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    Downtown or North Asheville bike shop recommendations for full suspension service

    I've only lived in Asheville for about a month and am hoping to get good bike mechanic recommendations for having my full suspension bike (& road bike) serviced. Don't want to assume that since there are tons of mtn bikers around here, all shops are "good". I used to work in a bike shop so am kinda picky.

    No shop bad-mouthing, please, thank you. Just recommendations based on your own experiences.

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    Downtown or North Asheville bike shop recommendations for full suspension servi

    Chainheart or Youngbloods.

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    thank you!

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    I'm very partial to Chainheart.

    I have no experience with the current mechanics at Youngblood or Ski Country. Both, however, have ownership that is quite dedicated to customer service.

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    thanks mike

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    I've had nothing but great experience with Randy who just moved over to ProBikes in West Asheville. He's a good guy and a great mechanic (and a good friend, truth be told).
    ​mountain biking is fun.

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    Do you just need the rear shock serviced? If you have any inkling of mechanical inclination skip the middle man and take the shock off and take it directly to suspension experts. That's all most these shops are going to do, especially if it is the rear and a Fox.
    Sent via my heady vibes from the heart of Pisgahstan

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    .skip the middle man and take the shock off and take it directly to suspension experts. That's all most these shops are going to do, especially if it is the rear and a Fox. .
    Unless it has a Brain (Specialized).
    Pisgah Area SORBA

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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    Unless it has a Brain (Specialized).
    I think it is pretty funny that shocks have a brain considering many cyclists do not.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Well then you can take it off and take it to a specialized dealer and wait about 3 months

    Or just sell your bike and get one that doesn't use a proprietary part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    Well then you can take it off and take it to a specialized dealer and wait about 3 months

    Or just sell your bike and get one that doesn't use a proprietary part.
    Now that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I think it is pretty funny that shocks have a brain considering many cyclists do not.
    but they have smart phone.....

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    My smart phone often outsmarts me.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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