Mountain Bike Maintenance Workshop
Learn how to fix & maintain your bike
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Do you find the suspension, transmission and braking systems on your bike an impenetrable mixture of cables, hoses, adjustment screws, dials and widgets? How would you like to know how to set-up and tune each of these elements so they work perfectly and know how to fix them when they go wrong?
Our Mountain Bike Maintenance Workshop will give you the skills to set-up these key systems and ensure that they are tuned correctly for your height, weight and riding style.
We'll also look at how to recover from mechanical failures while riding including fixing tubed and tubeless punctures, replacing brake pads, repairing broken chains and straightening a buckled wheel.
We'll tell you which tools and spares to carry and you'll feel confident fixing a variety of mechanical issues whilst far from the bike shop.
After the course you'll be able to maintain your suspension, index your gears perfectly, sort out common brake issues. know which tools and spares to carry and prepare your bike so it gives you the very best performance otr on the trails.
The organisation and delivery of the course was excellent. We shall certainly look to book more later in the year
Sarah - London
The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Maintenance Workshop include:
Cleaning & lubing
- Removing trail grime
- Cleaning your transmission
- Lubing your chain to match expected conditions
- Which grease? Where and when?
Wheels & tyres
- Checking wheel bearings for wear
- Replacing an inner tube
- Fixing a punctured inner tube
- Repairing a tubeless tyre
- Straightening a buckled wheel on the trail
- Tightening a loose spoke
- What to do if you break a spoke
- Readying your suspension for riding
- Extending the life of your suspension
- Checking bottom bracket bearings for wear
- Checking pedal bearings for wear
- Checking freehub bearings for wear
- Replacing a frayed gear cable
- Replacing a gear cable outer
- Indexing your gears
- Replacing a bent or broken mech hanger
- When should you replace your chain?
- Installing a new chain
- Repairing a broken chain by rejoining the chain
- Repairing a broken chain with a master link
- When should you replace your cassette and sprockets?
Steering & braking
- Checking headset bearings for wear
- Replacing worn brake pads
- Bedding in new brake pads to improve performance and reduce noise
- Servicing a hydraulic brake caliper
- Determining if brakes need bleeding
Out on the trails
- The mountain biker's backpack
- What tools to carry
- What spares to carry
Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following programme:
- 09:15-09:30 Arrival at course venue
- 09:30-09:40 Introductions
- 09:40-10:30 Cleaning & lubing
- 10:30-11:30 Wheels and tyres
- 11:30-12:00 Suspension
- 12:00-13:00 Transmission
- 13:00-14:00 Lunch break (please bring a packed lunch)
- 14:00-15:00 Steering & braking
- 15:00-15:30 Out on the trails
- 15:30-15:45 Review and next steps
Good sound advice, demonstrations and opportunities to practice
Paul - Oxshott
At the end of your course you will receive
- Personalised Feedback
to remind you of your performance on your course
- An Action Plan
your coach will tell you what you need to do after your course to consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future
- 30 Days Free Support
if you have any questions about what you've learned or need any other advice
- Course venue
Holmbury St Mary RH5 6NW
- Duration - 5 hours
- Maximum coaching ratio - 6:1
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