Mountain biking is a gear-in- tensive sport. To get the most from the expensive equipment
that helps you pilot trails, you must
maintain it. And those maintenance
bills can add up in a hurry. Taking a
bike to the shop for repairs can be like
going to the dentist when you know it’s
been way too long. There’s probably
not going to be any good news, and
the bill is probably going to be more
than you want to spend. We’ve all
been there, holding a credit card that’s
still hot after a full overhaul.
Thankfully, there are some helpful
tips that can keep nasty repair bills at
bay. Here are a few of our favorites.
The thrifty way to maintain your bike
Ways to Save Money
on Bike Repairs
INVEST IN A BASIC
HOME TOOL KIT
THAT’S MORE THAN
The best way to save
money on repair bills is to
do the work yourself; however, this involves a bit of an
investment on the front end.
First, you must buy a tool kit
that can handle the basics.
Don’t look for something
too extravagant, because
you’ll likely be buying tools
you won’t use. Instead, look
for a kit that has a full Allen
wrench set and specialty
tools like a cassette, bottom
bracket and spoke tools.