Bike Servicing

At the Bikerack we have a fully equipped workshop and experienced mechanics on site 6 days a week. This ensures, where possible, a fast turn around of your repair. Our aim is to have your pride and joy back to you within 24 hours. However, during busy periods this can run into 48 hours.

We perform a wide range of bicycle servicing on all bikes. No job is too big or too small - from kids bikes to specialised competition level machines.

Book an appointment

Our workshop now operates by appointment only, use the form to make an appointment for our workshop.

We do not take specific types of booking for different repairs, just book a standard workshop appointment and when you drop your bike off, a member of staff will go through your bike with you and take note of any items on your bike that require attention.

You will be notified by call or text when your repair has been completed.

*Please note a storage fee of €20 per week applies to repairs which are not collected within 21 days of repair/service completion.
*We reserve the right to sell or dispose of any bikes which are not collected within 3 months of repair/service completion.
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Our Services

Service Items

  • Safety check+

    Over time bolts and load-bearing components can fatique, wear or rattle loose.

    A safety check asseses your bike for any mechanical wear, incorrect assembly and ensures all bolts are correctly torqued and safe, so you can have full confidence when riding your bike.

  • General Servicing+

    Our general service is the perfect way to give your bike a fresh bill of health. This is our most popular service option and goes through all the crucial parts of the bike ensuring the bike is fully adjusted and working smoothly.

    Our general service includes a full safety check and bike health check, adjustment of the front and rear gears, adjustment of the front and rear brakes, as well as adjustment of your headset, bottom bracket and any other bearing components. We also check the wheel tension, ensure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and lube the chain.

    We recommend our general service once a year or twice a year for frequent riders.

  • Gear adjustment+

    The gears are the heart of any bicyle. Due to use, damage from riding or damage in storage or transit the bike's gears can shift poorly, index incorrectly, slip under load or make excessive noise

    A gear adjustment diagnoses and adjusts the bicycles front and/or rear gears to ensure smooth shifting across the entire range of gears.

    We stock a comprehensive range of drivetrain components

  • Brake adjustment+

    Working brakes are one of the most crucial components on a bike, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride.

    During regular use brake pads wear down, brake cables stretch and hydraulic brake fluid absorbs air leading to spongey, less responsive and even ineffective braking systems.

    From rim brakes to disc brakes we have the tools and expertise to service and adjust your bicycle brakes so you can enjoy a safe and controlled ride.

    We stock a comprehensive range of brake pads and spares to service most major brands to ensure a quick turn-around time.

  • Hydraulic brake bleeding+

    Hydraulic brake systems offer amazing performance benefits for all types of cycling, with increased power, modulation and longer service intervals than many rim brakes.

    If your hydraulic brakes are feeling a little sponger, are squeeling during use or are lacking powerm, it could be time to have them serviced.

    Our experienced mechanics are here to get your hydraulic brakes feeling factory fresh again.

    We stock the speciality tools, fluids and spares for most common brands, as well as a comprehensive range of disc brake pads for new and older models of brakes.

    Supported brands include:

    • Shimano
    • Sram
    • Avid
    • Hope
    • Magura
    • Formula
    • Hayes
    • Tektro
    • TRP
    • more...
  • Wheel Building, Truing & Repair+

    We offer a comprehensive range of wheel building and repair services. Whether it's a complete build, truing a buckled wheel, replacing a broken spoke or swapping a rim, our experienced mechanics are onsite to keep you rolling.

    We stock a comprehensive range of wheels, hubs, rims and parts from:

    • Hope
    • DT swiss
    • Stans No Tubes
    • Spank
    • Mavic
    • Hunt
    • Nukeproof
    • Zipp
    • Industry Nine
    • Shimano
    • more...

    We also hold a huge inventory of DT swiss, Sapim and Mavic spokes, replacement freehubs and enduro wheel bearings to get you rolling without delay.

  • Suspension Servicing+

    At the Bikerack we are one of Irelands only comprehensive in-house suspension servicing experts. Our suspension technicians have years of combined experience to service and repair most common brands of suspension forks, shocks and dropper seatposts.

    We keep a large range of spares in stock to ensure a prompt turn-around time on suspension servicing work.

    Supported brands:

    • Fox
    • Rockshox
    • Marzocchi
    • Ohlins
    • EXT
    • Formula
    • Fast Suspension
    • DVO
    • Cane Creek
    • SR Suntour
    • Manitou
    • MRP
    • more...

    Services offered:

    • Suspension fork servicing
    • Shock servicing
    • Dropper seatpost servicing
    • Lower leg servicing
    • Air spring servicing
    • Damper rebuilds
    • Vacuum bleeding
    • Nitrogen charging
    • Fork travel changes
    • Coil spring conversion
    • Aftermarket performance upgrades
  • Carbon frame repair+

    Crashes, accidents and mishaps are an unfortunate reality when cycling. If you've been unlucky enough to crack or snap your expensive carbon bicycle frame, it may not mean that your bike frame is ready for the bin.

    We work with a number of carbon repair specialists who can repair damaged carbon fibre frames, saving you money and your pride-and-joy from the skip.

    Carbon repair offers a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a completely new frame while limiting the amount of carbon waste destined for landfill.

    We can handle the strip-down, shipping and reassembly of your bike to get you back rolling.

