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Do it yourself: Three simple tricks to make your bike last longer

Wash your mountain bike frequently to increase its lifespan

Our bicycles are an important tool. Whether we use them for work, exercise or divingtimento, they must withstand the test of time and all the stresses caused by use.

Of course, wear and tear is a natural obstacle for all bicycles, but one that can easily be slowed down. A little bike care can help your mountain bike maintain its functionality and last longer over time.

We asked several mechanics for advice and suggestionsrimmaintenance bodiesone of your mountain bike.
In this article, we look at the main tips to help you increase the lifespan of your bicycle:

1. Checked the pressureone of the wheels?

It is important to always check the pressureone of tires for the correct maintenance of the mountain bike: “There is a difficult balance to find - high pressure tiresone they can adhere less to surfaces and cause a loss of tractionone. Meanwhile, the low pressureone can cause pinch flats, where the tire is cut by the rims. Your rims may deform when using low pressure tiresone. 

You press herone of tires is measured in bar. The identificationone of the vicinityone ideal tire size depends on three significant factors: "Your weight, the volume of your tire and the type of terrain you will face."

Tips for increasing the lifespan of your bicycle

Tires on mountain bikes should usually sit around 1,6-1,8 bar at the front and 1,8-2 at the rear. But for a light rider, these values ​​may be slightly reduced. Alternatively, a heavier rider may feel this pressingone is too low, causing the tires to risk pinching.

The volume of your tire is a factor that will influence the pressureone of the tire which may undergo variations. A tire with a tube will require pressingone different to a tubeless tyre. There are therefore various factors that influence the value of pressureone.

Finally, understanding the route you will face with your mountain bike will help you understand which one to rideone choose. Lower pressures are ideal for fast, flowing landscapes that can absorb rough terrain. Alternatively, rugged landscapes with rocks may require tampingone greater to avoid pinching.

Check the parent company manual when choosing which pressone of tire to use, since a pressureone ideal it will help you safeguard the integrity of your bike for longer and prevent damage to both tires and rims.

Cleaning the mountain bike chain
Cleaning the mountain bike chain

2. Always check the state of the chain

Bicycle chains are at risk of corrodingone and wear due to atmospheric agents and mud, leaves and branches. Ensure maintenanceone of the chain will go a long way in keeping your bike's performance at its best. By regularly cleaning and lubricating the chain, you also keep the chainring and rear derailleur clean.

Use an oil-based lubricant with a soft cloth and slide the chain. Wipe off any excess dirt and continue until the rag is completely soiled. Once dirty, replace the rag and repeat. In the phase in which the rag no longer gets dirty, it is possible to reapply the lubricant in the correct quantity.

It may not be necessary to do this after every run, it depends on the route you take.
For those who enjoy mud riding, cleaning at the end of each ride is highly encouraged to prevent rust and other dried mud damage on the components.onenti.

A protectionone horizontal can also prevent damage to the bike due to the chain. When shifting gears, the chain can scratch the body of the bicycle. The protector wraps around the bike frame and prevents this. This in turn reduces the risk of rust and damage to both the bike and the chain, clearly affecting the look.

Maintenance adviceone bike check the brake fluid
Maintenance adviceone bike check the brake fluid

3. Check your brake fluid periodically

Ensuring the correct ending is the best way to have fun safely. This may seem like a strange paradox on a bicycle, but you maintain itone Brakes are one of the most important things to consider on your mountain bike.

Take great care of your brakes: “Mud, water and particles cause serious wear to the pads. But reviewing their functionality is easy. Take the wheels off and check how much material it is rimrod on each brake.

If one pad is more worn than the other, this could mean that your brakes are not aligned properly. If the pads are completely worn, you need to check the brake discs to avoid further damage. If the disc shows excessive wear, it must be replaced.

Also check how your braking feels. Pull both brake levers. It should not be soft; instead, there should be a defined resistance point. If it doesn't feel that way, your brakes may be braking less than necessary. Take your bicycle to a repair shop to bleed the brakes. This changes the hydraulic fluid, rimovulating any air bubbles or dirty fluid that has accumulated over time.

You maintain itone of the mountain bike is essential to ensure its longevity. Whether you're tackling a grassy hill, commuting to work or just having fun on the dirt road at your local bike route. Caring for your bike should be your priority. It only takes a few minutesrimae after every bike ride to check that everything is working. Good maintenanceone is essential: “This not only increases your safety on the bike, but means you can make your bike last longer. This can help reduce the cost of replacement parts or prevent you from buying a new bike altogether. "


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