Always look on the Bike Side of life

Welcome to The Bike Side, a family run business in West Sussex. Although we are a newly established business, Tom the director and chief mechanic has been working with bikes in the retail industry for over 20 years now and is Cytech Approved mechanic and has an eye for detail and a passion for customer service.  

We offer FREE collection and delivery on all bikes across West Sussex. 




Here at The Bike Side, we have three levels of servicing for you and all prices are inclusive of collection & delivery.  Whether we collect the bike or not, we start with a FREE safety inspection!  We go over the entire bike and advise you how much or how little work/parts are required.  You then get to decide how much you want to spend.  If at this point you decide not to proceed with any work, that's fine we won't charge you anything at all (if we have collected the bike, we will still drop it back, with no charge). 

The Standard £50 (excluding parts)

We clean the bike first and carry out a thorough visual inspection, checking for any worn/damaged parts and signs of stress in the frame.  The brakes and gears are checked for alignment and any cables or brakes pads replaced as necessary. Every nut and bolt is checked for tightness, tyre pressures are checked and the seat post greased. 

The bike is then test ridden making sure it's perfect and ready to be returned to you.

We recommend this service to be carried out every12-18 months for the recreational rider and every 6-9 months for the hardened/daily rider!

The Dirty Bertie £75 (excluding parts)

This service is for bikes that require a Standard service but are also suffering from very dirty and greasy parts!  We remove the entire drive chain system and thoroughly clean them in our eco friendly parts washer, giving them longer happier life!


The Holy Grail £130 (excluding parts) 

A complete overhaul of your bike.  With this service we do everything as per the standard service....but then go the extra mile!!  The drive chain (chain and cogs) is removed and cleaned with eco friendly de-greasers and the bike stripped down to allow a deep clean of all areas.  Brake surfaces are cleaned and inspected for wear, hubs, bottom bracket and headset stripped down and checked for signs of wear and re greased where possible (lots of these parts have sealed bearings these days and they are designed to simply be replaced when worn).  Pivots and bushes on full suspension bikes are removed and cleaned and any parts are replaced as necessary. 


Once the bike is lovingly put back together, it is then test ridden and polished before handing it back.

We recommend this service to be carried out every 12-18 months for those riding daily/week in week out.....or for those who quite literally cannot remember when their bike was last serviced!!

Fancy Pants Bits 


Click here for details of servicing on ROCK SHOX, Fox and Marzocchi suspension units.

E Bikes 

Here at The Bike Side, no bike is left out and that includes E Bikes.  E Bike servicing can be carried out as above.  Where work needs to be carried out by the manufacturer, we can arrange this for you. 

New Toy Build & PDI £45.00

Buying a new bicycle online is becoming more and more popular these days, we all have budgets to keep to after all! But beware!!  Bikes that are not assembled by a qualified cycle mechanic will NOT carry the full manufacturers warranty. 


We offer a full build and PDI service that will make sure you get the most from your new bike and make sure you can benefit from the cover of warranties. 

Or maybe you just need a tune up?


Gear service                                     £20

Brake service                                   £20

Brake Bleed                                      £25

Puncture repair                                  £15

True (straighten) wheels                 £25 (plus any spokes needed)

Rear mech hanger replacement    £20 (not including hanger)

Bar tape fitting                                 £15 (not including tape)


Whatever service we carry out, we apply our customer focused passion and no bike is overlooked!  You will also get a full hand over of what work we have carried out, what we recommend for the future and the very best way to look after your bike to get the most out of it. 

All our work is covered by our guarantee, please click here for more info.