Fix your bike with our Road Bike Manual app

New tutorials added to the ultimate repair guide from Haynes and BikeRadar

Do you often find yourself in need of advice when it comes to fixing your bike? BikeRadar teamed up earlier this year with Haynes — makers of manuals for all things — to release The Road Bike Manual app, a comprehensive guide to maintaining and repairing your bike, and it has now been updated with even more roadside fixes.

The app, available on both Android and iOS for £2.99 / $2.99, features step-by-step practical tutorials about every aspect of road bike repair from hubs to headsets, and everything in between.

It includes dozens of videos, hundreds of images and more than 40,000 words detailing every workshop task you can think of.

In addition to all that, the Get Me Home section covers emergency inner tube and tyre fixes using common objects you can find on the ground, as well as how to get home with a broken handlebar, or even a damaged chain or wheel, and after listening to reader feedback this section has been updated with even more helpful advice.

Together with Chaz, author of the Road Bike Manual app, a series of step-by-step written instructions has been created to accompany the video tutorials.

The app breaks jobs down into simple steps and tells you exactly what you need to complete it
The app breaks jobs down into simple steps and tells you exactly what you need to complete it

So now, users of the app will find the following additional tutorials in the Get Me Home section:

  • Emergency inner tube fix
  • Emergency tyre fix
  • Emergency chain fix
  • How to singlespeed your bike
  • How to fix a broken handlebar
  • How to fix a badly buckled wheel

Each tutorial is illustrated with images for each step of the process, too.

Whether it's routine maintenance or emergencies, The Road Bike Manual has you covered
Whether it's routine maintenance or emergencies, The Road Bike Manual has you covered

From BikeRadar, the authority on all things bike, and Haynes, the most trusted name in manuals, The Road Bike Manual is the most thorough and comprehensive service and repair manual for your road bike.

So what are you waiting for? Get The Road Bike Manualon the App Store (iOS) or the Play Store (Android) now!

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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