  • Seized seatpost removal+

    Have you tried to adjust your seat height, only to find that your seatpost is completely stuck?

    Over time corrosion can occur between a bicycle frame and seatpost which can chemically weld the seatpost inside the frame, preventing adjustment of the saddle height.

    If your seat is too low or too high it can render the bike unusable.

    We have developed specialist tooling to remove seized seatpost and to save an otherwise perfect bicycle frame from the scrap heap.

  • Assembly of bikes purchased online+

    If you have purchased a bike online from another bike shop or a direct to consumer brand like Canyon, YT, Propain or Rose bikes but do not have the time, confidence or the tools to assemble it yourself, we can assemble tune and safety check your bike, so you have the confidence and assurance that your new bike is safe and ready to ride.

  • Custom Machined Parts+

    Have you snapped a hub axle, need custom length pedal axles, an angleset headset or frame pivot hardwear for a custom bike, we can help!

    We work with several trusted engineers and machinists who can get you out of a hole or make the custom part you need for your dream build.

Workshop Pricelist

Find below a summary of our workshop pricing. Please note that these prices should be used as a guideline only and our mechanics will always charge based on the actual work carried out.

Our pricing corresponds to the time taken to carry out each repair, the level of expertise needed to carry out the repair, the cost of sundry items used during a service and the cost to maintain specialist equipment.

Our promise is to provide the highest quality of service at the best possible value for every service/repair big or small.

General

General Service
50
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Our general service is out most popular service. It goes through your entire bike ensuring that your gears and brakes are adjusted correctly, your chain is lubed, tyres inflated to the correct pressure, wheels are true and tensioned and all the nuts and bolts are torqued correctly. we recommend our general service once a year to keep you bike running smoothly or twice a year for more frequent riders.

General Service (Kids Bike)
35
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Our kids bike service covers all the same topics as our regular service it's just slightly cheaper as kids bikes are typically a bit smaller and simpler than the equivalent adults bikes.

Valet Bicycle
50
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Our valet is a comprehensive wash and clean of your bike. We wash the entire bike and remove, clean, reinstall and regrease your drivetrain components to ensure your bike is spick and span and running smoothly ready for the season ahead.

Please note during busy periods we may not be able to offer our valet/premium service.

Premium Service & Valet
100
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Our Premium service combines our general service and full service to fully clean and service your bike and return it to a showroom fresh condition. We recommend our premium service once a year for frequent riders looking to get their bike completely overhauled after/before a busy season of riding.

Please note during busy periods we may not be able to offer our valet/premium service.

Bike Build (from box)
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We offer a bike build service for customer who have purchased a bike online or for those who need their bike reassembled after travelling.

If you've purchased a bike online from a direct-to-consumer brand like canyon, YT, propain, rose or similar but don't have the confidence or tools to build it yourself, we will fully assemble, tune and safety check the bike so you can have full confidence that your new bike is ready to hit the road or trails.

Bike Build (from frame)
100
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At the Bikerack we specialize in custom built bikes. Wether it's custom build from frame up, or a rebuild after a carbon repair or new paint job, we can build your entire bicyle from the frame up to bring your dream build from a bunch of parts to a fully rolling dream machine. A full build includes fitting all a bicyle parts to bring a bare frame to a completed bicycle.

We stock a huge range of frames, forks, wheels, groupsets, components and accessories to supply and build your next dream build. Get in touch to discuss your next dream build.

If you're supplying your own frame and parts, we stock an extensive range of small parts and spares like brake adaptors, bottom brackets and headsets to ensure we can get your new build completed if you've forgotten to order something.

Frame Swap
150
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A frame swap covers everything needed to strip down your old bike and swap all the parts over to a new frame. It covers all the items in a a full build plus stripping down your old bike and cleaning the parts before refitting them to your new frame.

Gears & Drivetrain

Adjust Gears Front or Rear
8.50
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Our mechanics will adjust front or rear shifting to ensure smooth correctly indexed shifting so you can use each gear and to ensure no skipping, jumping or dropped chains.

Adjust Gears Front & Rear
17.50
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Our mechanics will adjust front and rear shifting to ensure smooth correctly indexed shifting so you can use each gear and to ensure no skipping, jumping or dropped chains.

Fit Gear Cable
8.50
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Over time grit, grime and corrosion can build up on your bicycles gear cables resulting in many shifting issues. A fresh gear cable reduces friction and ensures nice smooth shifting and ensures your shifters are smooth and easy to actuate.

Fit Gear Cable (Internal Routing)
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Over time grit, grime and corrosion can build up on your bicycles gear cables resulting in many shifting issues. A fresh gear cable reduces friction and ensures nice smooth shifting and ensures your shifters are smooth and easy to actuate. Many modern bikes gear cables that are internally routed through the frame making replacement a slightly more time-consuming repair.

Fit Chain
8.50
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A bicycle chain will gradually stretch and wear down with use. Regularly changing your chain ensures that your shifting remains crisp and accurate and prevents slipping and skipping of the chain under load. Regularly changing your chain also saves you money in the long run preventing accelerated wear of the chainrings and cassette which are more costly parts to replace.

