One of my wheels wobbles a lot when riding. What's going on? Is there something wrong with my bike?
The wheels on a bike have spokes not just to make them beautiful and kind of retro but to keep the wheel round. All of those little rods are actually holding the outer rim in equal tension and can be screwed in and out a bit. Ideally the rim is perfectly round down to a few microns, but in practice this is only important for super crazy racing bikes where these tolerances might make a difference of a few seconds in a race. If you're riding a Brilliant, this isn't exactly the menu :) Our bikes have very strong, durable rims and are relatively tolerant to abuse and slight misalignment. But every year or every six months -- -and sometimes right out of the box, a wheel needs truing. Any local bike shop can do this for you and it should cost between 10-20 bucks. If your bike has an out of true wheel from the start, drop us a line and we'll get you sorted: firstname.lastname@example.org.