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Chain wear

To keep your service costs down but mainly to keep your gears shifting nicely check your chain wear regularly.
A chain wear checker is only a few pounds and it allows you to keep an eye on chain wear

and replace the chain when it gets to a certain wear mark.
This means that you could run up to 3-4 chains before you need to then change your whole drivetrain (Cassette, chain, jockey wheels and chainrings) which can be expensive

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Chain maintenance

Keeping your chain well oiled  is essential for the gears to work well. Chain lube is best applied to a clean chain!

Best way to clean your chain is to do it regularly and use a degreaser to get into all the rollers and plates maybe using a quite stiff brush and some hot water/washing up liquid.

 

There are many specific chain cleaning products available. I can personally recommend Muc-Off Drivetrain De-greaser and it smells nice.

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Hydraulic brakes

If you use hydraulic brakes you already know how much better than cable operated or rim brakes they are, if yours are feeling a bit spongy when you pull the lever they probably just need a quick bleed. Drop us a line to get your brakes feeling nice & sharp on the levers again. We also supply most replacement pads for disc and rim brakes

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Shock/ Forks service schedule

Some suspension manufacturers recommend that some forks & shocks should be stripped

and cleaned every 20-50 riding hours.

This can be unpractical to most of us but regular maintenance of your suspension will keep

it performing well and lasting longer.
A basic oil & seals service is quickly done and not expensive so get yours booked in.