Don’t be lazy and neglect items that need to be replaced. We want to be ready for next year and that means having your bike prepped. Nobody wants a maintenance issue training, or during a race obviously. I just had a cleat fail on our last recruitment ride and was reminded about scheduled maintenance.
Each season at a minimum you should be replacing the chain, cassette, cables and housings and bar tape.
Of course distance, riding style, weather, and regular cleaning will change your personal schedule.
Here’s my experience with maintenance basics over the last 5 years:
Every 4,000 miles
Cables & Housings
Power meter battery
Every 8,000 or each season
+ Cassette, Bar Tape, cleats
Every 2 years
+ Chain rings & re-grease
What do you you guys do? Any thoughts or questions?