A mountain bike by its design is built to take a beating - they’re strong and powerful. If you ride a decent amount, you’re bound to end up in the shop every couple of weeks to have our local bike shoppers fine tune just a few things. The good news is you don’t always need to run your bike to the shop for simple quick tuning. You can do a lot of this on your own and save yourself time and money! Keeping you out of the shop and on the trail.
Don’t let that intimidate you. You don’t have to be a mechanic or handyman to keep your bike in good shape. So let’s jump in and review a few small and simple things you can do to keep your bike out of the shop and on the trail.
Let’s chat service stands. Many riders don’t even use a service stand to make adjustments. They service their bikes like our ancient ancestral riders - balancing it against their leg, on a tree, or between two wild boars if they were really feeling adventurous. But that’s not nearly as fun as using a service stand. If you’re in the market for a stand, there's a number of options out there and they’re all just about the same. To make it so our riders needed less equipment, we’ve added a service stand attachment to the TILT Balance Trainer.
Check out the balance trainer/service stand combo and elevate your ride.