After a long winter of being cooped up indoors, it's finally time to get your bike out of storage and back on the road! But before you go for a spin, there are a few things you should do to make sure your bike is in top condition. We have some tips for getting your ride ready for the warmer months to come. So dust off your helmet and pump up those tires - it's almost time to hit the open road (or trail)!
1. Check your bike's tires to see if they're inflated and have enough tread
Skirack bike shop carries bike tire tubes and new bike tires, so if it's been a while since you checked your bike's tires, now is the time! Bike tires should always have enough tread and be inflated properly. If your tubes and tires have a leak or have suffered from dry rot, it may be time to replace them with new tubes or tires. Before bike season starts, drop by Skirack to get new bike tire tubes or a completely new set of bike tires. We carry a wide variety of tires and tubes from top brands like Specialized, Maxxis, and more! Be ready for bike season with tires that are high-quality and reliably inflated every time. Our bike shop staff of mechanics can assist you in choosing the right tires for any bike, no matter the use!
2. Lubricate the chain to prevent rust and corrosion
Before you’re ready to take your bike out for a spin this season, make sure to lubricate the chain. Depending on where you live, wet weather and salty roads can corrode and rust your bike chain faster than usual. A nice layer of lubricant gives it the extra protection needed to withstand harsh urban environments and helps your ride run smoother too. Since prep work is necessary for an enjoyable, safe cycling experience, don’t forget to visit Skirack to pick up some essential chain lube before hitting the trails this spring.
3. Inspect the brakes to make sure they're working properly
As bike season draws near, it's important to make sure your bike is in top shape for the rides ahead. Don't forget an easy basic check that can help keep you safe: inspect your brakes! Make sure they are clean and check for any signs of wear or damage. If any issue with them is caught early on, take the time and money to get them repaired. Skirack offers tune-ups and replacement bike parts so you can be sure your brakes are working properly before hitting the road.
4. Take your bike for a test ride to make sure everything is working properly
With bike season just around the corner, it pays to take your bike for a test ride before hitting the trails. After all, even the most trusty steed can have a few hiccups after winter storage. To make sure your bike is ready for the season, why not take it out for a few rounds around the block to see how it performs? That way you can make sure every part is working properly and that you're familiar with any changes in brake tension or gear shifting. If you're still having trouble getting it running smoothly, Skirack offers professional tune-ups so you'll be able to hit those trails worry-free.
Getting your bike ready for spring is important to ensure that you can hit the trails as soon as the weather warms up. By following these simple tips, you can be sure that your bike will be in great shape when bike season arrives. Don't forget to stop by Skirack for all of your biking needs - we have everything you need to get back on the saddle this spring!
Remember, taking just a little extra time at the start of the season to properly inspect and prepare your bike will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable ride throughout the warmer months. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the sunshine on two wheels this spring! For more tips or advice on how to get your bike ready for the riding season, stop by Skirack in Burlington, Vermont today. We’re here to help make sure your bike is in perfect condition from head to toe so you can get back out on the road. If you find something wrong with your bike during its inspection - don’t worry! Skirack has certified mechanics on staff who can offer repair services to get your bike back up and running in no time.
- Happy biking!
Skirack Service Department