Do you own a hybrid bike that you love to take out for a spin on the paved tracks of the city and also explore the off-road tracks on? Then you know that it is important to maintain the bike regularly for those long rides you want to enjoy. Whether you are new to the experience of a hybrid bike or have owned one for some time, follow these hacks to keep your bike in shape:

1. On a daily basis, regardless of whether you ride your hybrid bike every day or not, wipe your bike down with a dry or wet cloth. This will keep the dust from getting on to the exposed surfaces of your bike and prevent blocks in the wires and nuts and bolts for seamless rides any time you want to hop on and get on the road.

2. Cleaning the bike is a no-brainer but make sure you wash clean every surface on the bike to keep off the additional weight that may come from mud being accumulated in areas that are hard to reach. Hose off the entire surface area through and through and wipe everything later to prevent the moisture from getting in the cables. Use a dirt-repellent on the tires, braking surface, saddle and bars to keep them from getting too muddy.

3. To keep the bike looking neat in the front in spite of all the cables running through, use bike tape to secure them. Make sure not to wrap them too tightly though or they could damage the cables. Smart tip – pull back the tops and push forward the drops.

4. The best hybrid bike in India that you own will have some gears to enable you to manoeuvre both the paved roads and the dirt tracks. Tuning gears is important to keep the bike in perfect shape and for a safe ride. To give the gears a quick tune, put the bike in its top gear, and turn the pedals till the chain goes into the smallest cog. Then remove the derailleur to put the cables back in their right cogs and ensure that the chain sits comfortably in its place, then refit the gear cable and you are good to go.

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