Just like a car, your bike does the hard miles to get you where you want to go. Whether it’s a daily commute, or the hard line down a mountain every weekend, these miles take their toll on even the highest quality bikes. But, with some proper care and attention, your bike will handle the strain with ease. Bicycle maintenance is important on a regular basis – especially if you get behind the bars every day. And most of it is quite straightforward. In fact, most bicycle maintenance is a quick and easy DIY affair. But where do you start? With a checklist of course! Here is our top tips for your bicycle maintenance checklist. It doesn’t cover everything, but it covers enough to keep your bike safely on the road, or the tracks.
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Mountain biking is fast paced, blood pumping, action-packed fun! And you don’t need to be riding at a world-class level to enjoy it. All you need is a quality mountain bike, some basic safety gear, and a taste for adventure. If you’ve managed to get your hands on all of the above, here’s where we reckon you should take them.
Cycling along your local bike path is a lovely way to catch the scenery from a whole new perspective. It’s also great exercise! But, facing up to your suburb’s main road can be a little more daunting. Don’t worry though! There are plenty of ways to safely ride alongside cars. There are also plenty of cycling road safety rules in place to make sure your experience is a good one. So let’s take a look at a few of the most basic cycling road safety rules. These should get you cycling safely on the road in no time.
Whether you ride on the road, on the bikeway, or out on the trails, there’s always one thing that’ll get you eventually: punctures. They’re frustrating, unexpected, and they always come at the most inconvenient times. But there’s no reason why they should put an end to your day on the bike. Sure, you won’t be going anywhere on a flat tyre – but with the right advice, you can fix a puncture on a bike pretty easily.
Cycling events are one of the best ways to improve your fitness and test your limits. But you shouldn’t go in unprepared! Cycling events – especially long distance ones – are gruelling physical tests. So you need to prepare your body. But how can you do that? For most people, practice makes perfect. And that’s a great place to start. However, training smart is just as important as training hard. That’s why our experts have put together this list of five essential training tips. Incorporating these into your routine is a great place to start if you’re looking to take your cycling to the next level.
As a cyclist your bike is your tool, so it’s vital that you keep everything in good working order. Just like a car, bikes rely on a few key components to transport your safely at high speeds, and over potentially rough ground. That’s why your pre-ride bike check is more than just a performance thing – it’s a matter of safety. If you’re starting to get into cycling, it’s vital that you develop a good pre-ride bike check process. But what do you need to check? To help you develop your own process, we have listed five must do pre-ride bike checks. So give them a go before your next ride – the results will probably speak for themselves!
We are the first ones to admit that bike tyres often go overlooked. As cyclists, we all spend so much time on the running gear of our bikes that we forget about the basics like tyres. And when you’re sitting on the side of the road with a bike puncture, it’s pretty easy to see why tyres need as much care as the rest of your bike. But is there really anything you can do to prevent bike punctures? Believe it or not, there is plenty! That’s why we have listed our six favourite tips for avoiding bike punctures.
Summer is here! For some, that’s a relief, but for others, it’s a challenge. And we dare say that most cyclists fit into the latter category. Cycling in hot weather is hard work, but it is also very rewarding. More importantly, summer is a pretty long affair here in Queensland. So we don’t exactly have the luxury of taking a break from cycling altogether. That’s why we have put together a list of our best tips for cycling in hot weather.
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Whether you’ve got a trusty old mountain bike or a state of the art road bike, it’s going to need a service at some point. So why not give a DIY bike service a go? DIY bike services are actually one of the best ways to keep your bike in good condition. That’s important for so many reasons too; it will keep your bike safe on the road and it will reduce the likelihood of costly repairs in the future. So get in there and try a DIY bike service. If you haven’t done it before, read on for our top tips!