Daily Riding Checklist
We design our bikes so that they can be everyday companions. However, before each ride, you need to give your bike a quick check. To make sure it's tuned up, safe and ready to go, we suggest you use the ABCQD test.
The 'ABCQD' Test
Check the air pressure on your Tires. Use your thumb to press the Tires. They should feel nice and firm but avoid over-inflating.
Check the Brakes by squeezing the Levers and making sure the bike stops. Check that the Brake Cables are undamaged and untangled.
Check that Bars (Handlebar, Handlepost, Handlebar Extensions) are tightly in place and undamaged by turning the Handlebar left and right with the Front Wheel in between your legs.
Check the Battery* and make sure it is properly secured to the Battery Mount. Also, check if your Battery is sufficiently charged for your ride.
* Skip this step if you don't have an e-bike.
CHAIN AND CABLES
Check that Chain turns freely through Gears by rotating the Crank backwards, and make sure Cables are undamaged.
Check that Quick Releases (Wheels, Seat Tube, Handlepost) and Joints (Frame, Handlepost) are closed securely.
DROP THE BIKE*
* Skip this step if you have an e-bike
Lift the bicycle a few inches and drop it to the ground. If anything shakes or rattles, make adjustments before riding.
To get more information about bicycle safety, check out www.bikeleague.org.