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Barnetts Barnetts Bicycle Repair Manual Book

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norm a Cross Country Rider from Rogersville N.B. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    Best manual and Cd Romm as well

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Buy them you will not regret, also they provide free upgrade on line if you have the CD rom

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Barnett's institute

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2006

Strengths:    This thing has everything. I mean everything! Anything that is a mechanical component of a bicycle is in this series. It has chapters for every part of a bicycle and even has a separate volume just for suspension.

Weaknesses:    No index. The chapter on stems and bars does not include info on threadless stems??? Either the author thought they were too easy to figure out to take up space or he hates them. This is odd because the book was published only 3 years ago. Also, if you want to put this book into effective practice, bike specific tools are necessary.

Bottom Line:   
I was leaning towards getting the Parktool big blue book, but my dad suprised be with Barnetts as a Christmas gift. I'm sure this thing is way better than what Park put out. It comes in a four volume set. Each volume focuses on a separate area of a bike. It is easy to find info and you'll never search the web for repair help again. This book is expensive. It's prices range from $75 to $125 depending on where you buy. However, there is more than your money's worth of info in this book. He even tells you which tools to use. After using this product, once frequent stops to the LBS for help or repairs wil become few and far between. This book will pay for itself by alowing you to do repair and maintinence yourself. Buy this book!

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Favorite Trail:   Mem. Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Gift

Similar Products Used:   The Internet

Bike Setup:   MTB

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