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5 tips for the start of the season

5 tips for the start of the season

Spring is just around the corner and we can hardly wait for the new cycling season to finally start. To get you ready for spring, we have collected the 5 most important tips for you to get your road bike ready for spring.

#1 Wash

A good spring clean is the best way to start. A clean road bike not only makes riding more fun, it also makes it easier to detect any damage. But be careful: it's better not to use a high-pressure cleaner, as this can damage the bike. Simply use a sponge and warm water for cleaning. An old toothbrush is helpful for hard-to-reach parts. Then dry the bike with a soft cloth and you're done! :)

#2 Oiling

After cleaning, all moving parts should be checked and, if necessary, oiled. But not all oils are the same: there is no one-size-fits-all oil for all areas of the bike - it must be selected individually for bearings, screw connections and clamp fits! However, oils have no place on carbon - special paste is available here.

#3 Check the tires

Checking the brakes before the first ride is very important. They should be easy to operate and easy to control. The brake pads should also have enough material.

#4 Check the brakes

Die Überprüfung der Bremsen vor der ersten Ausfahrt ist besonders wichtig. Sie sollten leicht zu betätigen und gut dosierbar sein. Außerdem sollten die Bremsbeläge ausreichend Profil bzw. Material haben.

#5 Check the gear system

Adjusting the gears is a sensitive matter. You may want to contact your trusted specialist store for this. However, you can make sure yourself that the shifting system is free of dirt, in good condition and runs smoothly.