6 Top Gear Setup Mistakes | Maintenance Monday

Published on August 7th 2017


No matter what you ride, there's no excuse for poor setup and maintenance of your gears. Getting it right will make riding your bike a blissfully smooth experience, but if you get it wrong, it could end up ruining your ride. Here Si shows us his top 6 gear setup mistakes, and easy ways to fix them yourself. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/jZ Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/j- Are you guilty of neglecting your gears? Or prefer to leave it to your local trusted mechanic? You can improve your gear shifting setup from your own home, as ex professional rider Si explains in the GCN workshop. Simon Richardson's top six mistakes for gear setup include: 1. Bad shifting is not okay - don't live with it! 2. Not leaving those limit screws alone.... 3. ...or not! (You'll have to watch) 4. You just don't listen! 5. Hanging onto old cables 6. Fitting new cables wrong Do you think that we missed any clangers? Share your mistakes with us below! 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/jY Watch more on GCN... Adjust your front derailleur 📹 http://gcn.eu/t And then the rear... 📹 http://gcn.eu/u Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com