With the first warm days, the desire for summer cycling tours across fields and meadows increases again. Or the desire to swap the car and the underground for the good old bike. So with a zest for action, we get the bike out of its winter hibernation, i.e. out of the cellar. But before the riding pleasure sets in, frustration sets in for many. After all, winter can leave its mark. We have collected a few tips for you on how to get your bike fit again for the new season.
Lubricate & grease
- Brake check
CHECK THE GEARS
- Seat check: Normally, handlebar and saddle height should be unchanged, but it is still worth checking again.
- Saddle height: For the correct saddle height, the knee should be able to be pushed through when the heel is on the pedal. Handlebar height: The correct handlebar height is achieved when the pelvis tilts slightly forward and a hollow back is formed. This gives the spine its natural S-shape.
And if you can’t do it yourself or are unsure about some of the work, if in doubt, seek the help of a professional. Once all the points have been checked off, there’s nothing standing in the way of the first ride of the year. Whether road, mountain, field or forest, we wish you lots of fun!