Mountain Bike Services

Minimum spend and call-out fees

The minimum labor charge is $130 inc GST. We travel anywhere from our base in Caulfield. The first 10km are free, further distances are charged at $5 per km. This allows us to expand our current coverage of Melbourne.

 

Spare parts

Spare parts for the common jobs on most bikes are carried on board, such as cables, pads, chains, cassettes, chainrings, tires, tubes, bar tape, grips, and so on. All work and replacement parts will be carried out following your approval.

 

We keep it clean and easy

All work is carried out at our service vans on the street or your driveway, not in your lounge room. We leave no trace and require no water or electricity to operate. Rainy days- no problem.

 

Payments

We accept Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, bank deposit, and cash.

 

Group Discounts

Good discounts are available for servicing three or more bikes at a time. See if you can get some friends and colleagues together at work and have a corporate service day.

The "Go-To" service

- Check drive-train for wear

- Chain and chain-rings degreased on-bike.

- Cassettes are cleaned in our parts washer

- Replace gear and brake cables as necessary (new cables $5)

- Derailleur hanger alignment

- Gears adjusted to run smoothly

- Lubricate chain, cables, derailleur's and brake pivots

- Brakes adjusted for maximum power and feel

- Disc rotors checked for wear & alignment

- Brake pads are changed if needed (new pads $30 per end)

- Check and adjust headset

- Check and adjust bottom bracket

- Tires checked for cracks, holes, wear, then inflated

- Tighten all bolts to correct torque

- Road test.

General Service (60-90 mins)

 

Recommended every 6-12 months, or every 3-6 months if ridden multiple days per week. Also a great option before long bike tours, or after muddy rides.

This ensures your bike lasts for as long as it should: smooth, clean, quiet, and safe.

$130

Most Popular

Pro Service (1.5-2.5 hours)

 

Recommended for off-road bicycles every 6-12 months, and road bikes every 12 months. A great option to take extra care for bikes that get ridden on rough terrain or through harsh conditions like mud or water. Extra time is spent on the wheelset health, as well as opening and cleaning areas where earth and water can pool.

$190

Contains everything from the General Service, plus:

 

- Cassette and chainrings/cranks removed and degreased in detail with our powered parts washer

- Remove bottom bracket bearings, flush with new grease

- Full headset bearing service, forks are removed

- Minor wheel true (on-bike)

 

Optional: Add F+R wheel bearing and freehub overhaul for $60

Off-Road Overhaul (5+ hours)


Recommended for dual-suspension mountain bikes every 6-12 months. The brakes and suspension get special attention with this service to ensure proper operation in the long term, and optimal efficiency and safety now.

$500

Contains everything from the Pro Service, plus:

 

- Hydraulic disc brake bleed

- Wheel bearing and freehub overhaul

- Full wheel truing

- Full suspension pivot service

- Tubeless sealant top-up

We recommend getting a fork and shock service done together with this package if needed.

Full Strip and Service MTB (3.5-4.5 hours)

 

Recommended every 2 years. All cables are replaced, resetting the brake and gear feel to new. All bearings are re-packed with fresh grease for longevity of components.

 

The main benefit of this service over the Off-Road Overhaul is the full change of cables ($40 of parts included). Great for hard-tails or older MTB's.

$400

Contains everything from the Pro Service, plus:

 

- Wheel bearing and freehub overhaul

- Full wheel truing included

- All inner and outer cables are replaced

- Fit new bar tape (road/gravel bikes) (tape costs $25-50)

- Brake bleed

- Tubeless sealant top up

- High detail look for frame dents, cracks or other damage

Maintainence to consider

Suspension Fork 50hr Service (40-60 mins)


Recommended for mountain-bike forks every year for most riders (riding 2-4 times per month), or every 6 months (if riding 1-2 times per week). 

 

Don't wait till its too late! Avoid expensive fork damage that remains hidden inside the fork until it is opened and inspected.

$150

In this service, our aim is to return the fork back to the factory standard. We inspect for damage and correct damper function before replacing the tired, worn seals with new genuine ones. We replace the oil which has picked up dirt or vanished through the seals so that the fork bushes and stanchions are protected. After re-assembling the forks we check the condition of the headset and give it a clean before re-fitting to the bike. Lastly, we help you get the correct air pressure and settings.

 

- Remove forks completely from bike and clean them

- Separate the upper and lower legs and clean the internals

- Check for wear and damage

- Check for correct damper and air spring function

- Replace genuine oils and seals

- Clean headset and fittings

- Re-assemble, fit to the bike, check brake pad alignment

- Assist you with correct air pressure and settings

 

Includes $100 of labor and $50 for genuine seals and oil

Suspension Pivot Rebuild (40-120 mins)


Recommended for suspension frames every 1-2 years depending on the pivot system and ride conditions (more wet and mud riding requires this more often).

 

Don't put up with a noisy bike and average bump absorbsion. Let us take care of those pivots.

$75-200

Our aim is to keep your bearings and bushes in good shape so that they last, increase suspension performance, prevent play, and keep quiet.

 

- Check bolt torque

- Remove and inspect all pivot bushings or bearings

- Clean all components

- Replace waterproof grease inside sealed bearings

- Replace worn bushings or bearings (extra parts cost if necessary)

- Re-fit, torque to spec and test ride

Depends on frame type, number of pivots and difficulty

Rear Shock 50hr Air-Can Service (30-50 mins)


Recommended for mountain-bike forks every year for most riders (riding 2-4 times per month), or every 6 months (if riding 1-2 times per week). 

 

Don't wait till its too late! Avoid expensive damage that remains hidden inside the shock until it is opened and inspected.

$115

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In this service, our aim is to return the shock back to the factory standard. We inspect for damage and correct damper function before replacing the tired, worn seals with new genuine ones. We replace the oil which has picked up dirt or vanished through the seals so that the stanchions are protected. After re-assembling the shock we check the condition of the mounting hardware and give it a clean before re-fitting to the bike. Lastly, we help you get the correct air pressure and settings.

 

- Remove shock completely from bike and clean

- Remove air can, inspect for damage

- Check for wear and damage

- Remove all air can seals and replace with new genuine kit + oil

- Check for correct damper and air spring function

- Re-assemble, fit to the bike

- Assist you with correct air pressure and settings

 

Includes $80 of labor and $35 for genuine seals and oil (Fox Float, basic RockShox. Some shocks for example the RS Deluxe cost extra for seals.

Brake Bleeding (10-30 mins)


Basic bleed recommended when brake performance is compromised (squishy lever feel, low power, lever hitting grips, heat fade, needing to pump lever)

 

Full fluid flush recommended every 1-2 years of constant use for best performance, to combat oil degradation from contaminants and heat cycles.

$15-40+ per end

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- New brake fluid (mineral oil or dot) is flus.hed through the brake system, and reservoir fluid replaced

- Caliper and lever degreased and checked for stuck pistons and damage to brake lines.

- Top bleed only is a quick and cheaper method that works with some brake types only.

Price depends on the time taken, but generally:

Quick Top bleed (Shimano) $15-20 per end

Full System bleed (SRAM) $30-40+ per end