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The Folsom Bike Maintenance Class is on hold until further notice due to Covid-19. Check out or great video series below for bike maintenance tips. 


This is a FREE class! No reservation necessary!

General Maintenance & Adjustments

This class is a great way for you to know and understand the importance of checking your bike over before each ride. Our knowledgeable mechanics will give you hands-on training in checking proper tire pressure; drive-train maintenance; chain cleaning; flat tire repair; suspension settings (air only); derailleur hanger checks and much, much more!

 Folsom Class

  • Upcoming Class: 8 AM Saturday, May 4th, 2019
  • Next class is on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Classes on the first Saturday are held on site at the Folsom Location.

El Dorado Hills Class

  • Upcoming Class: 8 AM Saturday, May 11th, 2019
  • Next class is on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Classes on the second Saturday are held on site at the El Dorado Hills Location.

Send An Invite To A Friend

Bring along a friend, or two, the class is free!


 Educational Series

Check out what our skilled mechanics have to share about bike maintenance!

How To Repair a Broken Bike Chain

Getting Your Bike Ready For Spring

How to Check If You Need New Tires

How To Clean Your Drivetrain

How To Repair a Flat Tire

How To Assemble a Survival Tool Kit



Checking a few vital components of your bicycle periodically will increase the longevity of your investment and help keep you safe.

Chain Life

The chain needs to be replaced more frequently than most expect. Why? It can prolong the working life of the drive-train which if damaged can be expensive to replace. Suggested chain replacement:

  • Road Bike - 1000-1500 miles
  • Mountain Bike - 800-1000 miles (depending on riding conditions)

Chainrings & Cassette

The chainring and cassette are two drivetrain components the chain comes in direct contact. If the teeth on the components are hook-shaped, bent or broken they should be replaced. In addition, a worn chain usually warrants chainring and casette replacement.

Bottom Bracket & Bearings

The Bottom Bracket holds the crank system within the bike frame. If the crank system has become hard to turn, develops a creaking or clunking noise, it might be time to replace it, overhauled, or have the bearings replaced.

Cables & Housing

Cables & Housing help keep the bike braking and shifting smoothly. If there's any sign of corrosion, broken strands, fraying or kinking, it's time to replace it.

Tires & Tubes

Tires & Tubes are your vital connection with the road. Look for warning signs such as dry rotting, excessive cuts & tears, punctures, or if the tread is worn leaving a flat spot. Its recommended that tubes be replaced with new tires. If a tube has been patched, it should be replaced. A patched tube should only be used to get you home.

Brake Pads

Brakes are an obvious important safety feature on any bicycle. Most brake pads have a wear indicator line or groove to help tell you when they need to be replaced. If the groove has disappeared or is nearly worn, it's time to replace them. In addition, if braking has become noisy or gritty check with a professional bicycle technician.

Disc Brakes: Check for pad wear, scoring or glazing of the rotor. Rotors should be replaced if they develop a wobble or have become bent.

Bar Tape & Grips

Handlebar tape and grips help keep the bike under control. Both should be replaced if torn, have become thin, appear to be dried-out, sticky or if gel has leaked out.

Also be sure to check out service page for valuable information on bicycle care and more maintenance tips!

Professional Service

From basic tune-ups to deraileur adjustments, flat tires to major overhauls, our state-of-the-art tech center is ready to handle all your repair needs. We service all makes and all models. Appointments are welcome but not necessary and remember... our estimates are always FREE!