Get set up and serviced! Not all of us are graced with the knowledge of how to correctly set up and service a bike but there are plenty of people out there that know exactly what they're doing on this front.
A bike that's set up to correctly fit your body proportions will be easier to ride, not to mention you'll be doing yourself a favour in ensuring that posture-related injuries are not a part of your training routine. Add to that a bike that is working well and you'll be experiencing a more efficient ride all round.
Make this step a common sense, must-have part of your cycling spring clean or if you're just thinking about buying a bike then use a professional to help you pick out the right size frame for you.
1 June 2013