magazine.

The Complete Bike Book is available throughout the world and has been translated into fourteen foreign language versions, including:-

'Het Ultieme Fietsboek'

Published by Lannoo in Holland and Belgium.

Foreword by cycling legend EDDY MERCKX.

'Le Grand Guide du Vélo'

Published by Hachette in France.

'Il Manuale Completo dells Bicicletta'

Published by Mondadori in Italy.

'Manual de la Bicicleta'

Published by Ediciones Omega in Spain.

'Manual Completo de la Bicicletas e Ciclismo'

Published by Civilizacao in Portugal.

'Le Grand Guide du Vélo'

Published by Erpi in Canada.


Published by Deluis Klassing in Germany.


Published by Forlaget Atelier in Denmark.

'Velka Kniha o Cyklistice'

Published by Kosmas in the Czech Republic.

There is also an American version of the Complete Bike Book with a foreword by mountain bike champion Ned Overend.

Published by DK publishing INC.

Published in Finland. ISBN 951-0-28648-6.

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