How much does mountain bike maintenance cost?

You should expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $800 per year in maintenance and labor cost for premium mountain bikes. That price includes your general servicing. For a more budget-friendly mountain bike, you could expect to pay anywhere between $100 to $300 per year on maintenance. Not all mountain bikes are the same.

Should you grease a freewheel?

There’s no reason to grease the freehub body. Some mechanics, who have been working on bikes for decades, find that greasing all metal-to-metal surfaces is a generally good practice. In the case of the freehub body, grease may serve to reduce noises.

What does a bike tune-up consist of?

A Bike tune-up consists of: The gears and derailleurs are checked for damage and alignment. The drivechain is checked for stretching or kinking. Brakes are inspected for wear and grip. The tires are checked for wear, cracks or swellings.

How often should I grease my bike bearings?

Best practice 1-2 years depending on use and grease quality. If you’re cycling in a lot of rain or off-road 3-9 months is a better bet. If it’s a cheap bb and you don’t care about failure then let it eat so long as it’s adjusted and running smooth.

What is a freewheel on a bicycle?

The freewheel is a one-piece cluster of sprockets which also contains the freewheel mechanism (the ratchets that allow the gears to spin freely in one direction but not the other, thus allowing the bike to coast, or freewheel).

How to remove the freewheel from the hub?

1 Place a little anti-seize compound onto the internal thread of the freewheel. 2 Using your hand, thread the freewheel onto the hub turning in a clockwise direction. 3 Insert the removal tool into the tool fittings and, preferably using a torque wrench, tighten the freewheel to the manufacturer’s specifications.

What will I learn in the bicycle maintenance course?

Here you will learn the basics of maintaining your bicycle, from simple bearing system overhauls to tune-ups. This course will help make you a self-sufficient cyclist, enabling you to perform the most common procedures.

What does it mean to be a certified bicycle technician?

For those who wish to be employed in the bicycle industry, or for experienced mechanics who would like advanced certification, we offer our Certified Bicycle Technician program. This certificate means the student has passed a rigorous testing procedure and has been certified by United Bicycle Institute to be proficient in the given discipline.