Class: What’s the deal with disc brakes and tubeless tires?!

RSVP at the bottom of this page! Limited class size.

What’s the deal with disc brakes and tubeless tires?! Lots of new bikes are equipped with disc brakes and are capable of tubeless tire set-up. We’ve noticed a lot of customer anxiety over these newer technologies, and we’re here to demystify these two major advances you’ll find on lots of new bikes released in the past few years.

Join Steve, Sam, and Max for an evening of tech talk. Feel free to bring some snacks or beverages to share.

Class level: newbie to intermediate. This will be a very low-experience level discussion with some demonstrations and a healthy dose of Q&A. If you’ve never ridden tubeless, or are curious how to keep up with tubeless maintenance, have questions about the benefits of disc brakes vs rim brakes, this is the perfect intro.We’ll demonstrate setting up a tubeless tire with sealant, and do a quick tutorial on adjusting disc brakes. If you’re looking for a serious breakdown of metal vs resin pad brake fade on gnarly descents, this isn’t the class for you. Class size limited to 20, please RSVP to save your spot.

Perhaps Cross Never Left


We will be closed this Sunday the 28th for an important landmark in the Chicago cycling scene. After a wonderful summer of road biking, muggy commuting, and mountain biking we are welcoming the arrival of cyclocross season with its unofficial #crossishere race Relay Cross this Sunday (8/28/16) in Jackson Park! There are still a few weeks before the Chicago Cross Cup kicks into full swing but Relay Cross is an absolute blast and a fun way to shake off the cobwebs of this particular racing discipline with the help of a teammate.

We will be CLOSED ON SUNDAYS from now until March.

8/28- Relay Cross

9/11- LaBagh Woods CX

10/2- Hopkins Park CX (We throw this one!)

Thank you guys! If you have any questions about cyclocross, racing, or how to get started please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Gravel Metric 2016


This Sunday, May 29th, please join AXLETREE for the 2016 Gravel Metric. Gravel Metric is a 100 kilometer ride on some of DeKalb County’s finest gravel and B roads. Riders are encouraged to show up between 7:30 and 8:30 am; the ride will leave from 6805 Leland Road, Waterman, Illinois at 9:00 am sharp. Please bring a signed event waiver with you and PLENTY OF WATER, as there will not be water available at the event start and finish. When you arrive, we will have people to help pack cars in for parking purposes.


Full event details can be found here, and the Facebook event is here.


See you Sunday!