Ride More, Wait Less: Suspension Service at Freewheel

Proper maintenance is crucial to the performance and longevity of all suspension components. Freewheel offers a state-of-the-art repair shop that is equipped to service all major suspension brands in-house. This means that we can freshen up your suspension in as little as one day, so you can spend more time riding, and less time waiting for service. Our mechanics are constantly expanding their expertise, and are formally trained and certified from Fox, RockShox, 9point8, and UBI. Components from RockShox, Fox, Marzocchi, DVO, Manitou, MRP, and X-Fusion can all be serviced in-house. In most cases, assessment and repair quotes can be made on the spot when you drop off your bike.

Forks should be serviced at a minimum of once per season, depending on ride time and riding conditions. If you are a year round rider this could mean Fall and Spring service. Maintenance ensures long seal and stanchion life, and more dependable compression and rebound functions. Rear shocks have the same recommended service intervals. They are more vulnerable to air leaks and damage to the smaller compression/rebound parts when service intervals are missed which can add up and mean down downtime for you.

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We even offer nitrogen service for Fox rear shocks. This is beneficial for air and coil shocks, as well as specialty Fox shocks such as DRCV and RE:aktiv, found on Trek mountain bikes. Typically you would have to wait 1-4 weeks for your local shop to send the shock to a service centre to be overhauled. Since your shock never leaves our shop, we can guarantee a much faster turnaround regardless to the season; with as quick as 24 hour turnaround.

Dropper seatposts need love too! Seatposts should be serviced once a season to extend seal/stanchion life. Grime build-up on your dropper post can cause trailside failures, leaving you with an uncomfortably low saddle height, or a bobbing saddle leaving you at the back of the pack trying to catch up to your friends.

Our main goal in the service area is to keep you on your bike so we work with you and your schedule to reduce downtime. Come visit us to book an appointment and learn a bit about the service your bike needs to stay in tip top shape and keep you on the trails.

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Empress of the Wrench: Bike Maintenance 101 for Ladies

There’s nothing so freeing as riding a bicycle. The wind in your face, the freedom to roam….until a mechanical problem occurs.

Grab your bike and join other likeminded women on April 7th for a hands-on clinic to learn how to manage and even prevent common bicycling issues.

Topics & skills to include:

  • how to clean & lube the chain
  • how to fix a flat tire
  • how to fix a dropped or broken chain
  • minor derailleur adjustments

Registration is $20. Space is limited so call or drop by the shop to register. (905-628-5126)

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Chain of Knowledge: Drivetrain Maintenance Clinics

 

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On Friday, March 10, 2017 (Women’s Only) 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and Sunday, March 12, 2017 (Co-Ed) 5:00pm – 7:00pm, join us to learn about chains, derailleurs and the mystical machine that is your drivetrain.  We will discuss the common problems encountered when out riding your bicycle and how to minimize the impact.  

This is a hands-on clinic so for $20.00 you will get knowledge in your head and grease under your fingernails.  Don’t forget to bring a bike!

Space is limited so stop by the shop or call to register!  905-628-5126

(Our main focus will be mountain bikes but all disciplines are welcome as the principles are still the same.)

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Fat Bikes and Winter Clothing on Sale!

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Been thinking about a fat bike for yourself? In need of some winter clothing to get you through the rest of the season? From now until they’re gone save $300 on our in stock Trek Farley 5’s (15.5″, 17.5″, and 19.5″ left!). And save up to 20% on in stock Lithos Softshell jackets, Meraj Women’s Softshell jackets, Old Man Winter pants, RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jerseys, and some booties!

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February Cleaning Special!

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FREE CLEANING for the month of February! With any Tune-Up package you get a free bike cleaning. (Valued at $30-$50!)

Given that February is a relatively quiet time of year for the shop. Rather than send home more employees we would rather encourage some early maintenance for your bicycle. If you bring your bike in now, you will beat the spring time rush, and will be ready to ride as soon as the weather is nice!  So come on down and we can help get your bike running in tip top shape!  While you’re here you can check out the deals we have going on bikes and accessories!

