Whether you’re a road or mountain bike enthusiast, Tremblant is a paradise for cyclists of all types. Our scenic and challenging roads, large network of mountain bike trails and paved multifunctional trail will make both amateurs and professionals very content.

With cycling season just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your gear is as ready to roll as you are!

Here is a quick check list to make sure your bike is safe to ride

Tires

After a few months hidden away in the shed or the garage, your bike’s tires will most likely be flat or low on air. Use an air pressure gauge to make sure your air pressure is at just the right level. Depending on use, the tread of your tires should be checked as well to ensure they are still safe.

Cables and Brakes

Your brakes and gear cables need to be checked regularly, especially after hibernation. They’re constantly being used, so wear and tear is unavoidable. Pull on your brake levers to make sure they engage both sides of the brakes on each wheel. The brakes should not stick and should be able to fully stop the wheel in motion.

Run your fingers over the length of the cables to check for damage. If you spot frayed or sticky cables, they should be replaced.

Chain

Look out for rust and grime. A good cleaning and some lubricant will make everything run smoother. Also check your chain tension by lightly pressing against the top chain, it should not move more than half an inch. If your chain is too lose, it might come off while riding. On the other side, if it’s too tight, it can damage your gears.

Wheels

Spin our bike’s wheels! It should spin easily without quivering and there should be no contact between the rim and the brake pads.

Best advice to do a good maintenance on your bike? Plan a full tune up with a bike specialist at your favourite bike shop.

Have a great biking season 🙂