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Get your bike ready for spring – in just 6 steps!

Winter is finally coming to a close and it’s probably safe to say spring has sprung. Time to free those neglected bikes from their cobwebs and show them the light of day! However, before taking to the saddle, make sure to run a thorough check before riding into the sunset.

We’ve put together a checklist of 6 steps to whip your bike into shape. And don’t worry – these fixes are easy, even if you’re a bit on the mechanically challenged side.

Step 1: Clean

Roughly clean the bicycle frame with a brush before wiping it down with a sponge and lukewarm water and then drying it off. If your bike is caked with dirt, try using a high-pressure cleaner at a distance of at least 30cm. Dirt caught in the chain is best removed with a designated chain cleaner.

  • Easy Clean (Chain cleaner, 500ml)
  • Easy Clean (Chain cleaner, 500ml)
  • Easy Clean (Chain cleaner, 500ml)
CHF 18.–
Motorex Easy Clean (Chain cleaner, 500ml)
Very effective, solvent-free and gel-like bicycle cleaner. Ideal for heavily soiled bikes. Dissolves and removes all kinds of dirt, does not leave any grease residues and is suitable for carbon.
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  • Bike Cleaning Kit
  • Bike Cleaning Kit
CHF 44.60
Motorex Bike Cleaning Kit
All-In-One-Set with chain oil, bicycle and chain cleaner
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Chain Cleaner Set CG-2.3 (Chain cleaner, Chain cleaner)
CHF 44.10
Park Tool Chain Cleaner Set CG-2.3 (Chain cleaner, Chain cleaner)
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Step 2: Grease

Particularly the suspension fork, shock absorbers, break and shift cables as well as the chain and driving parts need to be greased. As regards the last two, less is more. So use the chain oil sparingly. Your best bet is to run the chain through a dry cloth after you’ve oiled it. To refresh those colours and make your trusted bike shine, apply a protective spray – it preserves bicycle parts and acts as a water-repellent.

Dry Power Lube (Chain oil, 100ml)
CHF 9.90
Motorex Dry Power Lube (Chain oil, 100ml)
Reliable, biodegradable chain oil for regular conditions. Bike Issue 04/16: Winner Price/Performance!
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  • Deo für Federgabel (seal care, 100ml)
  • Deo für Federgabel (seal care, 100ml)
CHF 16.50
Brunox Deo für Federgabel (seal care, 100ml)
Brunox Deo keeps the seals supple and keeps the dirt out.

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Bike Shine (300ml)
CHF 12.60
Motorex Bike Shine (300ml)
A care and protection agent which refreshes the colours and gives them a high gloss.
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Step 3: Screws

Check the screws on the handlebars, stem, cranks and chain rings and tighten them if required. If you have a carbon bike, you should pay particular attention to the torque. Make sure to check all other moveable parts, too.

Allen wrench set
CHF 29.90
Birzman Allen wrench set

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SK-1 Starter Set (11x)
Park Tool SK-1 Starter Set (11x)

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Step 4: Pump

Check your tire pressure – the ideal pressure is usually indicated on the tire in Bar/PSI. Pump the tires if required. Also make sure to check the suspension fork and shock absorber pressure.

Manometer Airchecker
CHF 30.90
SKS Manometer Airchecker
Tyre pressure gauge with digital display.

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  • Joe Blow Sport II
  • Joe Blow Sport II
  • Joe Blow Sport II
Topeak Joe Blow Sport II
Test result mountain bike 01/17: "Outstanding!" Exact and durable pump with practical valve adapters!
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  • Micro Shock fork/shock pump
  • Micro Shock fork/shock pump
  • Micro Shock fork/shock pump
CHF 26.90
Topeak Micro Shock fork/shock pump

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Step 5: Brakes

Check the brake power and sensitivity of the brakes. If the brake power is unsatisfactory, the brake pads may have to be replaced. Weak disc brakes means the brakes may have to be vented.

Standard Entlüftungskit mit Dot 5.1
CHF 38.90
Avid Standard Entlüftungskit mit Dot 5.1
For drip-free bleeding for Avid disc brakes and Reverb seat posts
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Bremszugset MTB
CHF 29.50
Shimano Bremszugset MTB

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Dura-ace R55c4 (Shimano, Rubber)
CHF 11.90
Shimano Dura-ace R55c4 (Shimano, Rubber)

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Step 6: Lights

Is the front and backlight still working? You may have to replace the batteries or the light itself. If your bike has a good old-fashioned dynamo system, check the light cables if one of the lights is not working.

  • EGO (20lm, 10lm)
  • EGO (20lm, 10lm)
  • EGO (20lm, 10lm)
Reelight EGO (20lm, 10lm)
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  • Beetle Twinpack (10lm, 1.60lm)
  • Beetle Twinpack (10lm, 1.60lm)
  • Beetle Twinpack (10lm, 1.60lm)
CHF 39.–
knog. Beetle Twinpack (10lm, 1.60lm)
Small, reliable and easy to use.
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Macro Drive / Micro Drive (400lm, 70lm)
Lezyne Macro Drive / Micro Drive (400lm, 70lm)
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Equipped for small emergency repairs

No matter how well prepared your bike is for the start of the season, you may still have to carry out the odd emergency repair at a later stage. For this reason, it is best to have a repair kit with all basic tools in your saddle bag. More advanced hobby mechanics should also consider equipping their bike with a hand pump and a replacement inner tube.

  • Metal
  • Metal
CHF 6.55
Lezyne Metal

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  • Alloy Drive M
  • Alloy Drive M
CHF 39.–
Lezyne Alloy Drive M
Inflate the tyres on your bike quickly and comfortably on the road.
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Sv17 (28", 1.13 - 1.75 ", Presta valve)
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Schwalbe Sv17 (28", 1.13 - 1.75 ", Presta valve)
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  • Alien 3 (25x)
  • Alien 3 (25x)
  • Alien 3 (25x)
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Topeak Alien 3 (25x)
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Gion Manetsch, Zurich

  • Senior Category Sourcing Manager
77-42-65 may look like part of a portfolio to apply for the next episode of “The Bachelor“ but the numbers are actually my body measurements from back when I was a pro mountain biker. Meanwhile, I feel like my maximum oxygen uptake (Vo2max) of 77 is half of what it was and my resting pulse of 42 has doubled. I’ve also put on 11 kg since weighing 65 kg eight years ago. However, all of the above does not mean that I have become a passive sportsman. On the contrary. I’m passionate about racket sports, swimming, after work jogging and skiing. But mountain biking still has a special place in my heart. The combination of outdoor exercise, endurance, technique and action make it my personal favourite when it comes to sports. These days, I enjoy a more relaxed version with a bit more suspension travel.

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