Drop-in Repairs

Drop In

It’s happened to most us. Your bike has been running faultlessly all year, you’ve planned your road trip to the trails in minute detail and you’ve even remembered your SPD shoes (you’d be amazed at how many don’t!!).

It’s a perfect crisp winters day with not a cloud in the sky as you excitedly gear up in the car park, your buddies impatiently pulling wheelie’s and bunny hops around you. Finally, you mount your ever trusty steed and BANG!! There goes your chain. Or your rear mech. Or your brakes are seized. Or your previously immaculate shifting is suddenly as accurate as a weather forecast. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

It’s usually ALWAYS something you’re not prepared for. I once drove 100+ miles to ride Kirroughtree, only for my seat clamp to suddenly snap in half 5 minutes into the ride! Of course, being a mechanic I had a spare stash of clamps in my Camelbak. NOT!!

If this type of thing does happen to you here at Glentress, we mechanics will do our utmost to ensure your journey isn’t a wasted one. With weekends naturally the busiest time of week, we leave our workshop diary clear every Saturday & Sunday to offer a drop-in repair service between 10am and 2pm. We have 3 fully CyTech qualified mechanics on duty most weekends and will take on pretty much any repairs, big or small.

Obviously, with so many riders here you’re unlikely to be the only one with a mechanical and while we operate the drop-in service on a first come first served basis, we will always endeavour to get you riding as quickly as possible.

Our repair charges are set at a very favourable rate and for minor tweaks we often waive the fee and encourage you to buy more cake at the cafe instead!

So next time you have an unexpected mechanical here at Glentress, pop in to the workshop at Hub Bike and we’ll do our best to get you out on the trails quick smart (we won’t bite unless you ask us to), thus avoiding sulky silences from your mates on the long journey home!