What do I need to tune up my bike?

What does a basic bike tune up include?

A basic bike tune up includes checking and adjusting the shifters, cables, the front and rear derailleurs. Adjusting these parts will result in precise shifting, quiet and noiseless derailleurs.

Is a bike tune up worth it?

A tune-up can be a terrific opportunity to upgrade components on your bike, or to modify its fit or functionality to your current needs.

When should I tune up my bike?

No matter how often you ride you should give your bike a tune-up at least once a year. Today we’ll learn how to tune up your bike, which I’d recommend doing at least once a year, or even every few months if you ride every day.

How much is a full tune up on a bike?

The average cost of a bike tune-up is around $60 to $150. Depending on your bike maintenance needs, you can get either the basic tune-up amounting to $60 or a major tune-up ranging from $100-$150.

What is a bike cassette?

The cassette on your bicycle can be found on the rear wheel and is a cluster of sprockets that are a part of the drivetrain. They slide onto the freehub, the ratchet system that controls the drive of your bicycle when you pedal, and can have anything from 5 to 12 ‘speeds’.

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How long does a bike tune up take?

While the timeline ultimately depends on how many bikes are ahead of you in the Service Department, tune-ups are usually completed in a matter of hours. You can expect a basic tune-up to take 30-60 minutes and a major tune-up could run closer to 60-120 minutes.

Is REI bike tune up worth it?

A bike tune up is often worth it, depending on how you use your bike. This keeps everything operating the way that it should be and helps prevent break downs when you are using it. Having it done at REI vs. a local bike shop or even doing it yourself is a matter of opinion.

How much does a bicycle tube cost?

The average price of a bike tube costs between $5 and $9. You can find tubes for as little as $2 and up and even some models beyond the $35. Specialized tubes and puncture-resistant tubes will cost more than traditional bike tubes.