The invention of the bicycle has been a global mobilizer and a subject of study for nearly two centuries. Although most of us have ridden a bike, some may not know its makeup: Even the most basic of cycles can have over 200 parts. Richard Hallett’s The Bike Deconstructed is an in-depth look at the modern cycle with the aid of clever diagrams, infographics, and digestible technical information. This is the end-all guide to learning about bikes and their inner workings — we’re interested in building our own bicycle now. See our look inside. Available from Amazon for $19.

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