Winter riding demands increased time maintaining the bike.
The corrosive mixture of salt, rain, mud, and road grime will turn your highly-tuned steed into a grinding wreck faster than you can say “new drivetrain”.
With this in mind, we’ve turned our attention to the subject of essential tools for the home mechanic, and gained the thoughts of Jon Hayes and Andy Phillips, mechanics at independent bike shop, Ride.
We’ll take a look at their five recommendations on the following pages. If there are any you think we’ve missed, or which have become essential to your maintenance regime, share them in the RCUK Forum.