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Fix your bike with our new app!

Fix your bike with our new app!

Want to get the same performance from your bike that you get from your car? We’ve launched The Road Bike Manual, a new app that offers a complete guide to maintaining and repairing your bike!

We teamed up with the experts at BikeRadar to launch the app, which is available for both Android and iOS and costs just £2.99 / $2.99. For less than the cost of a coffee and cake you’ll get more than 20 step-by-step videos, 50 sections of content and 40,000 words, plus new content updates every month.

For each of the jobs we tell you how long it will take and show you what tools you need to do it. We think you’ll also enjoy our Get Me Home video series of roadside fixes aimed at getting you home safely in the event of punctures, broken chains and other emergencies when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. Here's what's inside:

Pre-Ride Checks

Checking the front hub
Checking the cockpit
Frame check
Checking the bottom bracket drivetrain
Checking the seat
Checking the rear drivetrain
The final Drop test


Setting up the front mech
How to replace the rear derailleur hanger
Setting up the rear derailleur
How to remove and install the chainring and creak identification
How to replace Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket cups
Fine-tuning the rear derailleur
How to join a chain with a joining pin (Shimano or Campagnolo)
Fitting a new chain using a master or quick link (SRAM, KMC, Taya, Connex, etc)


Quick release explained
How to dish a wheel
How to remove and refit tyres and repair a puncture
How to replace a spoke
Truing a bike wheel explained
Non-traditional quick release devices explained


Care and inspection of carbon frames
How to fit a new inner and outer continuous internally routed brake or gear cable
How to fit a new internally routed cable to a bicycle with cable stops
How to install a new saddle


Hydraulic fluid explained
Disc brake pads explained
Disc rotors explained
Inspecting your disc brake pads
Inspecting your rotors
How to replace brake pads on a traditional caliper brake system
How to replace Shimano disc brake pads
How to bleed SRAM hydraulic disc brakes
Inspecting your hydraulic disc brakes system
How to bleed Shimano hydraulic disc brakes that use a 7mm bleed nut


How to replace handlebar tape
How to adjust the height of an A-head stem
How to install a ‘Face-off’ stem handlebar clamp correctly
How to check and alter the level of a pair of brake / gear levers

Get Me Home!

Emergency inner tube fix
Emergency tyre fix
Emergency chain fix
How to single-speed your bike
How to fix a broken handlebar in an emergency
How to fix a badly buckled wheel to get yourself home

Get the Android app on Google Play
Get the iOS app on iTunes