We all know the best way to change a tyre, right?
Do you know what to do with that broken chain when you’re 20km into a wilderness ride and the shortest route back it the way you came? Even if you do, it’s one thing sorting it out in a warm shed and quite another with rapidly cooling hands on a February afternoon in failing light.
Of course, you’ll also have forgotten your lights on that day.
If you’ve any sort of doubt of your maintainance skills, then going on a course might be the thing for you. If that mountain bike maintainance book that looked good on the shelf hasn’t seen much use since you unwrapped it last christmas, this might be a better option this year.
Just search Google for Mountain Bike Maintenance Courses and see what you get! Or try 1bike1 for courses in Snowdonia.