Spraying a quick coat of chain lube seems like such a menial element on your pre-ride checklist, but there are more maintenance topics to consider in this area. From the chain and sprockets to the adjusters and determining correct slack in the chain – here are a 8 considerations we deemed important to mention.
A commonly overlooked segment of bike maintenance has to do with brake fluid. Most people don’t understand that brake fluid needs to be flushed and changed periodically. If they do know, they often avoid the task like the plague because it can be frustrating.
CUT AND DRY: Air filters must be cleaned regularly. They must be oiled thoroughly. AND they must seal correctly. At the very least if you meet these criteria, you are doing alright. But let’s dive deeper to subtopics you may not have considered...
Since the inception of rubber hand grips, there have arguably been few major innovations to the products. Companies come and go, patterns and materials change, but the process of removing and installing grips has been the same hassle it’s always been.
If you’ve ever had a grip twist on the bar or worse, come off altogether, you’ve most likely found a way to secure your grips that seems to work well. But no matter how streamlined you think you have the process, the simplicity and ease of the new lock-on grips cannot be beat. ODI has been dedicated to innovation in the grip industry for the past 25 years and continues to manufacture their products in the USA.
The term “blown fork seal” is often heard around the track concerning the puddle of oil on the ground below the front fork. According to our Lead Tech, Red Wiley, this term is misrepresentative of the actual problem. Red says, “many riders see that puddle and jump to replacing the fork seals. Sure, this fixes the problem, but it might not save your weekend.”