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Pre-ride inspection or does your bike need service?

Tire condition
Proper inflation
Tire condition

Wheels
Quick release secured
Wheels true and centered in brakes

Brakes
Pads secure and aligned properly
Brakes centered
Brake levers symmetrical and secure
Cables and housing free of kinks/frays
Lever has at least 1 inch before bottoming against handlebar

Handlebar
Aligned properly and secured

Stem
Aligned properly and secured

Headset
No play and turns freely

Saddle/seat post
Aligned properly and secured

Drivetrain
Check for over/under shifts
Condition of chain, e.g. does it need lube or cleaning?

Pedals
Secured, spin freely

Crankarms
Secured, spin freely

Bottom bracket
No side-to-side play, spins freely

Accessories
Secured, e.g., fenders, racks, bottle cages

Mountain bike/heavy usage/rainy usage

Drivetrain
Clean on a regular basis

Bearing assemblies
Monitor condition closely

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