11 things you should do as soon as you get a new bike

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon is the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. He's previously been technical editor at BikeRadar.com, editor at What Mountain Bike Magazine and also web editor at Singletrackworld.co.uk. Yes, he's been around the houses.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

inicholson wrote:

 

You missed out: fall off, getting your first scratch on the frame (and probably bending a brake lever)

 

Did that the first time I put the new bike on the car rack. Gutted, then I realised it's an MTB so it's only a matter of time before it gets some more

1 month 3 weeks ago

You missed out: fall off, getting your first scratch on the frame (and probably bending a brake lever)

1 month 3 weeks ago

12. Put your pedals on it, not whatever it came with

13. Colour code seat clamp and headset cap (sorry, is that a roadie thing to do?)

14. Buy a dropper post if it didn't come with one.