Service Intervals Guide
The Weekend Rider - Q: I ride once a week, clean and maintain my bike. What would you suggest?
We would suggest to bring the bike in every 6 months for us to view and get a Basic service and an Expert service over a 12 month period.
The Commuter - Q: I commute 25 km a day, 5 days a week throughout the year and i don’t maintain my bike. What would you suggest?
All season riding through the rain, hail and shine collects road grit and grime and is super aggressive on your bike components. It's like having fine liquid sandpaper wearing out the components, such as the drivetrain, brake pads and bearings. Water left on your bike will cause rust and oxidizing. This adds up to roughly 6500 km a year of riding, so we would suggest a service every 3-4 months with a minimum of 2 expert services and 1 basic service.
The Road Racer - Q: I ride 300-400 km a week on my road bike, race once a week and don't keep up with maintenance as much as I should. What would you suggest?
Given the amount of km you do at roughly 21,000km a year. We would suggest to get a minimum of 3 Expert services and 1 Pro service annually, spaced at every 3 months. It's all about preventative maintenance, for a cleaned and lubed chain you'll get roughly about 2000 to 3000 km on a road bike before having to change to a new one, If you go over this, you risk wearing other more expensive parts.
Why is it important to maintain your bike? What are the key signs in knowing when to get a service?
There are a few main reasons why you need to bring your bike in for service.
What other potential service items need to look at annually?