Like many folks returning to cycling after a few years, I was surprised just how much bikes have changed. True they might still have two wheels, handlebars and a saddle, but there the similarity ends.
As with all offerings from Haynes Publishing, I was pleased to discover that the writing style remains clean, clear and easy to understand. There are chapters covering every conceivable part of your bike, with sections on the many variations found. The book has good detailed photographs and illustrations, showing how to make adjustments and repairs to your machine. Whilst it might not tell you how to do some of the really complex things like rebuilding suspension forks, the reality is that the specialised tools require for those sort of tasks, would not be a cost effective purchase anyway.
This is a great reference guide for folks that would rather maintain and repair their own bikes, rather than keep trundling down to the bike repair shop. If your looking for a well written, easy to use guide to keeping your bike in good running order and to carry out your own repairs at low cost, then this book is certainly worth the investment. Realistically, just one simple repair will more than cover the cost of purchasing this book.