Fit Cassette
7.50
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Like a bicycle's chain, brake pads, tyres etc.. a bicycles cassette or freewheel is a wear and tear item that wears down with use. As the cassette wears with use the grooves between the cogs become shallower and less defined, the shifting ramps become worn which results in shifting issues and slipping under load. Replacement of the cassette when required will restore crisp, accurate shifting, reduce noise and increase your pedalling efficiency.

Fit Chain & Cassette
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The chain and cassette wear together. While changing your chain at the regular interval can allow you to get multiple chains on a single cassette, eventually the cassette will be worn out and require changing. When the cassette is worn we generally change the chain as well to ensure nice crisp shifting and to prevent accelerated wear of your new cassette.

Fit Front Mech
12.50
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Fitting fee for replacing a front mech/front derailleur.

Fit Rear Mech
14.50
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Fitting fee for replacing a rear mech/rear derailleur.

Fit Chainset
10
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Fitting fee to fit/replace a bicycle chainset/crankset.

Fit Bottom Bracket
30
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The bottom bracket is the part of the bicycle that allows your crankset to spin in the frame. Typically composed of cups and/or bearings, over time these can develop play, can creak or can become overly rough and hard to turn. Replacement of the bottom bracket is an easy remedy for many common shifting issue and annoying creaks, clacks and noise when cycling. With many different designs and varieties available. we stock a comprehensive range of bottom brackets to ensure we can turn your repair around qithout delay.

Fit Sti Shifter Single (Cable)
25
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Sti shifters for drop bar bikes combine the shifters and brake levers in a single unit. If you've broken a shifter we can replace it to get you back on the road. Replacement of road shifters typically requires new bar tape and cable making it a more time consuming repair than on flat bar bikes.

Fit Sti Shifters Pair (Cable)
45
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Sti shifters for drop bar bikes combine the shifters and brake levers in a single unit. If you've broken a shifter or are looking to upgrade we can fit new shifters to get you back shifting and braking. Replacement of road shifters typically requires new bar tape and cable making it a more time consuming repair than on flat bar bikes.

Fit Sti Shifter Single (Hydro)
30
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Sti shifters for drop bar bikes combine the shifters and brake levers in a single unit. If you've broken a shifter we can replace it to get you back on the road. Replacement of road shifters typically requires new bar tape and cable making it a more time consuming repair than on flat bar bikes. Replacing an sti shifter for hydraulic brakes is a more involved repair as the hydraulic brake need to be installed and bled in order to replace a shifter.

Fit Sti Shifters Pair (Hydro)
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Sti shifters for drop bar bikes combine the shifters and brake levers in a single unit. If you've broken a shifter or are looking to upgrade we can fit new shifters to get you back shifting and braking. Replacement of road shifters typically requires new bar tape and cable making it a more time consuming repair than on flat bar bikes. Replacement of sti shifters for hydraulic brakes is a more involved repair as the hydraulics brakes need to be installed and bled in order to replace a shifter.

Fit Flat Bar Shifter
12.50
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If your upgrading your shifting or replacing a broken shifter on an a flat bar bicycle like a hybrid or mountain bike our mechincs will fit the shifter and adjust your gears correctly.

Fit Groupset
48.50
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If you're upgrading the entire groupset on your bike we offer a flat rate to install the entire groupset to your bike.

Clean & Oil Chain
7.50
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If your bike has seen a lot of use or has been sitting outside in the bad weather, the bicycle chain can become dirty or rusty. We can clean and oil the chain to get it running and shifting smoothly and quietly.

Clean Drivetrain
25
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Dirty drivetrain components like the chain, cassette, jockey wheels and chainrings can cause excessive noise, poor shifting and can drastically accelerate wear of you drivetrain. We use ultrasonic cleaning and trusted products to bring your dirty drivetrain components back to life.

Brakes

Adjust Brake Front or Rear
7.50
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Incorrectly adjusted brakes can cause poor performance, irritating rubbing noises and even cause a safety risk. Our trained mechanics can adjust your rim or disc brakes to ensure maximum power and control for all types of bicycle brakes.

Adjust Brakes Front & Rear
15
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Incorrectly adjusted brakes can cause poor performance, irritating rubbing noises and even cause a safety risk. Our trained mechanics can adjust your rim or disc brakes to ensure maximum power and control for all types of bicycle brakes.

Fit Brake Cable
9
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Over time brake cables can fray, corrode or even snap. If your brakes feel difficult to pull or do not want to return after being released it could mean you need a new cable. We stock a wide range of brake cables for all types of bikes to ensure your brakes work safely and correctly. This is the fee to fit a single brake cable.

Fit Brake Cables (Pair)
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Over time brake cables can fray, corrode or even snap. If your brakes feel difficult to pull or do not want to return after being released it could mean you need a new cable. We stock a wide range of brake cables for all types of bikes to ensure your brakes work safely and correctly. This is the fee to fit a pair of brake cables for the front and rear brake.

Fit Brake Caliper
12.50
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The brake calliper is the mechanism that holds and actuates the brake pads and stops the wheel from spinning. This is the cost tp replace a single brake calliper and to adjust the brake.

Fit Brake Lever
17.50
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The brake lever is attached to the handlebar and when pulled a cable from the lever to the calliper actuates the brake calliper and stops the wheel from spinning.is the mechanism that holds and actuates the brake pads and stops the wheel from spinning. In a crash the brake lever can break or with use they can become worn out and require replacement. This fee includes fitting of the brake lever and adjusting the brake.

