If you overdo it on solvents and jetwash, you could be killing your freehub. What you need is a good mix of care and attention, and your freehub should last a lot longer than if you get overzealous with the cleaning. Forgetting To do any maintenance as well will also kill your freehub, you need to find a nice middle ground.
Without the humble bearing, your bike might not go anywhere, or at least anywhere fast. Bearings are an integral part of your bike, and you probably don’t even spare a thought for them. There are various styles of bearing found on bikes, can you name them?
One of the easiest ways for cyclists to prepare for race day is to have a routine. There is nothing that will ruin a race day faster than running around like a headless chicken trying to get the final preparations completed. You need to have all your organisation down beforehand, and a routine will make that easier.
Spokes sometimes break. It will usually happen when you have a big event coming up. In which case the quickest way for you to replace a broken spoke is to do it yourself. Don’t worry though it isn’t hard to replace a broken spoke. With a little guidance you’ll have it done in next to no time.