Bike Maintenance

Whether you're out for a spin or racing for your next personal record, don't let your equipment slow you down. Regular care and maintenance of your bike can save you time, money and frustration in the long run. Here's how to keep your bike running its best.


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A Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Bike Maintenance Checklist

A Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Bike Maintenance Checklist

Here's one to print out and thumbtack next to your repair stand--a list of things you need to go over on your bike to ensure a safe, well-cleaned and well-oiled machine.

Bike Care for Race Day

Bike Care for Race Day

You've trained and prepped your body to perform well on race day, but what about your bike? These basic bike care tips can help you avoid mechanicals when it matters most.

4 Bike Wash Mistakes to Avoid

4 Bike Wash Mistakes to Avoid

Add life to your bike with these tips on what you should and should not do when cleaning and maintaining your ride.

5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Its Best

5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Bike Running Its Best

A little at-home maintenance can make your components last longer, your bike run smoother and your ride more enjoyable.

Tech Talk: When to Replace Your Chain

Tech Talk: When to Replace Your Chain

By utilizing this simple method for checking your bike chain, you'll be able to extend the life of your cogsets and chainrings--and save money, too.

How to Avoid 5 Common Bike Repair Mistakes

How to Avoid 5 Common Bike Repair Mistakes

Even the most basic repairs can go wrong. Here are five common rookie-wrench mistakes and instructions for avoiding them.

Tech Talk: The Best Way to Power Wash Your Bike

Tech Talk: The Best Way to Power Wash Your Bike

Power washing your bike is a quick way to get the dirt off, but can lead to trouble if not done carefully. Here's how to clean the grime without causing creaks.

Tune Up Your Bike for Spring

Tune Up Your Bike for Spring

Has your bike been neglected for the last few months? Now that warmer weather is returning, it's time to pull your bike out of storage and get it in shape for spring.

A Quick Mountain Bike Maintenance Checklist

A Quick Mountain Bike Maintenance Checklist

And if you want your bike to keep running like it did when you bought it, you are going to need to perform routine maintenance. So roll up your sleeves, grab some rags and get to work.

Tech Talk: Proper Tire Pressure in the Rain

Tech Talk: Proper Tire Pressure in the Rain

Find out why it's beneficial to reduce tire pressure in wet conditions, and how it affects rolling resistance and traction.

How to Change a Flat Tire

Everybody gets a flat tire at some point. Here are tips from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt on how to change your tube and get back on the road as quickly as possible.

CO2 Cartridge Tips for Cyclists

Tired of using tire pumps? Learn how use a CO2 cartridge to inflate your tire with these tips from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt.

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