Fit Brake Pads Front or Rear
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Brake pads will naturally wear out with use over time. Changing your brake pads before it's too late ensures reliable pwerful braking performance and can prevent undue wear or damage to the rim or disc rotor. We stop a comprehensive range of rim and disc brake pads from brands like shimano, sram, avid, jagwire, hope, formula, hayes, magura, trp, tektro and more.

Fit Brake Pads Front & Rear
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Brake pads will naturally wear out with use over time. Changing your brake pads before it's too late ensures reliable pwerful braking performance and can prevent undue wear or damage to the rim or disc rotor. We stop a comprehensive range of rim and disc brake pads from brands like shimano, sram, avid, jagwire, hope, formula, hayes, magura, trp, tektro and more.

Bleed Hydro Brake
17.50
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Hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic oil to actuate the brake and push the brake pads as opposed to a cable like on a conventional brake. Hydraulic typically provide improved overall power, better braking feel and have longer intervals between servicing. While hydraulic brake systems are sealed units over time small amounts of air can enter the system resulting in reduced power and a squishy feel at the lever. Bleeding a hydraulic brake is the process of removing trapped air from the hydraulic system. Our experienced mechanics are on hand to bleed all brands of hydraulic brakes and to get your brakes feeling firm and powerful.

Fit & Bleed Disc Brake
27.50
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Often in order to fit a hydraulic brake to bicycle the hydraulic hoses need to be shortened or cut so that the hose can be routed internally through the frame. Once the brake hose has been cut, the brake must then be bled to remove any air that has entered the system. We stock a huge range of hoses, olives and brake parts to allow us to fit most brands of hydraulic brake without delay.

Wheels & Tyres

Fit Tube
8
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Unfortuately a punctured tyre is a common occurence when cycling on roads as debris or impacts can puncture the inner tubes. We stock a large range of tubes and tyres to fit all common bicycle wheels and can quickly get you back on the road. This fee does not include the cost of the tube itself. The cost of a bicycle tube typically ranges from €6 - €10 depending on the size.

Fit Tube (Wheel Only)
5
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Unfortuately a punctured tyre is a common occurence when cycling on roads as debris or impacts can puncture the inner tubes. We stock a large range of tubes and tyres to fit all common bicycle wheels and can quickly get you back on the road. This fee does not include the cost of the tube itself. The cost of a bicycle tube typically ranges from €6 - €10 depending on the size. If you bring in just a wheel it saves us time from removing and installing the wheel from the bike, so our labour fee is a little less.

Fit Tube (Internal Gear Hub)
12.50
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Some city bikes, touring bikes and electric bikes have internal gear hubs rather than conventional derailleurs. To remove the wheel to fit a tube, the gear shifter must be removed, then refit and re-adjusted making this a more time-consuming repair than on a conventional bike.

Fit Tyre
7.50
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Like brake pads tyres will gradually wear down with use making them less grippy and less protective against punctures from road debris. For road, gravel and mountain biking different tread patterns, compounds, and casings exist to improve grip and ride quality over duiffernt terrains and weather conditions. We stock a huge range of tyres from top brands for all types of brands and can make suggestions based on years of experience for the best tyre for your riding style.

Fit Tyre & Tube
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Like brake pads tyres will gradually wear down with use making them less grippy and less protective against punctures from road debris. For road, gravel and mountain biking different tread patterns, compounds, and casings exist to improve grip and ride quality over duiffernt terrains and weather conditions. We stock a huge range of tyres from top brands for all types of brands and can make suggestions based on years of experience for the best tyre for your riding style. If you need to change your tyre and tube at the same time, we don't charge for both.

Fit Wheel Front
10
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Fitting a bicyle wheel is generally a simple job. This fee is charged when we're fitting a new front wheel and includes fitting a tyre, tube and adjusting the front brake.

Fit Wheel Rear
12.50
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Fitting a bicyle wheel is generally a simple job. This fee is charged when we're fitting a new rear wheel and includes fitting a tyre, tube, cassette and adjusting the rear brake and gears.

Fit Rim Tape
3.50
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Rim tape goes around the bicycle rim, inside the tyre and prevents the tube being punctured by the bicycles spokes. We stock a large range of rim tapes to suit all types of bicycles for traditional tubed and tubeless bicycle wheels.

True Wheel
19.50
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If your wheel has taken a knock from hitting a rock, kerb, pothole or similar, it can be knocked out of true which means it no longer spins straight or is round. Truing a wheel adjust the spokes to ensure it spins straight, does not rub on the frame or brakes and is strong and efficient in use. Our experienced wheel builders are on hand to true and tension damaged wheels.

Replace Spoke
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A broken spoke often occurs when a wheel has taken a knock, is tensioned incorrectly or if the chain, a stick or some other object gets caught in the spokes. We stock a huge range of quality spokes from DT Swiss, Sapim, Mavic and more to ensure a quick turn-around time on spoke repairs. Our experienced wheel builders are on hand to correctly replace broken spokes and to tension and true the wheel to prevent further spoke breakage and wheel failure.

