Get Your Bike Race Ready

Gearing Your Bike for Success

Get Your Bike Race Ready

Preparing for a race involves more than just physical and mental readiness. It's crucial to make sure that your bike is also ready for the challenge. By focusing on all of these aspects, you can set yourself up for success and achieve your goals.

Get your bike race ready. 

Participating in a race is not just about testing your endurance, but also the endurance of your bike. Just like you would prepare your body for the race ahead, your bike needs some preparation too. Follow our top tips to ensure that your bike performs at its best, and together, you and your bike can conquer your next race.

Gear up to the challenge. 

When it comes to running off the bike, conquering those hills can be a challenge, especially when grinding against a big gear. However, with proper care and attention, you can avoid any unnecessary muscle strain. By thoroughly checking and cleaning your gears, from the derailleur to the hub and chain, and using a high-quality lubricant, you can ensure that your bike is in top condition. With your gears working smoothly, you'll be able to climb those hills with ease and achieve success in every race.

Take the “tire” out of your tyres. 

It's important to remember that just like our car tyres, your racing tyres need proper care and attention. By being mindful of their age and wear and tear, you can ensure that they are in top shape and ready to perform their best on race day. With a separate set of tyres for racing, you can minimise the risk of damage and punctures, allowing you to focus on achieving your goals and pushing yourself to the limit. So, take care of your tyres and let them help you reach new heights in your racing journey.

Perfect seating. 

It's essential to ensure that you're fully prepared for race day, and that means paying attention to even the smallest details. Your comfort and ease on the road are key to your success, so make sure your seat is adjustable and your bike is easy to mount. By taking these simple steps, you'll be setting yourself up for a strong performance and a successful race.

Hit the brakes. 

It is every cyclist's dream to cross the finish line at a blazing speed, but it can turn into a nightmare if you lose control and cannot stop. Having well-maintained brakes is crucial on race day. It not only reduces the risk of injuring yourself and other riders but also prevents any potential damage to your bike.

Headset, go! 

Your bike's headset may seem like a small component, but it plays an important role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable race. Checking that your headset bearings are not worn out is a vital safety step that should be taken before race day. Although worn-out bearings are usually noticeable, discovering the issue during a race can be problematic. It's recommended to check your headset before the race day to avoid any inconvenience.

Cable check! 

To ensure optimal performance and safety while riding your bike, it's essential to inspect your brake and derailleur cables regularly. By checking for any signs of wear or dirt accumulation, you can prevent potential issues and ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. This simple yet vital task can have a significant impact on your overall biking experience.

We have it all! 

Are you looking to hit the racing tracks with your bike? Then Action Cycles workshop is the perfect place for you. Our expert team offers a range of services to ensure that your bike is race-ready, from minor checks to professional servicing. You can book your appointment with us directly, or through Hub Tiger, to get started on your journey towards the finish line. Trust us to get you saddled up and ready to conquer the race tracks.

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