It’s best to take care of your bike regularly. If you ride often, the more consistently you check over your bike and keep up with maintenance, the longer your equipment will last.
Here’s a few tips on things you can check often to keep your bike in prime condition:
1) Pump your tires up. It helps to check your tire pressure before each ride. Making sure you’re not losing air or that your tires are fully pumped will making riding easier and less problematic.
2) Check your brakes. Make sure they’re grabbing your wheels effectively enough to stop you.
3) Lube your chain. Keeping your chain well-oiled will help your ride feel much smoother and effortless.
4) Make sure all the nuts and bolts on your bike are good and tight. Things loosen up over time which can put you in dangerous situations so make sure nothing on your bike is coming loose.
Most importantly, regular professional care of your bike will preserve its condition regularly. Having your bike occasionally checked over and given a fine-tuning will make sure your bike rides like new indefinitely.
That’s why Natooke offers a membership service. For a fee you not only get a rad member’s only t-shirt, but several check-ups over the course of the year-long membership. Additionally you gain access to exclusive discounts on everything in the shop.
Don’t have a bike but thinking about taking the leap into bike life? Upgrade to a gold membership and get 20% off the purchase of a complete bicycle. That means if you buy a new bike, with the discount you can get the new bike and the membership for less than just the bike itself! Read more