• Mechanic Classes

    Get to know your bike better and become a mechanicals master!

  • These are not your usual classes

    We aim to give you real insights into the workings of your bike, this is why we avoid the generic "fix your bike" style classes and instead focus on specific areas where we can teach you the theory behind why things work before delving into how to troubleshoot, and then repair.

    Learn from the best

    Classes are held by our lead mechanics

    Our Lead mechanics don't just know how to repair bikes, they understand the underlying fundamentals of how they work. From metallurgy to electronics, we delve deep.

    Focused on your bike

    Each class only has 4 spaces

    Our classes are not the usual generic sort. We understand just how different bikes can be, so we keep things focused and intimate so that classes can benefit you the most

    3 Classes per week

    Regular classes to suit your diary

    Each week is focused on a specific area. We hold our "Connoisseur" classes on weekdays from 6:30pm, and our more advanced "Master" classes on Saturdays from 2:30pm.

  • The Connoisseur Classes

    For beginners and enthusiasts, we'll cover all you need to know to confidently tackle your bike's problems.

    2 hours, Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm

    Brakes

    Rim or disc, cable operated or hydraulic.

    Controlled and smooth negative acceleration is as important as positive acceleration. We'll cover: Rim & Disc brake theory, Caliper calibration, warped Rotors, pad alignment, squealing brakes, contaminated pads....basically everything but bleeding.

    Drivetrain

    derailleurs or hub gears, chain or belt

    Being able to shift gears efficiently and put down power without the chain skipping is key to a good ride. We'll cover: Drivetrain theory, Chain & cassette wear evaluation / replacement, gear tuning.

    Controls

    Shimano or Sream, cable or electric

    Power & Performance is nothing without control. There is no ones size-fits-all solution to bike handling, some like it nimble, some like it stable. We'll cover: Control, fit and feel theory, Bar taping, STI fit, Handlebar fit, Stem fit, Saddle fit.

    Wheels

    Tubes or tubeless, spoked or solid

    The only link between you and the ground, so it's important to know how to not lose your grip. We'll cover: Tire & Wheel theory, Tire inspection, Puncture repairs, Rim taping, Basic wheel truing.

  • The Master Classes

    For the experienced tinkerer and those who have completed the Connoisseur classes, these classes are intensive

    3 hours, Saturdays at 2:30pm

    Hydraulic

    Shimano, SRAM, Hope, Magura

    Like normal brakes, but completely different. Having attended the Brake Connoisseur class is highly recommended before doing this. We'll cover: Hydraulic brake theory, Brake bleeding, Hose cutting & fitting, Caliper calibration.

    Drivetrain

    derailleurs or hub gears, chain or belt

    Going beyond the basics covered in the Drivetrain Connoisseur class to understand that gears are only a small part of a smooth drivetrain. We'll cover: Advanced drivetrain theory, BB replacement (Pressfit or otherwise), Frame alignment, Derailleur de-gunking, and Chain & Cassette de-greasing.

    Controls

    Shimano or Sream, cable or electric

    Having attended the Controls Connoisseur class and being confident with bar taping is essential. We'll cover: Advanced Control, fit and feel theory, Fork fit, Headset fit, Cable inner & outer fit, STI fit, Handlebar fit, Stem fit, Saddle fit.

    Tubeless

    Tubeless wheel only, spoked or solid

    The next level of tire complexity? Removing the tubes of course! Having attended the Wheel Connoisseur class is not essential, but you do need to know how to do a basic puncture repair yourself. We'll cover: Advanced Tire & Wheel theory, Tubeless rim conversion, Tubeless tire fitting, Spoke replacement, Basic wheel truing.

  • Have the skills but don't have the time to do it yourself?

    Even our mechanics sometimes ask others to fix their bike for them when they're short on time.

    Keeping your saddle down-time to a minimum is the most important thing at the end of the day! 

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