MTB Bolt Checks – Simple but Critical To Your Safety
Consistent MTB Bolt Checks are critical to your bike’s reliability and safety. While components should be checked throughout their service life, it is particularly important to check new fittings. Stem, handlebar, grip and brake assemblies are especially important.
Why You Need to Bolt Check
Light weight, minimal contact and leverage.
With the exception of WTB’s Padloc grips, everything that attaches to your handlebar requires radial clamping force to keep it positioned radially (around the circle of the bar) and laterally (left and right).
If the fastener is appropriately tight the radial assembly produces more “bite” than the loads encountered and nothing moves.
So you torque it and it’s good forever? No. Nope. No.
In fact, you torque it – stress it – re-torque it – and then occasionally check it. Continue reading MTB Bolt Checks – Simple but Critical To Your Safety