Your Bike & What To Check

Bike Feature What To Check Before Riding
Front Tyre Good tread, no splits, cracks or holes, properly inflated, inner tube valve straight.
Front Wheel True, no broken/missing spokes, rim free of dents, not excessively worn.
Front Hub No wobble/play, turns smoothly, wheel securely fixed (bolts quick release).
Front Brake Firmly fixed, correctly adjusted.
Front Brake Pads Correctly fitted and aligned, not excessively worn.
Front Brake Lever Correctly positioned, firmly fixed, no excessive travel, cable not frayed.
Headset / Steering No wobble/play, correctly adjusted.
Handlebars Not bent/dented, ends protected.
Forks Appear true and undamaged, suspension forks functioning, no leaks.
Frame Appears true and undamaged, no visible cracks.
Rear Brake Lever Correctly positioned, firmly fixed, no excessive travel, cable not frayed.
Rear Brake Firmly fixed, correctly adjusted.
Rear Brake Pads Correctly fitted and aligned, not excessively worn.
Rear Tyre Good tread, no splits, cracks or holes, properly inflated, inner tube valve straight.
Rear Wheel True, no broken/missing spokes, rim free of dents, not excessively worn.
Rear Hub No wobble/play, turns smoothly, wheel securely fixed (bolts quick release).
Bottom Bracket No wobble, turns smoothly, lock rings tight.
Chain Set Straight, firmly fixed, chain ring teeth not bent or excessively worn.
Pedals Complete, turning freely, not bent, firmly fixed.
Cassette Firmly fixed, cog teeth not excessively worn.
Chain Not excessively worn, not slack, not rusty, not dirt encrusted, lubricated well.
Gears Properly adjusted, lubricated sufficiently, cables not frayed.
Saddle Firmly fixed, correctly positioned ( height and setback).
Lights (if necessary) Red rear, white front and suitable for purpose, firmly fixed and working.
Mudguards Securely fixed, no sharp edges or loose straps