There’s no reason to drop hundreds of dollars each year on tuneups. Keeping your ride in top shape is cheap and easy, if you have the right tools. We pulled together a bare bones toolbox for just this task, including a high-tech pump, a serious torque wrench, and, of course, the Big Blue Book of bicycle repair.
Park BBB—Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair
Sure you probably have an old bike repair book stashed under a pile of junk somewhere in your office or garage, but that book was likely written before thru axles, BB30 bottom brackets, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, hydraulic brakes, clutch derailleurs and 11 speed everything. Chuck it and get Park's BBB. Updated with new information, techniques, photos, procedures, and components, it's a complete repair reference manual for modern bicycles as good for novice wrenchers as veteran mechanics. From trailside repair—be sure to photocopy relevant pages—to complete overhaul, this book will tell you, whether you ride road, mountain, BMX, or you're a diehard single-speeder. With updated torque and tool tables. $25, parktool.com