Wheel Build
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Custom wheels are one of the best upgrades you can make to your bike. Wether you are looking for something strong, something light, something aero or a combination of all of the above we stock a large range of hubs, rims and spokes from top brands like DT swiss, hope, Stans NOTubes, mavic and more to build you the best performing wheels for your needs. Our experienced wheel builders are hand to build you a strong, straight and dependable wheel. We're also happy to build wheels if you wish to supply the parts yourself. Thsi fee is the labour charge and does not include any parts.

Rim Swap
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If you've damaged a rim and it needs to be replaced we are on hand to build your wheel on a fresh rim to avoid the cost of an entirely new wheel. A rim swap is pretty much the same process as a wheel build using new parts but we also have to disassemble the original wheel which takes more time than you'd think, so we charge a little more. Please note with rim swaps we may not always be able to reuse your existing spokes if they are damaged seized or the incorrect length for the new rim.

Adjust Hub Cones
12.50
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The hub is the part at the centre of the wheel which houses the bearings which allow the wheel to spin. Over time these bearings require regreasing and adjustment to ensure they run smoothly and without side-to-side play.

Fit Axle & Bearings Front (Loose Ball)
12.50
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Sometimes the hub bearings will become pitted, corroded or out of round. In other cases the axle which attaches the wheel to the bicyle frame can become damaged or snap. Fitting new bearings and/or an axle ensure that the wheel spins smoothly, without play and can be safely fastened to the bicyle.

Fit Axle & Bearings Rear (Loose Ball)
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Sometimes the hub bearings will become pitted, corroded or out of round. In other cases the axle which attaches the wheel to the bicyle frame can become damaged or snap. Fitting new bearings and/or an axle ensure that the wheel spins smoothly, without play and can be safely fastened to the bicyle. For the rear wheel the cassette, freehub or freewheel must be removed in order to replace the axle and/or bearings making this a more time-consuming repair.

Fit Hub Bearings Front (Cartridge Bearings)
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Many modern bicyle wheels utilise sealed cartridge bearings which are pressed into the hub rather than the traditional cup and cone method used in many older wheels. Like all bearings cartridge bearings can eventually become rough, develop play or noise and require replacment. We stock a Huge range of quality bearings to replace most common hub bearings without delay.

Fit Hub Bearings Rear (Cartridge Bearings)
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Many modern bicyle wheels utilise sealed cartridge bearings which are pressed into the hub rather than the traditional cup and cone method used in many older wheels. Like all bearings cartridge bearings can eventually become rough, develop play or noise and require replacment. We stock a Huge range of quality bearings to repair most common hub bearings without delay.

Rear hubs typically house more bearings tha front hubs and require removal of the cassette and freehub to allow bearing replacement making this a more time-consuming and therefore costly repair than with the front hub.

Service Freehub
17.50
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The freehub is the part of the rear wheel that allows you to coast while moving without having to pedal. When you do pedal it engages with the rear hub moving you forward. This handy little part has quite a few moving parts that can wear out or brake during use and it like many moving parts it needs to be greased or oiled periodically to prevent damage. If you're pedals spin when you roll the bike forward or has suddebly started slipping or disengaing when you pedal it may require servicing. We have the tools, spare parts and knowledge to diagnose, replace or service most major brands of bicycle freehub.

Frame, Fork & Bearings

Fit Headset
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The headset is the bicycle component that securely fastens the bicyle fork in the frame and allows you to turn the handlebars and steer. Often the headset must be pressed into the bicyle frame which requires specialist tooling. We also stock a large range of bicycle headsets to fit most brands and models of bicycle.

Fit Fork
30
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Fitting a fork includes installing the crown race, cutting the steerer tube, installing a star nut, fitting the fork in the frame and properly adjusting the headset.

Cut Fork Steerer
15
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Many bikes allow adjustment of your stem up and down on the fork steerer tube. If you've changed your fork but don't have the tools to cut the steerer tube to length or just want to cut off the excess for a cleaner look we have the tools and expertise to cut the steerer tube and re-install the fork correctly.

Fit Dropout/Derailleur Hanger
15
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The drop out or rear derailleur hanger is a sacrificial part found on most modern bikes. This removeable part bolts onto the frame and attaches to the rear mech/ rear derailleur. Typically made out of a soft aluminium, the dropout is a sacrificial part designed to fail in the case of a crash or impact in order to prevent more costly damage to the rear dearailleur and/or frame. If the dropout has snapped or been bent badly it typically require replacement to ensure the gears align correctly and shift across the full range without the chain dropping off, making excessive noise or friction. There are thousands of different dropouts to fit the various makes and models of bikes. We stock a large range of dropouts to try and ensure we can quickly replace dropouts found on as many common bikes as possible. If we don't have the dropout we need in stock, we can typically source one within a couple of working days.

Straighten Dropout/Derailleur Hanger
8.50
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If your dropout/ derailleur hanger has only been slighty bent it may be possible to straighten it without full replacement. We have the specialist tools and expertise to straighten derailleur hangers and diagnose hanger alignment related shifting issues.

Fit Frame Bearings
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Modern full-suspension mountain bikes (and even some gravel bikes) utilise pivots with bearings and bushings that allow the rear wheel to move out of the way of obstacles. Over time through use these bearings can wear out and become rough, develop play or even seized. Replacement of your frames pivot bearings is a time consuming repair that involves stripping down the frames linkages, removing, cleaning and pressing new bearings into the frame.

