Pitcrew Bikes Servicing

Bicycle Servicing

Thank you for visiting the Pitcrew Bikes servicing page.


We are not currently taking in service work except for bike purchased from Pitcrew and our workshop will be closed for 3 months from 20/05/24.

We may be able to fit in a few small jobs so we welcome your enquiry. Please call or email us discuss your requirements or check our FAQ section below.

Pitcrew Bikes North Shore - Ph. 09 600 3095  E. workshop@pitcrew.nz
12b Ashfield Rd, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Bike Servicing FAQs

How often you service your bike depends on the bike, how often you ride and where you ride it.

On new bikes purchased from us we do a compulsory free service after 4-6 weeks to make sure you bike is still running at it's best.

If you are mountain biking regularly in rough and muddy conditions then your bike may need a check over once every 2-3 months.

If you only ride occasionally and in mud and dust free conditions then once every 6-8 months may be fine.

We highly recommend bringing you bike in to be checked if the gears or brakes are not working properly, if there are unusual noises or if you have had a crash.

It's better to be safe than sorry and often one damaged or out of tune part can lead to damage or wear on other parts.

Regardless of when your bike is serviced you should check over the bike and make sure everything is as it should be and tyre pressures are correct before every ride.

We endeavor to get all service work completed as quickly as possible.

This however depends on our current workload, the amount of work required and the availability of parts.

Bring your bike into one of our stores for assessment and our team will give you our best estimate as to how long it is going to take or contact us to see what our current work load is like

See our service options at the top of the page.

Additional work and parts charged on a case by case basis.

Bring your bike into one of our stores and our team will asses your bike and give you an estimate on the job before proceeding.

World wide demand for bikes and bike parts is at an all time high and there are still shipping issues.

We carry as much stock of standard parts as we can however there are still gaps in availability.

If there is any particular bit you need feel free to contact us.

We service most major brands however we generally do not accept bikes that are of too low a quality or excessively worn out.

If we are servicing a bike we have to make sure it is safe for you to ride and often the cost or possibility of repairing a cheap bike, or one that is particularly worn out, to a safe enough standard far exceeds the cost of replacement.

We service all major brands of eBike however due to safety and quality concerns we do not do ANY work on hub drive bikes, bikes with throttles or folding eBikes from any manufacturer.

While there are hub drive, throttled and folding bikes that are of good quality it just not something we are prepared to make a call on.

In order to properly service your bike it needs to be clean.

We are happy to do it for you however additional charges may apply if it is particularly dirty.

Click here to see our bike cleaning guide.

Tyre pressures vary between bikes and the pressure range will be written on the sidewall of your tyre.

The pressures will show a range i.e. 30-45psi or 80-120psi

For lighter riders, to get a more comfortable ride or have more tyre compliance on rougher terrain (i.e over tree roots or rocks) you can run in the lower pressure range, however your bike will often be slightly harder to pedal and have a higher risk of punctures.

For heavier riders, to roll faster or have better puncture protection you can run in the higher ranger however the ride will not be as comfortable and you may not have as much tread compliance on rough terrain i.e over tree roots or rocks.

As a very rough idea often bikes will have the following pressures ranges:
Mountain Bikes with tubes 30-45psi
Mountain Bikes tubeless 25-35psi
Kids Bikes 35-45psi
Road Bikes 80-120psi
Touring & City Bikes 45-65psi

As a very rough rule after 2-3 rides, after your chain gets wet or dirty.

Only apply proper bicycle chain lubes to a clean, dry chain.

Click here for more detailed information

As a general rule mountain bike forks, shocks (and dropper seat posts) should have a basic service (lowers or aircan) every 50hrs of riding and a full service every 100hrs of riding.

Check with the suspension manufacture guidelines for your specific suspension setup. Click here for our basic bike setup guide

Make sure your suspension pressures or spring rates are set correctly for your body weight and riding conditions.

Bring your bike in for servicing immediately to prevent harm to yourself or further damage to your bike if you notice any of the following:
Loss of air pressure from your forks, shock or dropper.
Leaking fluids from your forks, shock or dropper.
Obvious signs of damage to the seals or stanchions.
If your suspension is not operating correctly.

Clean your suspension after every ride and we highly recommend using Muc-Off Silicone shine on your suspension to reduce stiction, keep stanchions clean and help protect them. Click here to see our cleaning guide.

We service some suspension items in house and send some to NZ manufacturer repair agents depending on the unit and what work is required. Contact our service team for pricing.

The best bike not setup properly for the rider will often perform worse than or be more uncomfortable than a cheap bike.

We won't let a new bike leave the shop without having a free basic setup for the rider.

We also offer free bike setup to all customers even if you didn't buy your bike from us..

The basic setup includes saddle height, handle bar, brake level and gear shifter positioning, suspension setup and tyre pressures.

Use the contact form above to book your basic bike setup.

Or click here to check out our DIY bike setup guide.

Please note we prominently do mountain bikes, kids bikes, BMX, adventure, city and commuter bikes. We can do very basic road bike setups but recommend visiting a road bike specialist for more detailed setups of your road or tri bikes.

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