This video shows you quite a lot of minor but important procedures you should do before summer hits properly.

Sorting out any issues or ignored niggles that your bike has put up with throughout winter will not only make your bike last longer – and save you money – it will also result in a bike that’s even more fun and rewarding to ride.

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Mudguard removal, proper bike cleaning technique, suspension bushing play check, chain wear checking, cassette replacement, brake pad changing, re-centring brake pistons, tubeless sealant replacement and setup and much else besides.

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Things you might need

  • Chain checking tool
  • Chain tool
  • Chain whip
  • Lockring tool
  • Pliers
  • New brake pads
  • Brake fluid
  • Lightweight chain lube
  • Tubeless tyre sealant
  • Allen keys
  • Rag
  • Grease
  • Track pump
  • Brush
  • Cleaning solution
  • Summer tyres