Learn how to true bike wheels

  • Date
    Sunday, 29 March, 2020
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 01:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Edmonton Downtown
    11904 104 Ave NW
    Edmonton Downtown, AB



As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 


Get rid of wheel wobbles. With a little patience and the skills you’ll learn in this advanced clinic, you can find out how to true your wheels. Covers all the steps for truing, plus lots about spokes, the unsung hero of your bike.

Skill level: advanced

Format: hands-on, small group class



· Why you need to true your wheels

· How the 3 aspects of wheel trueness (lateral, radial, dishing) affect the bike

· Why it’s important to properly adjust your hub when you’re truing wheels

· Steps to take for truing a wheel

· How to destress a wheel and avoid spoke wind-up

· What tools you need to do the job

· When you need to take your bike to the shop for service


Important notes

We highly recommend taking the beginner bike repair and maintenance clinics at MEC before this class.

This is a hands-on clinic, so wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit of bike grease on.

Please leave your bike at home. You can practice your new skills on it later. We’ll provide demo materials and gear in class.


Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our more advanced bike clinics are taught by experienced MEC bike mechanics, who are ready to answer any of your questions.