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Cycling Care & Repair Articles(23 results)

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  1. Care & Repair

    Bike Chain Cleaning and Maintenance

    Learn the importance of regular chain maintenance. We'll teach you about on-bike and off-bike cleanings, lubricants, chain tools and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 239 reviews
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    Bike Maintenance Basics

    Learn how to do a pre-ride inspection and learn the basics of bike maintenance, including how to clean and maintain your drivetrain.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 146 reviews
  3. Care & Repair

    Crankset Care

    Learn how to keep your bike's crankset clean and working properly to ensure maximum power transfer while riding.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 19 reviews
  4. Care & Repair

    How to Change a Bike Cassette

    Learn how to inspect, remove and replace your bike cassette to keep your bike running smoothly.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 14 reviews
  5. Care & Repair

    How to Change or Repair a Bike Chain

    Learn how to inspect, remove and replace your bike chain to keep your bike running smoothly.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  6. Care & Repair

    How to Change Your Bike Chainrings

    Learn how-to tips and techniques you’ll need to change the chainrings on your bike. Includes a video.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 1 reviews
  7. Care & Repair

    How to Check and Adjust Bike Disc Brakes

    This article explains how to check disc brakes, including pads, rotors, levers, cables and housings, to keep everything working properly.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 16 reviews
  8. Care & Repair

    How to Check Your Front Derailleur

    Learn about common front derailleur problems and how to fix them.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 15 reviews
  9. Care & Repair

    How to Clean a Bike

    Learn the basics of bike cleaning including frame washing, cleaning and lubrication of your chain, and the brake and derailleur assemblies.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 58 reviews
  10. Care & Repair

    How to Clean a Hydration Bladder

    Cleaning your hydration reservoir can be an awkward task, but it’s not hard to do. We’ll give you a few tips to make it easier.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 28 reviews
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    How to Do a Pre-Ride Bike Inspection

    Learn how to do a pre-ride inspection before your next ride. Includes tips for inspecting your tires, brakes, chain and more.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 3 reviews
  12. Care & Repair

    How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

    Use these step-by-step instructions for fixing a flat tire on your bike. Includes information about checking for tire damage.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  13. Care & Repair

    How to Fix Bike Noises

    Bike creaks, squeaks and clicks are not only annoying, they may point to a serious problem. Learn how to find and fix the most common ones.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 57 reviews
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    How to Patch a Bike Tube

    Patching a tube is an essential skill for bike riders, and one that’s easy to learn. We explain the basic steps to get you rolling again.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 4 reviews
  15. Care & Repair

    How to Prevent a Flat Bike Tire

    Don't let a flat tire ruin your bike ride. Our step-by-step guide walks you through the basics of fixing your flat.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 110 reviews
  16. Care & Repair

    How to Remove a Rear Wheel with a Quick Release Axle

    Learn how to remove and install a rear bike wheel with a quick-release axle.

  17. Care & Repair

    How to Remove a Rear Wheel with a Thru Axle

    This article and video teach you how to remove and install a rear bike wheel with a thru axle.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 1 reviews
  18. Care & Repair

    How to Replace a 2-Piece Crankset

    Removing your 2-piece crankset simplifies frame cleaning, chainring work and crank arm replacement. Our article and video show how to do it.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 1 reviews
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    How to Replace a Derailleur Hanger

    If your derailleur takes a hit on your ride, the derailleur hanger absorbs the impact. Luckily, replacing a damaged hanger is easy to learn.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 5 reviews
  20. Care & Repair

    How to Set Up Your New Mountain Bike

    Learn tips for setting up your new mountain bike, including adjusting saddle height, brake levers, shifters, tire pressure and suspension.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 9 reviews
  21. Care & Repair

    Setting Sag on Mountain Bike Suspension

    Sag is how far shocks move when you’re just sitting on the bike. Learn how to adjust your shocks' sag so they aren't too stiff or soft.

  22. Care & Repair

    Water Bottle and Reservoir Care

    Learn how to keep your plastic water bottles and hydration reservoirs clean and odor-free. Includes tips on usage, washing and drying.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 31 reviews
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    What to Bring in a Bike Repair Kit

    When you go out for a bike ride, prepare yourself for basic repairs by carrying a few simple tools and parts.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 20 reviews