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September News at Flat Tire

Hello Fall! One of the best times of year for riding in Western PA. Keeping your bike in tip-top shape is key to enjoying that perfect day out riding. For those of us who haven’t been virtuosos with bike maintenance this summer we will be offering some fall service specials. Beat the rush and let us help you clear out the cocktail of sweat, sand, mud and grime that collects your chains, derailleurs, pivot points, and shock mounts.

How Often Should I Service My Bike?

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It really depends on how often you ride. For the weekend warrior, once every three to four months is about right. As for what we need to do to the bike, it all depends on the condition of it. Don’t forget to take advantage of your first FREE standard tune up if you bought your bike at Flat Tire Co. This helps us gauge your riding and make recommendations for future service dates.

We will first look at the drive train for wear and tear. That’s the chain, cassette, derailleurs and crank. It’s the key part that moves the bike. Following that, we inspect brakes, cables and the suspension for any fluid leaks.

Mention this blog and save $10 on labor + 10% on parts for any check up or tune package.

TAKE ADVANTAGE THIS SEPTEMBER

  • FORK UPGRADES - 10% OFF INTERNALS OR A NEW FORK

  • SUSPENSION TUNING AND SET UP - FREE HELP

  • DRIVE TRAIN UPGRADES- 10% OFF

  • WHEEL SETS- 10% CUSTOM BUILDS OR COMPLETES

TUNE PACKAGES

SAFETY CHECK: $40

This service is for those who are just looking to make sure their bike is good to go for their next big ride. We will make sure everything is lubricated, adjusted, and all bolts are proper torque.

STANDARD TUNE: $60 (45 min)

This service includes lubrication, cleaning, adjustment of shifters, brakes, minor truing/tensioning of wheels, and checking all bolts for proper torque.

ADVANCED TUNE: $75

This service includes everything from our standard tune plus cleaning of components in our industrial parts washer.

OVERHAULS: Hourly

Intended for bikes that require special attention to their drive train, wheels, crank bearings, suspension service, brake bleeds, pivot bearing service, etc. Typically overhauls call for two to three hours of labor depending on the depth of the project. Stop by today for a free estimate.


OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW

Please visit our rough inventory page. We have leftover models marked at 30% but they are going fast! Hit us up today for questions. We also have some brand new 2020 models in stock from Kona and Santa Cruz. Stop by today to see more!


SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES

WEEKLY EVENTS

  • Thursday Road + Rail Trail - Thursday’s at 6pm from the shop. All levels welcome.

  • Saturday morning Dad Bod MTB Ride - 8am Beginner Mountain Bike Ride from shop. All levels welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • UCI World Cup Show Shoe: 9/6 - 9/8

  • Adventure Night Ride: Friday 9/13 - 7pm from the shop.

  • Free Cyclocross Clinic: Saturday 9/28 - 5pm from Lynch Field in Greensburg.