Buyer's guide: bike maintenance essentials

BikesEtc 20 Apr 2018 A round-up of all the essentials you need to keep your bike road-ready Keeping on riding through the grim weather of the winter months may be good for you and your fitness, but your bike tends to take a bit of a battering. When you ride over roads covered in salt, and through muddy puddles, your tyres kick up muck, spraying it all over your components and frame. If, on the other hand, you're more of a fair weather cyclist and your bike lays dormant through the winter, it'll invariably still be carrying some of last year’s gunk when you decide to pull it from its hibernation come the springtime. Either way, with the prospect of warmer months ahead, it’s time to give your bike a bit of TLC to ensure you get the most from it during the season ahead. Regular cleaning is the best ...

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