Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8


  • Very comprehensive
  • Clear, informative photography


  • Pricey


Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, C Calvin Jones


Price as reviewed:

This product is featured in: Bicycle maintenance books: Seven of the best.

Just like their tools, this manual is costly, but if the quality of the advice matches up to our favourite blue spanners and Allen keys it’s a worthy investment. It didn’t disappoint.

The information is comprehensive and the photos, illustrated using Park’s products, naturally, are very informative.

It’s a very dry read though with no surplus jocular frivolity à la For Dummies – although the more experienced home mechanic may prefer that.


If you're serious enough about repairing your own bike to invest in Park Tool, then this is a handy guide to get the most from them.