Adelaide Mountain Bike Maintenance Course
We often get asked various things about mountain bike set up and maintenance on our skills days, so thought it about time we ran our own MTB maintenance course.
Unlike other maintenance courses out there, this is MTB specific, and we will share with you not only how to look after your MTB, but also a load of tricks and ways to ‘get home’ too when disaster strikes miles from home, and other things we have picked up from our years of running trips around the world, and maintaining our fleet of bikes. All welcome – just don’t turn up with a roadie.
Price:$99 - Never pay to service your bike again
When:NEW FORMAT TO START SOON.
Group Size:Max size 5 per instructor - get hands-on training
Course Location:The Escapegoat Shed, Eden Hills
So, What's Included?
Tools and equipment, both in the workshop and on the trails, bike safety checks, and problem prevention, cleaning and keeping your bike ride ready, tuning gears, changing cables, and repairing chains, basic hydraulic brake maintenance (changing pads, resetting calipers and lever adjustment), basic wheel and tyre repairs and puncture prevention, including tubeless tricks and top ‘get you home’ tricks for on-trail disasters
Learn From Our 8 Years+ Worth Of Experience
The course runs from 10am until around 3pm, and whilst we have core components to cover, we will try our best to answer everyone’s questions.
With the course limited to 5 people, you will get plenty of time to ask your own questions, and hopefully do some work on your own bike if needed, in as relaxed an environment as possible. We will be based in the Escapegoat workshed, but will also look at tricks and ‘fix-me-ups’ to perform out on the trails.
The course is aimed at riders keen to learn a little more about there bikes, save money on basic bike services, and learn how to get the best out of their bikes- however we won’t be dismantling and servicing suspension forks, or welding frames. We guarantee the course will pay for itself quickly in saved bike shop visits. We recommend you bring your own MTB along to work on. Workshop tools will be available for use, as will a few workstands. For more info email us at email@example.com
Over the last 8 years we’ve gained a bucket load of experience and learnt a lot of tricks keeping mountain bikes running and on the trails, so we thought we’d share them! We have had to keep our fleet of mtbs running and well maintained both in our workshop and on our tours, often without the comfort of extensive tools.
We’ve also worked as sole maintenance support on 2 week trips for 200 riders along the Mawson working on all types of bikes, so we have seen a lot, and have learnt a lot of tricks. We have also spent the last few years running various bike maintenance courses for other organisations, so we thought it was about time we did it ourselves.
The Escapegoat Difference
With over 4000 happy guests, we know how to make sure you have a great time.
We specialise in small group experiences– you won’t find yourself in a group with 20 others.
We have been operating since 2008 and are the only business operating with an British Cycling level 3 MTB leader qualified instructor- this is a significant qualification, and not just a 2 day course to teach school kids to ride bikes.
We are a fully accredited tourism business and a licensed tour operator, and are the only commercial tour operator currently licensed by DEWNR to operate MTB tours in their Adelaide National Parks. We are also a licensed Passenger Transport business.
We have top-quality high end equipment and are supported by Norco bikes so you can be sure you will be riding great bikes- our hire bikes are high end bikes, and are almost all brand new models.
Ian is a qualified skills coach- not just able to ride well, we are trained to TEACH. Just because someone is a good rider it does not necessarily make them a good teacher. He is also qualified to teach MTBA skills instructors.
We received the “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor based on our continued 5* ratings and reviews for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, and consistently voted the best outdoor activity in SA!
Excellent tour guide. Great seeing the koalas in their natural habitat.
Ian my guide was great. Showed me around some very nice single trails at Fox Creek. Excellent value!!!