spoke care

My son and I are riding almost daily again. He’s getting much braver now and is starting to drop off of stuff. So I’m concerned about how often some of the more agresive riders are getting their spokes retensioned?

If the spokes were properly treated during the wheel build (I used blue Loc-tite) then they won’t come loose on their own accord, even with repeated drops. If they do come loose you’ll hear some creaking from spokes rubbing against each other… then it will be time to retension.

Otherwise don’t worry too much… occasionally check that the wheel is true, and adjust if necessary, but a well-built wheel doesn’t need much maintenance.