This full-colour, step-by-step illustrated book covers the maintenance, set-up and customising of high-end road bikes ( racing bikes). Coverage is predominantly of professional-specification, lightweight components, such as carbon frames, forks, cranks and handlebars, together with top-of-the-range cranksets and gear components, and professional alloy and carbon wheels. Many road cyclists seek to upgrade and individualise their bikes, and this book is an indispensible practical guide for them. Tools and lubricants. Professional tips for setting up and maintaining a road bike in tip-top condition. Frames and forks including light alloy, titanium and carbon. Cranksets cranks and chain rings, including carbon components. Gear components cassettes, derailleurs and shifters, including Shimano Dura-Ace and Di2, SRAM Red and Campagnolo components. Brake components. Handlebars, saddles and seat posts. Headsets, bottom brackets and bearings. Wheels, tubed and tubeless tyres. Chains. Touring/winter accessories. Frame repairs.