Every season brings new changes to and applications of many different technologies.
Our Service staff continuously uses a combination of periodic training classes, technical updates from bicycle and component manufacturers, and other sources of ongoing education to maintain current awareness of all the applicable bicycling technologies.
Using and understanding these technologies and how they can best work together is an important goal of our Service Department.
Our Service staff can identify problems and sometimes prevent others simply through their deep knowledge of the interaction of different types of components and technologies working together.
Bicycles and their underlying technologies have changed over the years. As more advanced types of materials and components are used, the old “fix it yourself” tools and techniques people are familiar with from twenty years ago don’t always work.
Prescott Valley Bike Works is constantly upgrading and buying the correct tools to service and install these new technologies. In some cases, without these special tools, you can actually damage your frame, components, or yourself.
Our Service staff is trained in the use of these tools ranging from complex frame prepping and alignment tools to those used for basic adjustments.
Our staff can help you understand the technologies used in your bicycle.
Prescott Valley Bike Works has qualified mechanics who can help discuss the problems and choices you have when considering all the maintenance and repair issues associated with bicycle ownership.
The service staff at Prescott Valley Bike Works is very experienced.
This means that you can have the confidence that your bicycle will be repaired, maintained, and tuned by people who know the appropriate application for your specific cycling style.
Bike frames. Bikes primarily come in four materials: aluminum, carbon, titanium and steel.
Aluminum is an economical, lightweight frame, but it can feel unforgiving on rough roads.
Carbon frames are very light and strong, providing a smoother ride, but they tend to be expensive.
Titanium is also very light and strong, but pricey, as well.
Steel frames are relatively inexpensive, but much heavier than the other kinds.
If you’re happy with your current bike, stick with it. But if you’re not comfortable on it or it’s just too old, take time to test ride a variety of frame styles and materials before buying.