Absolute Bikes Mechanic Course
Attend the free Open Forum Night on Nov 15 for priority registration. After Nov 15, call the shop to sign up.
$75 for all 4 classes or $25/class. Pick the dates that work for you!
Open Forum Night (FREE) - 6pm
Dates: Nov 15, Jan 3, Feb 7
An introduction to the bicycle, its components and their functions. Topics of discussion will be basic maintenance & emergency situations, suspension systems, wheels & tires, drivetrain and brake systems.
Drivetrain Night - 6pm
Dates: Nov 29, Jan 10, Feb 14
All things drivetrain! We'll discuss hands on about shifting performance and detailed setup on the latest components from SRAM and Shimano. We'll also talk about hub engagement, maintenance and bottom brackets.
Brake Night - 6pm
Dates: Dec 6, Jan 17, Feb 21
Brakes, an often over-looked component, until they don't work, will be discussed in detail. Learn how to bleed both SRAM and Shimano systems, how to inspect for wear and problems, and best practices to keep your stoppers strong for years to come.
Suspension Nights - 6pm
Dates: Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28
Keep the bouncy bits happy! We'll talk about setting up sag and rebound, what compression dials do, why and when you need volume spacers, the best ways to keep your suspension clean, and how to change the oil in fork lowers and inspect for wear.
Wheel & Tires Night - 6pm
Dates: Dec 20, Jan 31, Mar 7
Ahh wheels... Quite possibly the best part of the bicycle! We'll talk about how to keep them rolling smoothly, from truing and tension theory, to hub bearing adjustments and engagement system maintenance. We'll also talk about all things tires: tread design, rubber compounds, casing choices, rim width and tire size. Oh, yea, and we'll show you how to properly set up tubeless systems with ease!
*Bikes from our demo fleet will be provided as hands-on practice. No need to bring your own.