14 Best Mountain Bike Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier
by Lauren Costantini
Sacred Rides Boulder
Here are 14 ingenious, free, easy and cheap mountain bike hacks that will help you keep your bike, body and gear running smoothly all-season long. And some don’t even involve duct tape or zip ties!
1 – Store ‘take with you’ sunscreen and chamois butter in contact lens case
2 – Store multi-tool, chain tool, tire levers and CO2 cartridges in a glasses case
3 – Keep ‘take with you’ lube in a travel-size shampoo container
4 – Use inner tubes as resistance bands for pre-post-ride stretching
5 – Tape 2 old toothbrushes together as a chain cleaner
6 – Use electrical tape to attach energy gels to your top tube for easy access
7 – Zip tie old inner tubes around chain stays for protection
8 – Clean hydration-pack bladders with baking soda (3 tablespoons with a bit of bleach and warm water)
9 – Clean GoPro case in the dishwasher
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About Lauren Costantini:
As a former Pro mountain bike and cyclocross racer, I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and love of the Majestic Rocky Mountains and incredible trails around Boulder, Colorado! I love riding 2 wheels of any style: cross country, downhill, all-mountain, fat biking, touring, or commuting to the coffee shop.