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At-home bicycle maintenance

In order to keep your bike running at its absolute best, we recommend a regular maintenance schedule. While your local Trek store has the expertise, training, and equipment to take care of all of your service needs, there are a few easy things that you can do at home to keep the ride smooth and prevent further issues.. We recommend running your bike through these simple procedures every 25 hours of ride time or as you feel they are needed. If you are wary of doing any of these at home, a Service Technician at your local Trek store would be happy to assist you.

How to wash your bike

A clean bike is a happy bike. Bikes pick up all kinds of dirt, dust, and debris from the road and trail. Keeping your bike clean protects your investment by enhancing the life of your bike’s various parts as well as protecting its paint and ride quality.

How to clean and lube your chain

Keeping your chain clean and lubed will keep things moving smoothly, enhance the life of your chain, and ensure your bike shifts as expected. A clean chain will not wear out a cassette as fast thus saving you money in the long run. Cleaner chains are also quieter chains thus resulting in you being invited on many more group rides.

Pre-ride check

A simple pre-ride performance check will give you an idea of exactly what you will want to adjust before riding and what may require a deeper look. This process is designed to be fast, simple, and easy to do before every ride.

How to pump your bike tires

Having the right tire pressure can make a huge difference in the quality of your ride. When your tires have just the right amount of air, you’ll feel more comfortable and have better grip and handling. Watch our video below to make pumping your tires a breeze.

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