If it ain’t broke: Finally, save your pennies for a new ride instead of blowing your cash
on the flashiest upgrade first. A shiny new top-of-the-line rear derailleur might add
some bling to your bike, but modern mountain bike components all work pretty darn
well, even at the entry level. This bike came equipped with a SRAM X5 drivetrain, and
it’s yet to miss a shift on us. ;
Wear gloves: If the screwdriver fails, it’s easy to break reflectors off using this
technique. Eye protection is a good idea for this step, too.