Drivetrain and Brakes
Bicycle drivetrain and brake components consist of shifters, cogs (gears), chains, derailleurs, brakes and brake levers. Components are specific to types of bicycles, e.g., road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, BMX bikes, tandems and recumbent bikes, etc. Higher quality components are lighter, last longer and ultimately perform better. Choosing the right parts can dramatically increase your riding enjoyment and help you to reach your riding goals. Whether you are doing a custom build or making repairs to your existing bike, we stock (or can special order) parts for every level of cyclist and have expert mechanics to install and tune them properly.
Brands We Carry: Avid, Campagnolo, Cane Creek, Shimano, SRAM, Surly, Tektro.
Many technological advancements have been made in both road and mountain bike fork design and manufacturing. A performance road fork can shave weight from your bike, improve handling and soften road shocks. Suspension mountain bike forks can greatly improve your traction, handling and riding enjoyment. There are many choices of suspension forks with variations in travel, damping, spring weights and adjustments for cross country, free-ride, street and downhill riding styles. Our service department is professionally trained in all aspects of installing and overhauling most types of forks and rear suspension systems.
Brands We Carry: Alpha Q, Fox, Marzocchi, Reynolds.
Pedals are one of the most important connections you have to your bike. Your choice of pedals can make a big difference in how you ride and how your bike performs. Pedals mainly fall into two categories: Clipless and Platform. Clipless pedals have a special mechanism that attaches your foot to the pedal using a special cleat mounted to the bottom of your cycling specific shoe. This type of pedal creates a very efficient connection between you and your bike. Platform pedals make stepping off the pedals for balance or maneuvering easy and smooth. They are a great choice for BMX, freeriding, downhill, dirt jumping and beginner riders who may want to put a foot down often or very quickly.
Brands We Carry: CyclePro, Dimension, Look, Shimano, Specialized, Speedplay, Time, Trek.
Nearly every person needs a different saddle to be truly comfortable on their bike, and here at Wheelworks we nearly have them all! From the most basic replacement saddle to the latest and greatest carbon masterpiece we have a saddle for every rider and every type of bike, including mountain, road, hybrid and tri bikes. Many saddles come in different widths to accommodate different body types, and many saddles offer a comfort guarantee.
Brands We Carry: Bontrager, Brooks, Fizik, Selle Italia, Selle San Marco, Serfas, Specialized, Terry, WTB.
The Headset is the component on a bicycle which provides a rotatable interface between the bicycle fork and the bicycle frame itself. It is the single area on your bike where the most shock is experienced by the smallest amount of surface. The benefits of equipping your bike with a well engineered, quality headset are saving time and money as well as improving handling and your riding enjoyment.
Brands We Carry: Campagnolo, Cane Creek, Chris King, FSA.
Handlebars, Stems, and Seatposts
Handlebars, Stems and Seatposts are important components for determining fit and comfort to your bicycle. Handlebars come in many sizes, shapes and curves to accommodate your riding style and comfort. Stems come in a variety of lengths and rise (the angle) and are easily swapped to give you the perfect reach, or extension, to your handlebars. Seatposts are available in various lengths, materials and seat tube diameters to suit most bicycles and riders. Suspension seatposts incorporate suspension technologies to improve comfort and support.
Brands We Carry: Bontrager, Deda Elementi, Dimension, Easton, Kalloy, Modolo, Profile Design, Ritchey, Salsa, Specialized, Stella Azzurra, Thomson, Zipp.
Handlebar Tape and Grips
Tape for drop style handlebars (for road and track bikes) provide grip and comfort and come in a variety of colors, patterns and materials. Grips are primarily made of firm or soft molded rubber and are used for comfort and to keep from slipping off the ends of upright handlebars.
Brands We Carry: Cinelli, Fizik, Odi, Oury, Serfas, Specialized, Stella Azzurra.