Replacement of the frame lnkage bearings when they wear out is important to ensure correct suspension performance and to prevent expensive damage to the frame's pivot hardware or the frame itself. Left untreated riding with worn bearings can result in undue wear on hub bearings, snapped axles, damaged rear shocks and even cause total failure of the bicycle frame.

We stock a comprehensive range of bearings to service most popular models of full-suspension mountain bikes. We typically use Enduro max bearings where possible. Please note that this is a labour cost and does not include the cost of bearings or any parts.

Face Bottom Bracket
20
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If the frames bottom bracket shell is not completely flat and parrallel it can cause irritating creaking under load. This can be caused as the bottom bracket shell is slightly deformed due to the heat of welding, the shell has paint overspray from teh factory or due to damage from installation. Facing of the bottom bracket involves using a specialist precision cutter to accurately remove miniscule amounts of material from the bottom bracket shell until both sides of the BB shell are completely flat and parrallel to one another. This ensures that the bottom bracket can be tightened correctly and does not creak under load.

Chase Bottom Bracket
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Chasing a bottom bracket involves using a specialist cutting tool to clean up or cut threads in a threaded bottom bracket shell. If the threads of a frame have been damaged due to incorrect installation of a bottom bracket or if paint overspray, or corrosion has built up on the bottom bracket threads, chasing may be necessary to allow correct creak free fitment of a bottom bracket.

Handlebars & Seatposts

Fit Bar Tape
10
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Handlebar tape can get dirty, rip, tear or unravel over time reducing comfort and grip of the bikes handlebars. Replacing your handlebar tape is a great way to freshen up the look and feel of your drop bar bike.

We stock a large range of bar tape so you can choose a style that provides the grip and cushioning for your riding style or adds a splash of color to make your bike stand out.

Fit Handlebars
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Handlebars come in all manners of rise, width and shape to suit different body shapes and riding styles. Changing handlebars is a great way to achieve the desired fit and feel for your body shape and riding style.

We will safely fit the new handlebars to the correct torque and fit the brake levers, gear shifters and grips.

Cut Handlebars
12.50
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Modern mountain bike handlebars typically are manufactured very wide to suit the largest riders. Smaller riders or riders who ride in tight terrain will benefit from cutting the bars to a narrower width. We can cut your bars to your desired width and refit the bars, brake levers, shifters and grips.

Fit Dropper Seatpost Cable
8.50
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Dropper seatposts are one of the best inventions for modern bikes while some seatpost like the Rockshox reverb are actuated hydraulically, most dropper seatposts use a standard gear cable and housing that is routed from the handlebar lever to the seatpost inside the frame. Over time if this wire becomes kinked, corroded or damaged it can make it very hard to actuate the lever, or the seatpost may not stay up or go down when the lever is pulled.

Replacement of the dropper post cable is typically a simple job that ensure your seatpost works smoothly and with little resistance.

Fit Dropper Seatpost
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Dropper seatposts are one of the best inventions for modern bikes while some seatpost like the Rockshox reverb are actuated hydraulically, most dropper seatposts use a standard gear cable and housing that is routed from the handlebar lever to the seatpost inside the frame.

If you wish to add a dropper to your bike or replace your existing dropper with a new one we will route the cable/hose through the frame, install the seatpost and dropper post lever, cut the cable to length and adjust it correctly.

Suspension

Fork Lower Leg Service
65
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Regular maintenance of your suspension fork ensure smooth, friction free suspension performance and prevent costly wear to more expensive parts of your fork. A lower leg service typicaly includes cleaning your forks lower legs and rebuilding the fork and airspring with fresh oil, grease foam rings and seals.

All suspension servicing includes sundry items such as oils and greases but does not include the cost of replacement parts such as seals, foam rings or other parts.

Fork Damper Cartridge Oil Change
25
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While a fork lower leg service is a regular service required to keeop your fork runnig smooth and fresh, the fork's damper assembly typically requires less frequent servicing.

Put simply, the forks damper unit is an assembly of valves, ports and shims etc... which control how the fork behaves during compression (when the fork compresses during use) and rebound (how the fork returns to full travel after being compressed).

A full service includes a standard lower leg service and a complete damper service to replace and vacuum bleed the damper oil and replace seals if necessary to give your fork and thorough overhall and a fresh bill of health.

All suspension servicing includes sundry items such as oils and greases but does not include the cost of replacement parts such as seals, foam rings or other parts.

Shock Air Can Service
45
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Like suspension forks, air shocks require regular cleaning and lubrication to maintain peak performance and prevent undue wear on expensive suspension parts.

An air can service is a basic rear air shock service equivalent to a fork lower leg service. An air can service changes the seals which maintain pressure in the shock's air chambers and refreshes the shock with new oil and grease.

All suspension servicing includes sundry items such as oils and greases but does not include the cost of replacement parts such as seals, foam rings or other parts.

Shock Full Service
80
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A full service shock service services the shocks air can and damper assembly. Changing the seals and rebuilding the shock with fresh oil and grease.

We use a vacuum bleeding machine to bleed the damper assembly to ensure buttery smooth performance.

