Pronunciation: \ˈmānt-nən(t)s, ˈmān-tə-nən(t)s\
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from maintenir
Date: 14th century
1 : the act of maintaining : the state of being maintained : support
2 : something that maintains
3 : the upkeep of property or equipment
4 : an officious or unlawful inter meddling in a legal suit by assisting either party with means to carry it on
Boys and girls it' s that time again when ye old part-time wanna-be mechanic tells y'all that you MUST MAINTAIN your steeds so that you will not experience any down time regarding your bikes. If you have any mechanical skills at all you can take apart your bike and just clean all the parts whether you think you need to or not. It will save you time and $$ in the long run! I don't think anyone wants to have open-link (heart) surgery on their bike like the one in the pic above. Trust me your full suspension rigs will ride & PERFORM better, isn't that why you bought a FS rig in the first place? Better ride? Plus it's like preventative maintenance as well, you can catch a bearing or bushing that may be going bad or see a crack that's just starting that could save your life and prevent epic failure in your future. I'm just trying to help out somebody is why I'm posting this OR if you like spending lotsa $$$$$$$ just ride the thang 'til it locks up and we'll fix for ya!
Oh, lube is good too!!!!!