Amanda Wilks is a professional writer and a veteran MTB rider. Although mountain biking is not for the faint-hearted, she never misses a trail. Before embarking on a new adventure, Amanda likes to prepare herself (and her bike) for the unexpected. She believes bike maintenance is essential and that every biker should learn how to handle a few basic tools for their own safety. Visit Amanda’s Twitter for more of her writings.
Maintaining a bike isn’t always fun. Let’s face it, the real fun comes from wheeling down the highway soaking in the local sights and getting away from a desk for a while. Routine maintenance can feel more like brushing your teeth in that it is terribly important yet ultimately not […]