tune up menu

Bicycles have gotten pretty complicated so a tune up can mean a lot of different things, but we do offer a basic tune-up that is described below. There are also options listed that can be added to tune-ups. Note that unless specifically noted otherwise, parts are NOT included in any item listed on this page. 

If you’re looking specifically for suspension maintenance options click on the Suspension Services button below. (This includes dropper posts)

Basic Tune-up

Basic yearly maintenance for just about every bicycle, with limited scope to establish a baseline tune. Labor & lubricants included, no parts are included.
$ 55
  • Front / Rear brake adjustments and pad inspection, cleaning of disc or rim braking surface. Minor brake disc truing is included on disc-brake bikes.
  • Front / Rear derailleur adjustments, including alignment of rear derailleur hanger
  • On-bike cleaning of chai, chainrings and sprockets. Chain checked for wear and lubricated.
  • Tire pressure check
  • Lubricate brake and shifter cables
  • Minor wheel truing
  • Check fasteners & inspect bike for other problems.

Mountain Bike Tune - Level 2

Yearly upgraded maintenance for modern, disc brake mountain bikes. Includes items listed in basic tune, plus items listed below. No parts are included, fluids are included as noted billed as separate items based on volumes used. The package price is approximately 10% below the cost of items billed separately. $10 deducted from price listed for non-tubeless bikes.
$ 205
  • Bleed front and rear brakes, replace brake pads if required. (pads charged separately). OEM recommended fluids are used (DOT 5.1 for SRAM brakes, OEM mineral oils for Shimano, TRP/Tektro, and Magura). Note brake fluids are charged per milliliter, fluid charges are normally less than $2.
  • Suspension fork lowers service, without new seals. Fork lowers removed and cleaned, fresh grease/oil put in. New seals installed for additional $5 upcharge (seals not included). Fork lowers oil is an added parts cost, per milliliter, added to the service. Typical forks use between 15 and 60 milliliters at about 4 cents per milliliter. New crush washers may be used depending on condition, these are between $1 and $3 each.
  • Sealant refresh on tubeless-equipped bikes, sealant billed separately at $2 per ounce. (most tires take between 2 and 4 ounces). This EXCLUDES tires with inserts, which would be done at shop labor rate. (Old sealant is cleaned from inside tire, new sealant installed. New valve cores may be installed at no additional labor charge as requested, but core cost is not included)
  • Off-bike tensioning of wheels. With exceptions as listed at the bottom of this page for aluminum nipples / DT wheels, wheels will be brought up to uniform tension on the shop truing stand, using a digital spoke tension meter. (from Wheel Fanatyk). Wheels with exceptional spoke or rim damage may be excluded from this package; owner will be contacted if wheel condition warrants an additional labor or parts charge.
  • Chain replacement, including re-sizing of chain at appropriate suspension compression. Chain billed separately.

Road/Gravel Bike Tune - Level 2

Yearly upgraded maintenance for modern, disc brake road and gravel bikes. Includes items listed in basic tune, plus items listed below. No parts are included, fluids are included as noted billed as separate items based on volumes used. The package price is approximately 10% below the cost of items billed separately.
$ 155 /185
  • $155 price is for non-Shimano hydraulic brakes, $185 is for Shimano brakes. Shimano brakes require extra labor to bleed per manufacturer recommendations. $10 deducted from prices above for non-tubeless bikes.
  • Bleed front and rear brakes, replace brake pads if required. (pads charged separately). OEM recommended fluids are used (DOT 5.1 for SRAM brakes, OEM mineral oils for Shimano, TRP/Tektro, and Magura). Note brake fluids are charged per milliliter, fluid charges are normally less than $2.
  • Sealant refresh on tubeless-equipped bikes, sealant billed separately at $2 per ounce. (most tires take between 2 and 4 ounces). This EXCLUDES tires with inserts, which would be done at shop labor rate. (Old sealant is cleaned from inside tire, new sealant installed. New valve cores may be installed at no additional labor charge as requested, but core cost is not included)
  • Off-bike tensioning of wheels. With exceptions as listed at the bottom of this page for aluminum nipples / DT wheels, wheels will be brought up to uniform tension on the shop truing stand, using a digital spoke tension meter. (from Wheel Fanatyk). Wheels with exceptional spoke or rim damage may be excluded from this package; owner will be contacted if wheel condition warrants an additional labor or parts charge.
  • Chain replacement, including re-sizing of chain. Chain billed separately.

tune up add-ons

Tune up option prices are only for work completed while the bike is getting a tune-up. Prices for these items purchased separately will be calculated using the shop labor rate. All prices below are for labor ONLY, parts are priced separately.

Other Service Items

We see a lot of bikes and the most common items that needs attention are the wheels, and they sometimes need things well beyond the basic on-bike truing that is part of a tune-up. Next up is the drive train, where your bicycle’s transmission is OUTSIDE, so it wears out. For worn-out drivetrains, we can help with replacements and upgrades, including 1x conversions and electronic system retrofits. Finally there’s pivot bearings on full suspension bikes, which are unfortunately a regular maintenance item. If you know your bearings are bad, letting us know in advance of an appointment allows us to get your bearing kit and shorten the downtime. 

a few notes about particlar service items

1. DT Wheels with aluminum Squorx nipples – these are great, durable wheels but generally require extra labor to true. The combination of high spoke tensions and locking compound built into the nipples means that the regular square-shaped area of the nipples can’t reliably handle the torque needed to true a damaged wheel. That means the tire and the rim strip need to come off to access the spline drive of the nipple that is inside the wheel. That improves the situation but still might not be enough – the Squorx head generally doesn’t strip, it just snaps off, so the nipple needs to be replaced. What’s this all mean? Expect an hour or more of labor charge to true a DT wheel; there’s no flat-rate deals here. 

2. Aluminum spoke nipples in general – Looks great, saves weight, but they are prone to corrosion and getting rounded off. The shop has about a dozen different spoke wrenches to accommodate the newest proprietary whims of the bike industry, so chances are that we’ve got the correct wrench for your particular wheel. If we don’t then we won’t work on your wheels (and we’ll probably buy the tool to avoid that situation again). So if the nipples start to give way during truing (or if we find some already rounded off), we’ll stop and you’ll be notified, unless we have discussed it in advance. It’s rare for damaged nipples to travel alone, they almost always have friends and billed time can add up quickly. So – aluminum spoke wheels are hourly charge plus parts only. 

3. Duct tape tubeless – If at any time we need to remove a duct-tape rim strip (or similar simian-themed tape) there will be a flat $35 charge just for the work of cleaning that glop off the rim before we can reinstall a proper tubeless strip. This charge in ONLY for removing that evil glop. 

4. Broken spokes – We don’t have your spoke length is probably the safest answer here. We stock 14-gage stainless steel blank spokes in both j-bend and straight pull that we can cut to fit in the event of a break when you really want the bike back quickly so your weekend or upcoming ride isn’t ruined. For high-end race wheels we will probably need to order exact replacements and those might take some time. 

5. Filthy bikes – Bikes that appear to have participated in a mud-wrestling contest while rolling in straw will have a $20 surcharge to get them clean enough to work on. Yes, this is subjective, but you’ll be told about it when it rolls in and you can argue about it then. A few minutes with a water hose before bringing the bike by makes all our lives easier. We also understand that you might not be able to get somewhere to clean it since you’re visiting, but we still need it clean enough to work on it.