TrailWerks maintains close contacts with the biggest manufacturers in the world ensuring that we stay current with advances in the industry. It allows us to make things happen that other shops didn’t even know were possible. We’ll teach you everything we can, work to meet your specific needs and do the hard work to learn new things to bring you the products and services our customers want.
At TrailWerks, we pride ourselves on our expert service. Along with our sister company TrailWerks Suspension Service, we hire, train and maintain the most experienced service experts in the region.
We do our best to stock the small parts, tools and products to keep your bike running smooth.
TrailWerks will do our best to get your bike serviced and back to you as soon as humanly possible. And if you are really in a jam, we’ll get you on a TrailWerks bike so you never miss a ride.
So when you need a wheel build, fork service, headset overhaul or derailleur hanger and you can’t wait two weeks, give us call or drop by. We’ll stay late and move mountains to keep you riding.
How often should I have my bike serviced?
At TrailWerks, we are big fans of annual check-ups. You may not need your product overhauled every year, but you should have it checked out.
What should my Service Schedule be?
TrailWerks recommends the following basic service schedule for your various bike parts:
- Wheels: check tension yearly
- Tire pressure: every two weeks
- Cables/housing: annually for mountain bikes, every two years on road bikes
- Hubs: every two years on cup/cone, as needed for sealed cartridge bearing hubs
- Bottom bracket: new one/bearings as needed
- Headsets: bearings as needed
- Chain: check for wear annually, lube monthly
- Brakes: brake pads, hydraulic lines, rotors
- Tires: inspect for wear, cuts, holes monthly
- Chainrings: check for wear and tighten the bolts twice a year
- Derailleurs: check for lateral play, worn pulleys twice a year
- Seatpost/saddle: pull apart and remove from frame to grease annually
What should I do between servicing?
You should be doing the ABC Quick Check (Air, Brakes, Chain, Quick Releases, short check-out ride before setting out). You can also check out the League’s bicycle safety basics which happens to have been written by our founder.
Mountain Bike Suspension Service
Some bike parts require maintenance to keep them from getting damaged. Suspension is one of these parts. If your bike sits around in the garage for months at a time, the lubricating fluid in your fork and rear shock can break down.
TrailWerks recommends the following basic service schedule for your suspension:
- Suspension fork: service the lowers annually
- Rear shock: air can seals, hardware and damper check annually
- Suspension pivots: check for wear annually
We here at TrailWerks are huge fans of getting out of the area to ride on new trails with new friends. We can help you figure out a great place to go with family, friends or riding buddies all over the US. Need to ship your bike? No problem. Want to rent a bike where you are going? We can call up the shop and help them set you up on the right bike. Need to get your bike ready for different terrain? We can help you with gearing, tire choice and overall bike set up. Want to do a supported or unsupported bike tour? We have contacts all over the US to help you on your way. Come on in, grab a cup of coffee and let us know what you want to do. We’ve got a stack of maps from all the best riding areas around the US. Moab, Park City, Vegas, NorCal, SoCal, New England, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Colorado – front range or western slope, Carolinas, Joysey, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona… There is good riding all over the place so get out there and check it out! Take pictures for us!