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Bike Maintenance

The best way to have many safe and enjoyable rides is to keep your bike working well. Learning how to take care of your bike and performing your own repairs is an easy way to keep your bike performing in tip-top shape.

This category has articles on common maintenance such as cleaning and oiling your chain, bleeding brakes, changing out your brake pads, and adjusting your shifter. These are all basic procedures and learning how to take are of these things yourself also teaches you how to fix your bike in a pinch while out on the trails.

Sometimes the best maintenance is preventative maintenance, and the best thing you can do is to first notice that your bike needs a little work. When you ride it often, you’ll be able to notice something not working quite right. If you can spot it early enough, you’ll be able to fix it before it leaves you stranded on a ride.