Some general maintenance should be followed to ensure your wheels continue looking like the performance products that they are.
- Regularly wash your rims with a mild soap and water. A clean rim not only looks better but is easier to inspect for damage.
- Store your wheels in a dry location.
- Let them dry out after a wet ride
- Store your wheels away from direct sunlight as UV light can discolor resin over time.
- When you change your tires, have your wheels inspected for trueness and spoke tension. A properly built wheel will not require re-tensioning or truing any more frequently than the intervals at which you change your tires.
- When installing and removing tires, use tire levers as a last resort. Never use metal levers, screw drivers, kitchen knives, or any object other than a plastic tire lever.
- To clean and remove tubular glue from a carbon rim, use acetone or alcohol. Never use a metal object such as skewers, kitchen knives, screwdrivers, or metal tire levers to scrape glue from carbon rims.
- Glazed brake pads may be refreshed using a file to remove the glazing and restore the original surface finish. Pads must be replaced when they are worn beyond the wear indicator.