Spokes are an essential part of the architecture of a bike wheel. If spokes become loose, the wheel will not roll straight and will lose strength as well, making it more susceptible to damage when used on rough surfaces. Check your spokes frequently to be sure they are snug, and tighten them if they are not.
Article Written By Nichole Liandi
Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.