Keeping your bike in top riding condition requires regular maintenance checks to ensure that it is running properly.
Bicycles ridden off road, or are heavily used or abused typically require more frequent andextensive service than road models.
|Every ride||Every 500 miles|
|Check tire pressure & add air if needed||Maintain and lube your suspension components, cables and deraileur|
|Check the tire tread for wear and embedded debris that could cause a flat||Wipe the chain and cassette cogs clean with a rag and degreaser|
|Check that the wheel quick releases are tight and that the wheels are secure||Check the hubs, bottom bracket, headset; adjust and overhaul as needed.|
|Spin wheels looking for wobbles, which indicate you should have your wheel trued||Test with a wrench, the tightness of the: crankarms, pedals, chainring bolts, seat bolt, seatpost bolt, stem bolts, handlebar bolts and all accessory mounting bolts/screws|
|Squeeze brakes to make sure they are grabbing properly||Check the wheels for loose spokes|
|Check chain & add lube if it looks dry||Clean the bike with a rag and inspect the frame and components for signs of wear such as cracks|
|Make sure you have your spare tube, tools, air, etc.Check the cables for fraying and rusting||Check the cables for fraying and rusting|