Colorado Ski Tunes' experienced technicians–all snowboarding and skiing enthusiasts–are well versed in both minor repairs and major overhauls for winter sports equipment. The staff also displays a determined dedication to the environment, filling all of their delivery vehicles’ gas tanks with vegetable oil, which greatly reduces toxic emissions while increasing cravings for french fries.
Serving the Denver area since 1955, Westside Cycling’s skilled staff channels its passion for bicycles to provide loving care and maintenance services for every bike that rolls on in. The complete checkover service cleanses bikes battered by winter's rages and playful bicycle-bonding mud fights with a potent pressure washing that swiftly slides debris off the frame and components. Gears shift seamlessly to ensure hill-escalating ease after a derailleur adjustment and derailleur hanger truing, and antelopes standing in roads become easier to avoid after a complete brake adjustment. Hub, headset, and bottom-bracket adjustments keep each cyclist steering, pedaling, and rolling with enough celerity to outpace rival equestrians. Truing experts tweak troublesome spokes to straighten wobbly wheels, and each moving part receives a healthy coat of bike grease to keep it running smoothly and with a minimum of whiny screeches.
The mechanics behind the service counter at Jinji Cycles pride themselves on top-notch bicycle maintenance and repair for cyclists of all stripes. Rather than prescribing one-size-fits-all solutions for every bike that comes wheeling through the door, Jinji adheres to an hourly policy for all maintenance. This approach ensures that each cycle receives the proper attention it needs and none that it doesn’t, preventing wastes of time and resources on wheels that don’t need truing or handlebar ribbons that don’t need combing. Those looking for a new bike can consult the mechanics for assistance; the showroom’s racks house models by revered brands such as Felt, Handsome Cycle Co., and Argon 18.
At Mojo Wheels, people soup up their steel stallions with high-performance mountain-bike equipment and garb themselves with protective gear and clothing in brands such as Fox, Hadley, and Atomlab. Alert oncoming sherpas or feral theater ushers to your approach with the Blackburn Light Voyageur 2.0 ($16.99) or replace worn brakes with a fresh set of BrakeAuth Disc Brake Pads ($18.99–$29.99). The on-site staff also services sickly cycles—building wheels, assembling custom bikes, and mentoring suspensions. Mojo Wheels sponsors a 60-person racing team that competes in races across the continent.
Former professional motorcycle racer and 20-year veteran street rider Jason Curdy dedicates his company, Full Throttle Riding Academy—a state-sponsored school and recognized training provider of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation—to teaching motorcyclists to ride safely and respect the road. Starting with the two-day Basic Rider Course, students learn to safely maneuver their vehicles on an off-street range and study riding regulations within the classroom. By the end of the course, they’ll have the knowledge and command of their bikes necessary to start riding. Riders can also brush up on their street skills in the half-day Experienced Rider Course, which incorporates more advanced riding techniques, showing them how to optimize lane position and how not to read a book at the wheel.
Ascent Cycling is a community-focused bike shop dedicated to serving every aspect of cyclists' needs. Check up on your bi-wheeled pal after a long, rough summer with a sport tune safety overhaul. Each service session begins with a full adjustment of the drive train and brakes, ensuring chains are freed of lodged tumbleweeds and impervious to attacks from microscopic chainsaws. The skilled staff will then spot-true wheel sets so that Sunday rides and sprints across troll-guarded bridges are dependably smooth. Momentum retention and pedal-pumping efficiency will be bolstered by a safety check, while a frame wipe-down will add glistening shine to each ride.