Bike Tune-Up Tips
Check the Pressure on Your Tires
One of the simplest things you can do is the one that can have the greatest effect, and that surprisingly, people most often overlook. Paying attention to keeping the proper level of air pressure in your tires accomplishes many things:
- Makes pedaling easier
- Protects your rims from damage
- Prolongs the life of your tires
- Makes it much less likely that you’ll get flats
Checking for proper air pressure in your tires before every ride is quick and easy to do. Here’s how to check the air pressure in your tire.
Clean and lubricate your chain
The chain and sprockets on your bike play a key part in the transfer of power in your legs to your wheels, making them go round and round. When they collect dirt and grit and get gummy, not only does it slow you down, but they also wear out faster. Keeping your chain clean and lubricated is one of the best ways to keep your bike working well.