There is no one more under appreciated than the humble bike mechanic. Superstars get the glory but the attention rarely falls on the wrenches who spend late nights building and maintaining their fleet of bicycles. Yet the mechanic plays a huge role in the athlete's success.
"Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop" makes a great read for yourself, or (if you're lucky enough to have a pit crew for cyclocross) a great gift for the person who takes care of your mechanical needs.
Bike Mechanic is an all-access pass to cycling’s back stage: the team truck, the service course, and the workshop. Through gritty photographs and striking interviews, Bike Mechanic explores the daily lives of the bicycle technicians who keep the pro peloton rolling, no matter the weather, no matter the hour.
The pro bike mechanics of the UCI World Tour know every secret of the trade, and Bike Mechanic reveals them all—the special tools, the tricks, the roadside repairs at Roubaix and the Tour. The world’s best bike mechanics tell harrowing stories of last-minute fixes and nights spent tuning cutting edge bikes for top performance.
Crisp photography makes Bike Mechanic a tool-lover’s dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that fascinate bike fans.
Bike Mechanic gets you inside the action that most never see, while providing tuning tips and time-tested procedures that will make you a better wrench.
Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash, with photography by Taz Darling.