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Spring awakening on two wheels: How to get your bike in top shape

Spring is finally here and it's time to wake up your bike, e-bike or, at best, SUSHI BIKE from hibernation! In this article, you'll find all the tips and tricks you need to get your bike back in shape. From checking the brakes to correctly adjusting the gears - here you'll find out everything you need to know. So grab your bike and let's get started!

Cleaning and caring for your bike after winter

After a long winter, it's finally time to get your bike out of the basement and get it ready for spring. But before you head out into the warm sun on two wheels, you should give your trusty bike a thorough cleaning and care. Dirt, salt and moisture can leave their mark over the winter. Start by washing the entire bike thoroughly. It's best to use a mild cleaner or just water with a little washing-up liquid. Pay particular attention to hard-to-reach areas such as the gears and brakes to remove any dirt. 

Once the bike is clean, you should check all moving parts and lubricate them if necessary. This includes the chain, which is often subjected to a lot of wear and tear in winter. We have put together a checklist of other things you should not forget: 

Checklist for the spring inspection of your bike

So that you don't forget anything and can carry out your spring inspection thoroughly, we at SUSHI BIKE have put together a checklist for you. We go through all the important points step by step to make sure that your bike is ready for the first rides in spring. Because as bike experts, we know what is important if you want to get your bike ready for the warm days. 


The first thing you should do is check your brakes. Good braking performance is essential for your safety on the road. After the winter, they may be dirty or worn. Check the condition of the brake pads and replace them if necessary. Also check the brake levers for functionality and make sure they work properly.


Now let's turn our attention to your bike's tires. Check the air pressure and pump them up to the recommended PSI if necessary. Also check the condition of the tires for cracks or signs of wear and pump them up to the correct pressure if necessary. The brake pads should still have enough material and should be replaced in good time if necessary. 

Bicycle chain:

The chain is another important part of your bike that requires regular maintenance. Clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt and dust and then lubricate it with a high-quality chain oil. Be careful not to use too much oil, as this will only cause more dirt to build up. 


You should also check the saddle height and handlebar position. An incorrect adjustment can lead to an uncomfortable riding position and even pain. Make sure that the saddle is set to the right height and that the handlebars are easy to grip. 


Last but not least, lighting plays a crucial role in your safety on the road. Make sure that all lights are working and are bright enough. A clearly visible bike increases your chances of being noticed by other road users in time. You can find out more about bike lighting here . 

Bicycle accessories:

Last but not least, we would like to give you a few tips on choosing the right accessories for spring. Think about whether you need a new bicycle helmet or special cycling clothing, for example. Road-safe lighting on your bike should also not be neglected. You can also find suitable accessories for your bike in our SUSHI BIKE online shop. 


In principle, the motor of an e-bike does not need to be serviced. It should generally work perfectly over the long term, but if you hear unusual noises, it is best to go to the nearest workshop. If you have a SUSHI BIKE, contact customer service or one of our partner workshops.

We promise you: With this checklist, you'll be well prepared to get your bike ready for spring. Don't forget to tighten all the screws carefully and do a final test run before you hit the road. With simple measures, you can get your bike in top shape and make the most of spring on two wheels.

Make your bike ready for spring with simple measures 

Regular maintenance of your SUSHI BIKE or bicycle is important to keep it in good condition in the long term. So don't be afraid to have your bike inspected every now and then or to carry out minor repairs yourself. This way you will not only stay safe, but you will also be able to continue to enjoy every bike ride to the fullest. 

Tip: If you haven't ticked off all the points on the checklist yet, it might be worth considering a professional spring bike check at one of our SUSHI BIKE partner dealers or your local bike dealer. They often offer special offers or vouchers for these inspections. It's worth it to make sure your bike is really fit for spring!

Keep your bike ready for spring and enjoy the first rays of sunshine on two wheels – there’s nothing better! 

Checklist: get your bike ready for spring SUSHI BIKES

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