Your Bike Maintenance Schedule

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 22, 2013
  • Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:37 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker


Type-A: Once your front tire has accumulated a bunch of little cuts and nicks, it is less sticky and more prone to flats.

Procrastinator: Abuse a rear tire enough and its once-rounded crest will square off. Eventually, the threads that make up the backbone of the tire may start to poke through. Either of these telltale signs means it’s time to trash the tires. Swap the front at the same time.

RELATED: Picking The Right Tires For Your Bike

« Previous Next »

FILED UNDER: Bike / Gear & Tech / Getting Started

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

Sign up for our free e-newsletter, SBR Report!

Subscribe to the FREE Triathlete newsletter