Just remember: Friends don’t let friends ride a filthy bicycle.

 

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Rubber Side Down: A Wheelie Good Evening! …Or Two!

Rubber Side Down Bicycle Tire Maintenance Clinic

***The Co-Ed Clinic for Sunday, February 12, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for an update on the reschedule date!***

 

Don’t let a flat tire deflate your confidence. Pump up your knowledge with us!

On Friday, February 10, 2017 (Women’s Only) 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and Sunday, February 12, 2017 (Co-Ed) 5:00pm – 7:00pm, join us for a fun, hands-on event to learn everything you need to get rolling again. We’ll demystify all things wheels; from fixing a flat to checking the spokes & hubs to selecting the appropriate tire for your riding style.

Whether you ride tubes or tubeless or aren’t even sure what that means, this class is for you. All you need is $20.00, your bike and a willingness to get your hands dirty. It’s going to be ‘wheelie’ fun!

Space is limited so call or drop by the shop to register. (905-628-5126)

(Our main focus will be mountain bikes but all disciplines are welcome as the principles are still the same.)

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Spinning Season in Full Swing

Spinning season is back in full swing! Your favourite instructors are back, guiding you through your winter training. We are also excited to welcome our new instructor, Emily, to the crew! If you’ve never tried spinning, now’s your chance! Your first class is free. After that classes may be purchased individually for $13, ten for $110, fifteen for $150 or thirty for $270. Season passes which guarantee clients a bike in two classes per week are also available for $450.

Classes will be running Monday to Thursday (6:45pm-7:45pm), Saturday (9:00am-10:00am), and Sunday (9:00am-11:00am). This year, we have performed lots of awesome renovations around the shop! The spinning area now features more fans to keep you cool while you spin, as well as improved lighting, and audio system configuration.

We are continuing paperless electronic signup. To sign up for your classes, visit the spinning page and select your classes right on the calendar.

 

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Freewheel Feature: 2016 Trek Emonda S 4

Few other road bikes offer the same incredible value as the Trek Emonda S4. This bike is perfect for entry and intermediate road riders who refuse to compromise comfort or performance. The frame is crafted from expertly engineered 300 Series OCLV carbon. This means that you can expect an incredibly comfortable ride, however the frame has been beefed up at key points to optimize power transfer and control.Trek Emonda S 4 Road Bike

The bike is sensibly outfitted with Shimano’s Tiagra components. The shift levers feature Shimano STI shifting, so the motions to shift the gears are the same as Shimano’s higher end components. Tiagra’s performance is unmatched at this price point.

The frame geometry is based on Trek’s H2 fit, meaning that the rider is positioned with a less aggressive posture. This means that you can stay comfortable on those longer rides. Visit us at Freewheel, and we will size you up to the right road bike that fits your needs. Don’t forget to bring your helmet, shoes and favourite riding clothes for your test ride (or you may borrow one of our demo helmets).

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Freewheel Feature: 2016 Trek Precaliber

The Trek Precaliber series of kids’ bicycles make riding fun! Unlike a lot of children’s bikes out there, Precalibers are real mountain bikes, just scaled down for smaller riders. The frames are made of lightweight and durable aluminum. Keeping the weight down on bikes for kids is really important because the riders themselves don’t weigh much. Your kids are much more likely to enjoy riding if their bike is light and easy to whip around.

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Trek kids bikes feature “Dialed” adjustable components. The brake levers can be adjusted for smaller hands, and the cranks have adjustable length. We know it’s hard to fit bikes to growing riders, and these features make it a breeze! 

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Bring your little ones down to Freewheel for a sizing and a test ride. Ask us about our kids’ bike trade-in program, and get up to 50% of your kids’ bike’s value in store credit to apply to their next bike once they have outgrown it*.

*Some conditions apply

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