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Revive Your Ride

4 Steps To Get Your Old Bike Ready to Ride

Biking is now more popular than ever. If you're looking to get in on the fun, we're here to help.

If you aren't buying a new bike, getting started means pulling your current bike out of its storage space and checking it over to get it ready to ride. The simplest way to do this is to take your bike to one of our authorized dealers. To find one in your area, use our simple dealer locator below.

Dealer Locator Tool

REVIVE YOUR RIDE CHECKLIST

Whether you go to one of our dealers for a tune-up or just buy the parts and do the work yourself, here are the four main areas of the bike that need to be inspected.

1. Fix the weak link

Visually check your chain for rust and frozen links that won't turn. Loud squeaking while pedaling is also a good indicator that it's time to replace your chain. If you have any of these current issues, you'll have more fun with a silent, smooth-shifting SRAM chain.

2. Retire worn or cracked rubber

Fresh tires, brake pads, and new grips or handlebar tape feel great to ride with and keep you safe.

3. Cogs in the machine 

Bikes with high mileage often need new chains and rear cogs (cassette) for smooth shifting while avoiding chain skip when pedaling hard. SRAM makes a variety of cassette options to get you going again that are available at your local dealer.

4. Brake check!

Worn, dirty cables = poor braking and shifting. Replace worn brake and shift cables with SRAM stainless steel cables.