Drivetrain Maintenance


Articles: 8


Maintaining your bike’s drivetrain is important to ensure it rides smoothly. This series includes both videos and step-by-step instructions for cleaning, adjusting and replacing key components, including your chain, derailleur, chainrings, cassette and crankset.

  • A wet and muddy mountain bike lying on the forest floor

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    Bike Chain Cleaning and Maintenance

    522 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

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

  • Close up of a person's hands changing a bike chain

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    How to Change or Repair a Bike Chain

    46 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

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

  • A detail shot of a bike's crankset

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    Crankset Care

    53 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

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

  • A two piece crankset with one arm removed sits on a table

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    How to Replace a 2-Piece Crankset

    7 reviews with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars

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

  • A close up shot of a person's hands holding a bike chainring

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    How to Change Your Bike Chainrings

    20 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

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

  • A detail shot of a bike's front derailleur

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    How to Check Your Front Derailleur

    53 reviews with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars

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

  • A detail shot of a bike cassette

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    How to Change a Bike Cassette

    52 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

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

  • A detail shot of a bike derailleur hanger

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    How to Replace a Derailleur Hanger

    18 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

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