Mountain bikes are made of tough stuff, as are our riders, but to ensure that your bike never lets you down on even the roughest of rides, regular servicing is a must. Here at Spokes and Spanners we offer comprehensive mountain bike servicing for mountain bike enthusiasts throughout the Aldershot area. From minor repairs, to complete re-builds, we can ensure that your bike is the best in town.
Why Should I Service My Mountain Bike?
To ensure that all the mechanical parts of your mountain bike are able to handle the ongoing strain of heavy duty riding, regular services are essential. The maintenance schedule for your own bike can vary depending on how often it’s ridden and what condition it’s in to begin with.
Some minor maintenance can be undertaken by yourself at home, but for more major works, having a great mechanic on standby is just as important as having a great bike in the first place.
What Servicing Options Are Available For My Mountain Bike?
Depending on how often you ride your bike, and the type of terrain you travel over, your servicing requirements will vary. As a rough guide, there are a few types of service available that should include the following:
A simple check and tune up
A qualified mechanic will give your bike a good going over to check that it is mechanically sound and safe to ride. They will look for:
- Any damage to the brakes and gears, and adjust as necessary
- Any damage to the tyres and re-inflate or replace as necessary
- Any adjustments needed to the headset or bolts needing to be re-torqued
- They will also usually clean the frame for you using specialist products
A General Bike Service
This will usually include all of the above, but will also offer:
- A full check of the drivetrain, with it being removed, cleaned and refitted
- A full check for the effectiveness and balance of the brake surfaces and rotors
- Both wheels will usually be fully balanced, cleaned and trued
A Full Bike Service
Usually recommended to be undertaken at least once a year, a full service will include all of the above as well as:
- Removal of the headset for it to be checked and refitted with fresh grease
- Wheel hubs checked for damage and wear and adjusted as necessary
- A Complete or Partial Re-Build
If you are looking for the ultimate in repairs and servicing, opt for a package that pretty much takes the entire bike to pieces are re-builds it replacing and adjusting every single component as necessary. Our friendly and enthusiastic team of trained technicians can get your mountain bike back to full working order so you can enjoy your next bike ride around Aldershot.
Mountain Bike Servicing in Aldershot
Having your mountain bike regularly serviced means that your beloved bike will always be on top form for you to enjoy the many awesome trails available in the Aldershot area.
Throughout the rolling plains of Hampshire, mountain biking is a popular pastime for the residents of The Garden County. What the flat lands of Hampshire lack in terms on hills and valleys, it certainly makes up for it in adrenalin fuelled adventures, perfect for riders of all abilities.
Aldershot is the perfect base from which to get out and get riding. Being a town steeped in history and famous for its association with the British Army, it should be no surprise that much of the picture perfect landscape around us is owned by the Ministry Of Defence.
Land once used for training soldiers to tackle all types of combat is just the right type of rugged terrain for some serious mountain biking adventures. Long Valley and Caesars Camp have numerous trails & paths as well as small car parks making it perfect for mountain bikers. Or head on over to nearby Bracknell to explore the 24km of purpose built trails available at Swinley Forest, with it man-made all weather trails, perfect for experienced riders and beginners alike.
Whatever your riding style, Aldershot offers plenty of opportunities to take a gentle ride in the countryside, or to hurtle headfirst through some awe inspiring trials and terrains.
Make sure your bike is up to the job, 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.