INSTRUCTION

Learn how to work on your own bike.

Small class size to ensure you get the attention you want.

Want something specific? We do custom instruction.

GROUP INSTRUCTION

Bicycle Mechanics Essentials

During this seminar we will walk you through a basic tune-up of your bike, introducing you to the function, installation and repair of all major mechanical systems. This is a great course for anyone looking to start their journey into bike mechanics, as well as for those looking to expand upon knowledge they already have. All participants are encouraged to bring and work on their own bikes (although we can provide a bike if needed!) Consequently, topics covered may vary as
each offering will be tailored to the specific interests and components of attendees. We will introduce you to the function of: wheels, derailleurs, brakes, drivetrains, bearings, and suspension. As with all courses, we hope to teach you the reasoning behind the methods allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the "why" rather than just the "how."

Suspension Essentials

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic function, set-up and maintenance and diagnostics of your bike's suspension. The focus will primarily be on fork lowers service - including fork removal, installation and tuning. Other topics covered will include linkage assessment and suspension set-up and tuning, As participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes we hope to teach you the reasoning behind the methods, giving you the confidence to apply what you've learned to real world applications.

Gear and Brake Deep-dive

This offering will dive deeper into the function, installation, diagnostics, and repair of derailleurs and brakes. This course is intended to dive deeper into the concepts introduced in our "Bike Mechanic Essentials," so some previous mechanical experience and understanding is recommended - but not necessary.  As with all courses we offer, participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes, and the content will be tailored to attendees interests and components.

Rates

$125

Duration

3 Hours

OPEN SOON

NEW THIS FALL / WINTER

PRIVATE & GROUP SESSION

Do you have something specific in mind not covered above?  We can put together a custom instructional session for the specifics you would like to learn.  Just fill out the form below so we can get back to you with a customized session

Wheel Building 101 & 102

 Have you ever wondered about the mixture of science and art that is wheelbuilding? Have you dreamed of riding a set of wheels you built yourself? This instructional offering will answer these questions and more! Learn how to build strong and durable wheels with master wheelbuilder niceguy geoff as he walks you through his personal methods developed over decades of practice and thousands of wheels built.


Wheelbuilding 101 is intended as a stand-alone course in which we will walk through the lacing, tensioning and truing of one wheel. If you would like to build a pair of wheels, Wheelbuilding 102 is offered as a follow up lesson in which the second wheel will be built. This night will also include some more advanced ideas and techniques aimed at increasing your understanding of wheel building.

Tubeless Setup & Sealant Refresh

More details coming soon.  Learn how to change a tire, retape your rim and set your tires up tubeless. 

Trailside Repairs

More details coming soon.  If things go wrong while your out riding, would you know what to do? 

Ladies Only Bicycle Mechanic Essentials

This one is for the ladies, led by the rad ladies at Essential Cycles.

Overhaul Series - 5 Weeks

This course is designed for anyone with some mechanical experience who is looking to take their understanding of bicycle mechanics and function to the next level. We will systematically work through a tear-down, cleaning and rebuild of your bicycle including hub overhauls, wheel truing, brake bleeds, drivetrain cleaning, derailleur tuning and diagnostics, headset & bottom bracket bearing systems, and suspension* maintenance. As with all our mechanical instruction participants are encouraged to bring and work on their own bikes.
*please note that although the topic will discussed, this course will not include linkage-bearing replacement

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