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the Cost of Maintenance for Mountain Bikes

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Location 
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Description
$ 15
Oct 2007
Tucson, AZ
Trek, Black and Grey, about 2 years old
Brake adjustment for mountain bike  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Richmond, VA
2001 KHS X204 Mountain Bike
Mountain bike tune up  more... close row
$ 10
Oct 2007
Alameda, CA
Mongoose mountain bike, at least 5 years old
New innertube installed  more... close row
$ 58
Mar 2008
Belingham, WA
'06 Kona Stinky, Freeride Bike
Full season start maintenance improved bike performance  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2007
Chicago, Illinois
3 year old mountain bike
General tune up made bike work well again  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
3 year old full suspension mountain bike
Rebuilding and tuning bike shocks  more... close row
$ 6
Jul 2007
Alameda, CA
mountain bike
New inner tube for mountain bike  more... close row
$ 10
Jun 2007
Alameda, CA
mountain bike
Changing tires on mountain bike  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2008
Austin, Texas
Trek Mountain Bike, one year old
Bent tire rim when trying to show off  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
monterey, california
Gary Fischer Superfly
Maintenance service for mountain bike  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2007
Boise, ID
21 Speed Mountain Bike
Brakes and chain repaired on mountain bike  more... close row
$ 90
Jun 2007
La Crosse, WI
Older Raleigh Mountain Bike
Overhaul made bike look much better  more... close row
$ 0
Mar 2008
Branford, CT
Trek
Free tune ups for life  more... close row
$ 85
May 2008
Portland, Or
Three speed mountain bike
Employer paid for bike tune up  more... close row
$ 85
Jun 2008
Alameda, CA
mountain bike
Squeaky brakes on bike  more... close row
$ 35
Jun 2007
Scottsdale, AZ
Adult Mountain Bike
Full tune up for mountain bike  more... close row

Description of service

The bike to be serviced was reasonably new (about 2 years old) and did not have too many miles on it. The cost above includes a overall check of the bike, including tire wear and tire pressure, tube condition, spokes, brake pads and cables, wheel alignment, seat and handlebar posts, grips, pedals, chain, and dérailleur. Minor adjustments and fixes were covered in this cost, such as adding air to the tires, straightening spokes, and tightening break lines. Repairs requiring more work or parts would have cost more, but it wasn't necessary.


Review of Service

Very pleased. It was a thorough inspection of the bike, and I felt confident that it was safe and rideable.


Tips

Check out the bike shop before you take your bike in, especially if you are not that knowledgeable about bike repair and maintenance yourself. You are putting your life and health in these people's hands, literally. I chose my shop based on the recommendation of a friend who is an expert cyclist-maybe you can find a similar person, or look for reviews on the web. And be careful when you ride the bike for the first time after it has been serviced. Even the best shop can make a mistake, like forgetting to reconnect your brakes!