Why You Should Have Your Bike
Serviced at a Professional Shop
The Right Tools for the Job
One major reason to have your bike serviced at Peak Sports Bike Shop is because we have the right tools for the job. There are dozens of standards for nearly every component of a modern bicycle. If you were to create a spreadsheet detailing each standard’s name, dimensions, torque specifications, and installation method, you’d have a worksheet packed with enough data to impress an accountant. Many of these components require their own specific tool for removal, installation, and maintenance, but here’s the good news: Peak Sports Bike Shop has them all.
Even if you were to purchase the right tools for a particular job, the quality of a tool is often directly proportional to its cost. Quality tools are expensive, and while it makes sense to purchase tools you’ll use over and over, many of them simply aren’t used very often by the average enthusiast during their bike’s regular upkeep. Look in the garage of any amateur mechanic, and you’ll find an expensive specialty tool still bearing its factory sheen from disuse. Peak Sports Bike Shop is equipped with an impressive range of tools and hardware, right down to our very own purpose-built bike wash. These tools help us effectively tackle repairs the right way, the first time.
Simple Repair? Think Again
Ask any experienced mechanic about common repairs, and you’ll find that many jobs are often glaciers--they appear simple, but what’s lurking below the surface can quickly grow much more involved than you might initially expect. For instance, say the hydraulic disc brakes on your mountain bike start squealing as you’re descending through your favorite section of singletrack.
Here’s how your repair might play out: you begin with an inspection of the brake pads. Nothing a set of allen wrenches can’t tackle, you think. But after swapping out the pads, you discover that the rotor rubs obnoxiously every time the wheel turns. So you watch a few YouTube videos and learn how to adjust the alignment of the brake caliper. After several tries, the noise persists, grating on your nerves like nails down a chalkboard. It turns out the caliper is aligned, but the rotor is out of true and needs adjustment. No problem, you think, as you load up yet another YouTube video, hoping your pliers will be enough to get the job done. And on it goes...
Our service technicians have seen just about every equipment failure you can imagine, and their combined decades of experience mean they can not only spot an issue the first time (saving you the cost of unnecessary repairs), they can get it fixed properly without hours wasted on trial and error. If time is money, then every repair you leave up to our trained professionals is an investment that pays dividends.
We Catch What You Might Miss
In addition to saving you from the headaches involved in diagnosing a mechanical issue, our technicians’ experience also means they can spot problems you might have never even thought to look for. As a rider, you put a lot of trust in your bicycle, and it’s easy to forget just how much your safety depends on your bike performing the way it should. After all, the last thing you need when you’re hurtling down a mountainside or sprinting to the finish is an equipment failure. But it’s impossible to prevent a failure you don’t see coming.
It’s not uncommon for one of our service technicians to discover a wheel, crank arm, or brake that is well past its recommended tolerances and just one ride away from catastrophic failure--even if it’s completely unrelated to the issue the bike was initially brought in for.
It’s for this reason that one of our trained service advisors examines your bike front-to-back, top-to-bottom when you bring your bike in for service. While it’s in the stand, they can point out other concerns you might not have noticed or thought to check. Your safety is our absolute top priority, so we do everything we can to keep you apprised of your bike’s condition.
We’ll Get it Right. Guaranteed.
At Peak Sports Bike Shop, our repairs are guaranteed. While home repairs offer a special sense of accomplishment, if something goes wrong, you’ll be stuck footing the bill (and spending the time) to make things right.
Picture this: you’ve stripped your bike down to the frame searching for that elusive, irritating squeak you keep hearing every time you take the bike out of the garage. You’ve cleaned the frame, re-lubricated all the moving parts, and carefully re-assembled your gorgeous ride. The sun is shining, and a full day of riding awaits. You throw a leg over your faithful steed, and you’re not even half-way through your first pedal stroke when you hear it. Squeak.
When our service technicians perform a repair on your bike, they don’t just stop after they’ve buttoned everything up. They take your repaired bike for a test ride to ensure everything is working as intended before they sign off on the job. In the rare circumstance that you notice something is amiss after a repair, we’ll do what it takes to make it right. Guaranteed.
No Matter What You Ride, We’ve Got You Covered.
It’s easy to underestimate the value of having your bike serviced at a professional shop like Peak Sports. While it’s true that some bikes are simpler to work on than others, it’s also true that bikes have come a long way since their inception. And while those advancements have made riding much more pleasurable, they often come at the expense of simplicity.
Modern bikes are more specialized than ever. A necessary aspect of that specialization is the use of more highly integrated, precision-machined components to help bikes perform in a wide range of extremes. From full-suspension mountain bikes designed to soak up massive hits, to ultra-lightweight road bikes built to demolish PRs, to motor-assisted e-bikes delivering assistance to help you rider further, there’s more to keep a modern bicycle rolling safely and smoothly than you might think.
Tires wear out, components need regular adjustments, and the parts that should stay lubricated will eventually grow tacky. No matter what kind of bike you ride, regular maintenance is required to keep it rolling safely and smoothly. Regardless of the type of bicycle, Peak Sports Bike Shop offers a one-stop service department for all your bike’s needs.
We Can’t Wait to See You!
Diagnosing and repairing bicycles can be a complex, time consuming endeavor. So the next time you run into an issue with your bike, or better yet--if your bike simply hasn’t undergone it’s recommended regular maintenance--we hope you’ll think of us here at Peak Sport Bike Shop. We’re eager to keep your bicycle in its optimal condition so you can focus on what really matters: your next adventure.
For more information about Peak Sports Bike Shop’s service department, estimates, or to learn about one of our comprehensive service packages, be sure to visit us online. You’re also more than welcome to stop by the next time you’re in the area. We’re happy to put your bike in a repair stand for a free estimate, to chat about possible upgrades and accessories, or share our recommendations for common maintenance you can do to extend the life of your bicycle. If you’d like to be the first to hear about discounts and maintenance specials, be sure to sign up for our newsletter. We look forward to seeing you and your bike!