In criterium racing, you’re in a game of millimeters, where precision is everything and tolerance for error is next to nil. This is very much the case when it comes to perfecting the bike tune, too. Rotor clearance, tire PSI, chain health, hood angles … everything has to be perfect at the startline to go for the win.
L39ION’s Chief Mechanic Zack Foley is well aware of the importance of a pre-race bike tune, especially when you’re as competitive as the lionhearted team from So-Cal. At the iconic criterium weekend in Tulsa, Zack gave us the details on how he gets the team’s fleet of S-Works Tarmac SL7s dialed and ready for the startline.
Tune your ride for primetime with our curated selections of elite tools and bike maintenance gear, and then head over to The Lion’s Den where you’ll find everything L39ION including exclusion fanwear, gear, and more.
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0:03 – Intro
0:24 – Drivetrain Degreasing
3:30 – Full Bike Clean
8:46 – Race Day Tune
15:35 – Outro
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