Preview: Dial your bike with our weekly ‘Service Special’
The season is almost upon us, trails are drying out and the first signs of warm spring days are all around. The talk has turned back to biking and everyone is looking forward to getting out in the forest and shredding some trails.
There is only one problem, as last years season wound to a close and the first snow arrived, many bikes were thrown into basements, forgotten and ignored until now. For those who rode in spite of mud and snow, we salute you, however a winter of hard riding will certainly have left your bike requiring some TLC before the new season begins. Many have certainly also spent their Christmas bonus on new parts, to replace that which is broken, or tune the bike with the “must haves” of 2014.
Every week we will be bringing you useful tips and tricks for service & setup, and let you into some secrets from the pros! At the same time we will dispel some common myths and focus on what is really important.
We have been visiting the “major players” in the industry and every Monday will provide you with a detailed guide on a particular bike topic
Not only will be covering simple tasks such as changing a crank, but we will also focus on more advanced topics like fork services, brake line shortening, bleeding a RockShox Reverb and much more.
It starts this Monday with a guide on how to replace a SRAM GXP bottom bracket and install a new matching SRAM X01 crank.
Pictures: Christoph Bayer Words: Christoph Bayer / Trevor Worsey