Service Intervals


All bicycles require some sort of maintenance – some more than others. Here are some rough estimates on timeframes for bicycle servicing. All are dependent on how much use a bike gets, and the manner in which it is used, they are to be seen as a guide only:

Mountain bike

Used 1-2 times per week                             General service every 12 months

Used 3-7 times per week                             General service every 6 months

Hybrid or commuting bike

With derailleur gears:

Used 1-2 times per week                             General service every 12 months

Used 3-7 times per week                             General service every 6 months

With internal hub gearing system or single speed system:

Used 1-2 times per week                             General service every 18 months

Used 3-7 times per week                             General service every 12 months

Kids bike or BMX

Single speed kids bike or BMX                    Basic service every 6 months

Geared kids bike                                            General service every 12 months