All suspension servicing includes sundry items such as oils and greases but does not include the cost of replacement parts such as seals, foam rings or other parts.

Shock Full Service (+Nitrogen Charge)
99
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A full service shock service services the shocks air can and damper assembly. Changing the seals and rebuilding the shock with fresh oil and grease.

We use a vacuum bleeding machine to bleed the damper assembly to ensure buttery smooth performance.

Some shocks like most Fox rear shocks require the damper assembly to be charged with high pressure nitrogen which accrues an additional cost over a standard rear shock service.

All suspension servicing includes sundry items such as oils and greases but does not include the cost of replacement parts such as seals, foam rings or other parts.

Fit DU Bushing
8
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Standard eyeleted shock use a DU bushing at each eyelet end. Trunnion shock typically use a DU bushing at the non trunnon end. The DU bushing/s allow the shock hardwear to smoothly rotate when the suspension linkage is compressed. Over time these bushings will wear out through use resulting in unwanted play, movement, creaking, knocking and other symptoms. Left unchanged worn out bushings can cause acel.erated wear on frame pivot hardwear, bearings. the frame or shock boidy itself.

Dropper Seatpost Service Basic
40
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Like with suspension forks and shocks, dropper seatposts have seals and other wear-and-tear parts that require periodic cleaning, lubrication or replacement to ensure proper function and performance. We can service most brands of dropper seatpost such as Brand-X, One Up, Bike Yoke, 9Point8 etc... A standard service involves a full clean, grease and cartridge replacement but the work carried out and cost of parts varies per manufacturers.

Rockshox Reverb Service
55
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Unlike most dropper seatposts, the Rockshox Reverb is actuated hydraulically rather than using a sealed cartridge and cable. If your rockshox reverb is squishy or sagging under the rider weight, it's likely time for a service.

We also service the new rockshox AXS wireless dropper seatpost.

Bleed Rockshox Reverb Remote
17.50
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Sometimes issues with a Rockshox reverb seatpost are not in the post itself but because there is air in the line between the handlebar lever and the seatpost. Similarly fitting a reverb to a bike or shortening the cable will require a lever bleed.

A lever bleed will often resolve a lever that is not dropping without the need for a full rebuild.

Fox Transfer Service
60
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Fox transfer dropper seatposts offer brilliant performance and great reliability but when it comes time to service them, they have few more moving parts than your average post.

We have all the specialist tooling in stock to revitalise your Fox transfer dropper seatpost to better than factory fresh performance.

Speciality Services

Ebike Software Upgrade
30
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Electric bikes with name brand motor manufactures like Bosch and Shimano require periodic software updates to unlock new functionality. We have the latest diagnostic tooling to update your bosch or shimano equipped E-Bike to the manufactures latest software release.

Fit Helicoil Crank (inc. coil)
30
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Did you know a bicycle's left hand pedal has a backward thread? It turns out a lot of people don't. If you've accidentally put the right hand pedal in the left hand crank or vice-versa, you may have badly damaged your crank arm. Similarly if you'ver cycled on a pedal that is loose, you may have damaged the crank's threads so that the pedal keeps coming loose. Fear not, an easily made mistake may not require an expensive crank replacement, in many cases we can install a helicoil which fixes the issue reliably at a much lower cost.

Fit Helicoil Small (Inc. Coil)
20
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If you have a damaged the threads on a part of your bike like a waterbottle cage, the dropout threads or a mudguard eyelet, theres a good chance we can fit new threads and save you from an otherwise expensive fix.

Removed Seized Seatpost
80
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Have you tried to adjust your seat height, only to find that your seatpost is completely stuck?

Over time corrosion can occur between a bicycle frame and seatpost which can chemically weld the seatpost inside the frame, preventing adjustment of the saddle height.

If your seat is too low or too high it can render the bike unusable.

We have developed specialist tooling to remove seized seatpost and to save an otherwise perfect bicycle frame from the scrap heap.

Flip Little Big Bike
15
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We're a big fan of little big bikes. They're a 14" kids bike that's designed in Ireland and converts from a balance bike, to a bigger balance bike to a little bike with pedals.

If you've got a little big bike and want the frame flipped to the bigger/smaller size or the pedals added or removed, get in touch as we can get it converted quickly and easily so you have full confidence that your child can cycle or scoot on a correctly asembled little big bike.

Prices listed above are listed as a guideline only. Our mechanics reserve the right to set pricing as they see fit based on the actual work carried out. Therefore the price charged may be slightly less or more than the prices indicated in this list. An estimated quote for the work to be carried out can be provided on request when the bike has been assessed by one of our mechanics.

Unless stated otherwise all prices listed above indicate the cost of labour and do not include any parts, components etc... All consumable items such as oils, fluids, greases, lubes and cleaning products are included in the prices quoted above.

Suspension Servicing

We are Fox Racing Shox approved Service Center and can perform all Fox suspension servicing, from a quick clean and lube of your forks to a full shock rebuild.

We carry a huge range of suspension spares to ensure a quick turn-around time on suspension parts from most major brands.

We are one of the only business in the country who have specialist tooling to perform full suspension overhauls on site, including damper vacuum bleeding, nitrogen charging and more...

Why choose us?

High quality, reliable suspension servicing, quick turn-around with next-day return delivery available.

