Experience the Difference
When your bike is in need of repair, there’s no better place to bring it than The Gravity Garage. Whether a simple cable adjustment or a complex suspension repair, I have the expertise and experience to diagnose the problem, make the repair and stand behind my work.
Simple repairs like replacing a punctured tube or installing an accessory can generally be done while you wait. You should call ahead or TXT to make sure I have time to do your repair while you wait. For most repairs you will need to leave your bike with me for a few days. Pro Tune-ups are typically done within 48 hours. When you bring your bike to me, you will be given a free repair assessment, price estimate and turnaround time for the repair. *In the event additional labor or parts are needed to complete the repair, prices may be adjusted and you will be notified prior. During the peak season the time it takes to complete repairs unfortunately gets a bit longer. I make every effort to keep the maximum turnaround to 4 days or less however, depending on the nature of the repair and the availability of parts, it can take longer.
Classes & Training – On Your Bike
My class are designed for beginners with no mechanical experience, or an in depth comprehensive foundation for the intermediate mechanic looking to up their game. Riders will learn proper mechanical techniques including brakes, gears, all major bearings, wheel truing while working on their own bike.
Workshops: I am available for private and public workshops for your event; pricing is based on the individual event and the amount of time I will be needed. I also work with the Boy & Girl Scouts, Churches and other youth organizations. In most cases there is no charge for my time.
Cost: $50/person, limit 2/class, each session about 2.5 hrs
A few topics covered
(as time and need permits)
How to remove and change a tire, fix flats on the trail and basic oil & lube.
Cables & Housings:
How to remove and replace the cable housing and cables.
How to check/change a chain, adjust shifters & derailleurs.
Changing tubed wheels to tubeless.
Wheels & Brakes
How to true wheels & rotors, how to check/adjust disc and cantilever brakes.
Professional Tune-Up Services
Is your bike in need of attention, making annoying noise, been sitting too long and ready for a tune-up? Do you have your own new or used components that you need installed or upgraded? Are you trying to sell your bike and want the most cash for it? Most bike shops don’t offer anything more than simple look over, a tweak here and there and call it a basic “Tune-Up”. . . then they want to charge you all kinds of extras to really get what you need done, actually done. If that’s all you need – bring it to me and I’ll show you how to wash your bike, inspect your frame, adjust your shifters (no tools), oil your chain, and air up your tires – free of charge! But, if you need a real performance tune-up or overhaul, look what I offer for less than the local bike shops. Once you drop off your baby, we will go through it together and talk about any part replacement recommendations.
Basic Wash & Tune $50 smackaroos | Pro-Tune $90 greenbacks
Basic: After washing and inspecting your bike (duh, right) — I start with your drivetrain and shifting: I will check and lube the chain for wear (replace if needed*). Adjust and set your derailleurs and shifters (front & back). Go through your shifting cables and housings (replace if needed*). Check the Headset & crank and tighten as needed. On to the wheels: I will true the rims and tension your spokes (replace tires & tubes if needed*). Ya gotta stop, right: Cantilever Brakes: Adjust the pads, cables and housings (replace pads, cables, housing if needed*). Disc (Manual): True the rotors, align the calipers adjust cables and housings (replace pads, cables, housing if needed). Disc (Hydraulic): True the rotors, align the calipers (replace pads if needed*).
Pro-Tune: New Jagwire Shifter Cables & Housing included! After all of the above is complete, I start with adjusting and lubing all needed bearings and bushings (hubs, headset, bottom bracket, suspension pivots etc.). Drivetrain: I remove the pedals, crank, bottom bracket, chain, rear cassette and derailleur and run them through the parts washer/degreaser getting all the grime and gunk off. Lube everything up and reinstall with new cables, align the derailleur hanger and adjust your shifting to a smooth as butter shift! Back to the wheels: Overhaul the hubs and all ball bearings go through the parts washer, grease and reinstall. Disc (Hydraulic): Bleed the lines with new fluid.
Bonus: Pimp my sag: Set and adjust your front suspension for your weight and riding style. Set and adjust your rear suspension for your weight and riding style.
*Parts cost extra and will be quoted prior to work.
Wheels, Hubs & Brakes
I can also rebuild your complete wheel system following a crash to our same high standards. Bicycle Hub Maintenance and Overhaul Services As with most high-performance mechanical components, your hubs need regular service. Keeping them well maintained provides many years of smooth rolling and prevents premature failure of bearings and the freehub.
Wheel Truing $15 bucks || Bleeds $55 smackaroos || Full Builds $150 greenbacks
Shifting & Drivetrain
For many mountain bikers and other cyclist, their drivetrain (shifters/chain/derailleurs/cables) are the most common trouble spots on their rig. Whether you ride year round, once to the corner store or pack up the bike for the winter months, it is always best practice to have annual maintenance done ensuring no potential mechanical failures are evident. My focus: Chain, Cassette, Crank, Chain-rings, F/R Derailleurs, Shifters and all Cables: If the chain touches it, it will be removed, disassembled, degreased, and scrubbed clean. We utilize a variety of tools, including an organic parts washer and the Park Tool chain scrubber. Your drivetrain will be as clean and function as it possibly can be without being new.