It’s generally recommended to give your bicycle a tune-up at least once a year, or more frequently if you use it frequently or for extended rides. Here are some signs that your bike may need a tune-up:
- Decreased Performance: If your bike doesn’t feel as smooth as it used to, or if it’s harder to shift gears or stop, it may be time for a tune-up.
- Noisy Components: If your bike is making strange noises, such as creaking or clicking, it may be due to loose or worn-out components that need to be tightened or replaced.
- Uneven Wear: If you notice uneven wear on your tires or brake pads, it’s a sign that your bike may not be adjusted properly and needs a tune-up.
- General Wear and Tear: Over time, various components of your bike will wear out and need to be replaced. This can include things like the chain, cassette, and cables.
- Storage: If you’ve stored your bike for an extended period of time, it may need a tune-up to get it back in working order.
We recommend having a quality bicycle shop tune your bike up! A good tune-up will ensure that your bike is running smoothly and safely, and can help prevent problems from developing into more serious and expensive repairs down the road.