Repair And Tuning

Tune-up every part on your bike, skis or board. Expert mechanics and technicians teach repairs and maintenance in our hands-on, workshop-based courses.


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Basic Bike Repair

Less fuss, more ride@ Learn how to efficiently fix a flat tire, clean and lubricate a dirty chain (and fix a broken one), and fix some of the common noises that bikes tend to make. ALso learn when a trip to a professional bike mechanic is warranted. Get the confidence to do-it-yourself while on the road, the trail, or your workshop. No experience necessary. 16+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Comprehensive Bike Repair

Using your own bike, (mountain or road) learn and practice the principles of bike repair from a professional mechanic. You'll be led hands-on through a comprehensive tune-up/overhaul—leaving no component untouched (fork and shock internals exempt). The content includes four modules (A. Basic Maintenance, B. Gears and Brakes C. Bearings and D. Wheel Truing) which will give you the knowledge to improve the performance and longevity of every component on your bike. Weekend and 4-week evening courses available. 14+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes and Basic Bike Mechanic certificate upon completion. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Advanced Bike Repair Weekend

You've been asking for it! This next-level course is for anyone who has sucessfully completed our ABCD Weekend Bike Repair course, or has more experience with routine repairs on a modern mountain bike. Learn and apply standard service procedures to rebuild your bike from top-to-bottom (max 4 participants). Topic include: suspension fork basic service, press-fit bearing systems, hydraulic bleeds, tubeless tire set-up, plus tips on bringing all routine repairs to a professional level. It is required that you bring in your bike for an assessment at least 14 days in advance to determine any required parts. Prerequisite: ABCD Weekend Certificate or equivalent hands-on practice. Includes instructor, repair handbook, course notes. 20% off in-stock tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Wheel Building

Learn how to measure spokes, lace, tension and true a practice wheel using a mix of measurement, formula, technology, and good old-fashioned 'feel'. This course is perfect for anyone who aspires to build their own wheels, or would like to replace a damaged rim on an exisiting wheel.

Prerequisite: ABCD course certificate and/or experience truing wheels. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools, in-house practice components (hub, spokes, rim), course notes and resources.

Ski/Board Tuning Clinic

Learn to do a skilled tune-up of your skis or snowboard; including cleaning and base repair, edge sharpening and waxing. Receive personalized instruction and lots of practice in this 3-hour hands-on clinic. Please make sure the snowboard, pair of downhill, alpine touring or telemark skis that you bring to the clinic are clean and in decent condition. Maximum 6 students/class. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of all equipment/supplies. 20% off tuning equipment/supplies when purchased.

Hydraulic Brake Bleeding (D)

Inconsistent hydraulic disc brakes? Learn the principles and processes of a brake bleed, allowing you to remove air from hydraulic systems on modern disc brakes. This 3-hour evening course lets you practice on a variety of components if your personal bike is already dialed. 14+. Prerequisite: modules A & B or equivalent. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Basic Bike Repair (A & B)

Dive in for a full day and learn the essentials of a basic bike tune-up, including chain and tube repair, gear and brake adjustments, and lubrication for maximum performance. The content of modules A and B will be covered. Perfect for urban bikes or modern road bikes. 14+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools & supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Hubs, Bottom Brackets and Headsets (C)

Dry bearings and contaminated grease can damage parts on your bike and slow you down. In this 3-hour repair course, learn how to inspect, adjust and repack or replace bearings before the damage is done. 14+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.

Shifting and Braking Systems (B)

In this 3-hour bike repair course, get your shifting and braking systems working better-than-new by learning how to change cables/casing, accurately adjust derailleurs, and troubleshoot disc and rim brake systems. You'll be able to save your future tune-up dollars for coffee (or more bike parts). 14+. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, use of shop tools and supplies, course notes. 20% off tools and repair supplies when purchased.