HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BICYCLE
Congratulations on your new ride! This is the start of an exciting new adventure and we want to make sure your bicycle is properly cared for to maintain its performance for years to come. Preventing accelerated wear and tear can be as simple as keeping your bicycle components clean and lubricated, and following the maintenance schedule outlined below. Keep up with this basic bicycle care; bring your ride in for regular service, and you and your bicycle are sure to have a long and happy life together!
Complete this simple pre-ride inspection before every ride to make sure you’re ready to roll:
BOUNCE - Give your bicycle a bounce and listen for anything that sounds loose.
BRAKE - Pull your brake levers to make sure your brakes are engaging.
INFLATE - Check your tire pressure before every outing and top it off when needed.
In addition to these basic pre-ride measures, we recommend regular preventative maintenance as well. The conditions you ride in and how much you ride can affect how often you’ll need a tune-up, but our general recommendations for maintenance and care can help you get the most out of your bicycle ride after ride.
RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Every 25 hours of use – MULTIPOINT INSPECTION / CHEM & LUBE
This routine service includes a thorough service assessment, bicycle wipe down and chain lubrication.
Every 50 hours of use – MULTIPOINT INSPECTION / BASIC TUNE UP OR PEAK PERFORMANCE TUNE UP
Revitalize your bicycle’s performance and ward off mechanical issues with a detailed clean, comprehensive lubrication and precise adjustment and alignment of all critical components. If your bicycle has suspension, suspension service is recommended at this time as well.
Every 100 hours of use or annually – MULTIPOINT INSPECTION / ANNUAL OVERHAUL
This comprehensive rebuild ensures your entire bike is performing at its highest level and promotes component longevity. Your bicycle will ride like new with a thorough clean and complete overhaul of all your components, including bearing systems.
For more information and details on caring for your bicycle, visit your local Jax Bicycle Center.