Specialist Equipment

We've invested heavily in specialist equipment needed to get the best possible performance out of your suspension forks, shocks and seatposts and to ensure your suspension components stay buttery smooth until your next service.

Dyno Tested

After each service all shocks are tested on our hand dyno to ensure they are working buttery smooth.

Make sure you follow our set up instructions to adjust your fork or shock correctly after a service.

Experienced Staff

Our suspension technicians have over 25 years experience working on most brands of suspension and have the knowledge and attention to detail to get your fork, shock or seatpost working better than new.

Supported Brands

Our experienced suspension technicians have the experience and expertise to diagnose, service and repair suspension forks, shock and dropper seatposts from most major manufacturers. We've invested heavily in the tooling necessary to completely rebuild and service most brands in-house.

We service: Fox, Rockshox, Ohlins, DVO, Marzocchi, Cane Creek, EXT, Formula, BOS, SR Suntour, X-Fusion, MRP, Manitou and Fast Suspension

Book a suspension service

I want Drop Suspension Parts To the Shop myself

If you can remove the suspension fork, shock and seatpost from the bike and drop just the component/s into the shop, you do not require and appointment. Just drop by.

If you are not comfortabel removing your frok, shock and/or seatpost from your bike and would like to bring your entire bike or would like other work carried out when getting your suspension serviced, we require an appointment so we can manage time and storage space while your service is carried out.

To make a booking please make a standard workshop booking using the form above.

I want to Post Suspension Parts To Shop

Yes you sure can. If you don't live nearby or you can't find the time to make it into the shop, simply download and fill out the suspension servicing form below and include it when posting your parts into us.

The Bikerack,

Unit , The Hill Centre,

Johnstown Rd,

Co. Dublin,

A96RX66

IRELAND

We use DPDs express postage service for return shipping of all suspension parts.

A flat fee of €15 is charged for anywhere in Ireland.

Please ensure that you include your return shipping address when posting your suspension parts for service. An eircode makes this much easier if you have one.

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Suspension Service Form

Please fill out this form and include it with your suspension part/s when posting your suspension parts for service or if someone else is dropping your parts in on your behalf.

POST SERVICE SET UP PROCEDURE


After your service you will need to correctly inflate your suspension fork or shock and reset your rebound and compression settings.

It is common for suspension settings to change after a service to reflect the improved performance of your suspension component, so we recommend carrying out the following set up procedure after you have received your fork or shock back from servicing.

For Air Shocks:

  1. Refit your shock to the frame & attach your shock pump.
  2. Add 50 psi to the shock and then cycle the rear shock a few times by pushing down on the saddle to compress the shock.
  3. Repeat this process in 50 psi increments until you have reached your desired pressure. You may need to use your body weight to cycle the shock as the air pressure increases.
  4. Confirm correct air pressure by measuring sag.
  5. Adjust rebound and compression settings to your preference.

For Suspension Forks

  1. Refit your fork to your bicycle and attache your shock pump
  2. Add 20 psi to your fork and then cycle the shock by pushing down on the handlebars and then take your weight off the bars, letting the fork return to full travel. Repeat this 2-3 times
  3. Repeat this process in 20 psi increments until you have reached the desired pressure.
  4. Confirm correct air pressure by measuring sag
  5. Adjust rebound and compression adjusters to your preferred settings.

How To Measure SAG

Sag is the portion of your suspension travel that is used by the rider's body weight. Ensuring that you have the correct sag is the first step to ensuring your suspension shock or fork will perform correctly.

Sag is typically measured as a percentage of the overall suspension travel. For example if 40mm of suspension travel is used when the rider stands on the bike and the bike has 120mm of suspension travel, the Sag measurement is 30%.

Too much Sag can cause the bike to use too much travel too quickly and can make the bike feel vague, bouncy and sluggish when pedalling and can cause harsh bottoming out under large compressions and even damage to the frame or suspension components.

Too little sag and the bike can feel overly stiff, unforgiving and harsh over bumps and compression. Running your suspension too hard can also compromise on grip and prevent you from utilising all of your bike's suspension travel.

While the amount of Sag necessary can vary slightly depending on riding style, the bike's kinematics and suspension platform, as a rule-of-thumb forks and shocks should run Sag within a pretty standard window.

Recommended SAG (Suspension Forks): 15-25%

Recommended SAG (Rear Shocks): 23-33%


Instructions

Many modern suspension forks and shocks have have handy SAG indication lines which make setting your SAG a breeze. However the process is equally simple if your fork or shock does not have indication marks.

  1. When off the bike, push the o-ring all the way to the seal. (If your fork or shock does not have an o-ring you can use a ziptie for set up)**.
  2. Gently step onto your bike and move into the standard neutral riding position, standing out of the saddle with your centre of mass over the center of the bike.
  3. Step off the bike gently doing your best not to compress the suspension further.
  4. Measure the amount of suspension used by measuring with a callipers, ruler or measuring tape from the seal to the o-ring
  5. Calculate SAG by dividing the amount of travel used by the total shock or fork stroke. (Example: if you measure 20mm from the seal to the o-ring and you have a 60mm stroke shock. 20mm/60mm = 0.333 or SAG = 33%)

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We offer free shipping on orders over €50 and offer fast and competitive shipping for international customers.