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Your path to concierge bike service and personalized adventures
The Alternate Route was created to to look after your bike, share our favorite places to ride, and help you find the gear you need. To serve our neighbor's desire for adventure and to go a different way. We offer appointment based service to riders in the NH Seacoast region and surrounding areas.
The Quick Tune/ Monthly service slot is perfect for bikes in functional shape in need of some interim service. If you're riding 3 or more days a week, your bike needs periodic service. You'll get a drive and brake adjust, wear check, BB, hubs and headset check and adjust, light clean and lube. We can cover tire and tube installs, new chain and cassette installs here as well. Pricing excludes parts.
There are so many individual needs and special requests, we have found the most fair approach is to simply charge by the hour. Perfect for when you aren't sure what you need as well. The Alternate Route hourly rate is $75. We want you back, so we'll be as efficient as can be, but with a focus of getting it done right. Price excludes parts and accessories.
Your bike will be taken down to the frame, cleaned, bearings serviced, and then rebuilt. Wheels trued. Here we recommend new cables and housing for mechanical brakes and shifting, new brake pads, and bar tape or grips. Parts are an extra charge, so we will review with you what you may need.
Pro's get their bike washed every day, shouldn't you treat your bike to the same care once in a while? We use only Pedro's Earth friendly bike care products and deliver a gleaming steed back to you, clean and ready to ride. Add this to any service package
Logging the miles and can't find the time to keep your rig running right? Book a season service bundle, and we'll look after your bike with pro level care. This six month service bundle saves time and money.
- Tune up & Pro Bike Wash at your first appointment including a fresh spare tube and bar tape
- Monthly tune / Pro bike wash service at specified times you select
- 2 free emergency services (because $h*t happens). A quick turn service, usually 24h or less, up to 1hr each, free. Parts extra.
$800 value for just $575
We love to build bikes, and we've got a few levels of service to help.
- Shipped bike rebuild your bike from a trip or shipment out of your bike case or box. Build and safety check: $50
- New bike in a box. If you get a new or "new to you bike" that you need built, we do it right assembled with proper torque settings, lubed and tuned: $125
Build up your new frame. It's your new baby, and we will take the time and care to get it right. Starting at $150.
With a big focus on mixed surface and gravel, The Alt Route is here to support our riding community in a new and personalized way. We are here to listen, suggest and provide you with service, supplies, and advice you need to explore all of the great riding our region has to offer.
"I cut my teeth in the service bays of bike shops. Moving up into the industry working for Specialized Bicycles in their early days. It was there I had my first exposure to elite racing service at the 1986 Coors Classic, and I never looked back. From the Tour de France and Olympic games, to the spring classics, to the Cyclo-cross, and MTB World Championship to the Tour of Beijing, and the Tour of California, to countless fondos and charity rides, I've been lucky to be at the service of athletes for decades. In spite of all of those places, the greatest satisfaction comes from keeping riders like you and me rolling when we need it the most." - Alt Route Founder - Christopher Zigmont
Allow us to bring what we've learned from professional cycling and working for leading manufacturers to make your next ride a little bit better. Our work is guaranteed.
Coming soon - Our Granite Spate "G&T"(gravel and tarmac) ride routes will be collected and curated here for you to easily download and add to your ride computer to help you enjoy all of the mixed surface and ancient roads we are lucky to ride every day.