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How to perform routine bike maintenance

Performing a few routine bike maintenance tasks takes less than 10 minutes and will give you a smoother, easier ride and extend the lifespan of your parts.

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Inflate your tires to the max recommended pressure listed on the tire. Even if they don't feel low, you will likely notice a dramatic performance improvement after this.

Inflate your tires to the max recommended pressure listed on the tire. Even if they don't feel low, you will likely notice a dramatic performance improvement after this.

Every 200 miles or so, clean your chain. This kit cost about $25, but makes cleaning a breeze. Just follow the instructions provided. Alternatively, you can remove your chain and clean it by hand.

Every 100 miles or so, lube your chain by applying a single drop of lube on each link of the chain. This will reduce wear on your chain and improve performance.

Every 100 miles or so, lube your chain by applying a single drop of lube on each link of the chain. This will reduce wear on your chain and improve performance.

  • Foot pump
  • Chain lube
  • Chain cleaning tool