Mountain bikes are made to withstand all manner of terrains and a wide variety of speeds, but even the toughest of two-wheelers can need a fix up from time to time. Here at Spokes and Spanners we offer comprehensive mountain bike repairs for mountain bike enthusiasts throughout the Aldershot area.
From spare tyres to complete repairs and rebuilds – we can help with all of your mountain bike repair needs today.
Mountain Bike Repair Services
Your mountain bike is designed to take a pounding and will inevitably need the occasional repair when you get to enthusiastic. If you ride your bike to the absolute limits of its capabilities, you can expect some problems to arise during its lifetime. These could include:
A broken spoke can spell the end of your ride. Whilst you may be able to struggle home, it can wobble around and get caught in other parts of your bike. Bike wheels can put up with the odd spoke missing from time to time, but in order to prevent further damage, you should have them repaired as soon as possible.
The chain is the most important mechanical component of your mountain bike. It is also the component that faces the most stress during your ride, so it is important to keep it well maintained. Your chain should be regularly inspected and cleaned, and will need to be repaired immediately if it breaks.
Brake pads are vitally important to your mountain bike. Without them, you cannot guarantee your ability to stop the bike from travelling forward. Brake pads will naturally wear with age, brought on by the regular friction of pad on wheel. When they are worn down and need to be replaced, our technicians can provide you with new ones.
Brake cables need to be regularly inspected and well taken care of. Worn or corroded cables can cause lasting damage your gear shifter, and having to remove a cable that splits while you are riding is extremely difficult. We can inspect and test your brake cables as well as repairing them using excellent quality cables to improve the way the breaking system feels and operates.
A correctly adjusted front derailleur means smooth shifting and no chain rub, which makes for fast, accurate and reliable shifting across the cassette. The complex transmission system used on mountain bikes consists of a chain, multiple sprockets and a mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another. All of these components needs to be regularly inspected and well maintained. Any problems with a derailleur should be repaired by a qualified technician as soon as possible.
Aldershot Mountain Bike Repair
Having your mountain bike regularly serviced and keeping on top of any faults that need to be repaired, will not only ensure you get the most out of your bike, it will also ensure you remain confident about your bikes ability to handle everything you throw at it.
Our service and repair centre have experience of working on many top name mountain bikes, and as a family business, we care about providing all of our customers with the best service possible. Visit us today to find out how we can help to keep you on the road for longer.
Mountain Biking In Aldershot
Whilst the rolling plains of Hampshire may not offer the highs and lows of the more mountainous regions of the UK, mountain biking is a very popular pastime for the residents of The Garden County. Surrounded by open countryside as far as the eye can see, Aldershot is the perfect base from which to get out and go exploring. Whether you are new to 2 wheels, or an experienced rider, there are plenty of opportunities for you to take it easy with a gentle meander, or pick up the pace hurtling along the cycling trails already laid out by enthusiastic riders before you.
Being a town famous for its association with the British Army, it should be no surprise that much of the land surrounding it is owned by the Ministry Of Defence. This makes for some awesome rugged terrain, perfect for both training soldiers and mounting biking alike (but not at the same time). Long Valley and Caesars Camp have numerous trails & paths as well as small car parks making it perfect for mountain bikers.
If you enjoy mountain biking in Aldershot, why not speak to our friendly staff today to see how we can help and advise you on sales, repairs and mountain bike servicing in the Aldershot area.