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Bike Shop

The Bike Shop, inside the Outdoor Center at TRECS, is open to all current students, graduate/professional students, and faculty/staff with RecSports memberships. During our business hours (Mon. – Fri., 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) bring your bike through the TRECS loading dock on UT Drive.

Learn how to fix and maintain your bike for free from our trained bike mechanics*. For those that want to let our trained mechanics fix their bikes, you can choose from our service menu below.

*Note: When learning to fix your own bike (for free) you must perform the repair yourself.

Service Cost Approx. Time (mins)
Tune Up $6 30
Tube Change (1) $7 15
Tube Change (2) $11 15
Brake Alignment $3 15
Disk Brake De-Squeal $3 15
Front Brake (Cable & Housing) $7 10
Rear Brake (Cable & Housing) $9 10
Front & Rear Brakes (Cable & Housing) $13 15
Brake Pad Replacement (Rim) $7 10
Brake Pad Replacement (Disc) $23 10
Shifter Cable (1) $5 15
Shifter Housing (3-5 ft.) $8 15
Wheel True $3 15
Wheel True w/ Spoke $3+$4/spoke 15
Single Speed Chain Replacement $13 15
6-8 Speed Chain Replacement $13 15
9 Speed Chain Replacement $18 15
10 Speed Chain Replacement $28 15

The Bike Shop offers short and long-term rentals. To check equipment availability and sizing, call 865-974-9749.

Approximately 50 bikes per semester are available for semester-long rental. Summer semester rentals will begin June 1st. 

Semester-long rentals are in high demand. If you are interested, look for announcements near the beginning of each semester about rental sign-up dates.

However, rentals may become available throughout the semester, so check back with us at any time of the year.

Long-Term Rental

3-Speed Commuter bike  —     $50/Semester($25/summer)**

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FAQ for Long-Term Bike Rentals

The perfect bike for getting around campus! Three-speed internal gearing is low maintenance and allows shifting from a standstill. Bikes come with full-length fenders, U-lock, helmet, and a bell. Sign up to reserve your spot in the raffle drawing for these bikes at the beginning of the semester.

**Faculty/staff with RecSports memberships are required to pay an addition $15 for long-term rental (total cost $65/semester)

Short Term Rentals

Mountain bike  —      $12/day; $20/weekend

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26″ and 29″ hardtails with 3×9 gearing, hydraulic disc brakes, and knobby tires ready to gobble up mile after mile of singletrack…

Road bike  —          $12/day; $20/weekend

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Satisfy your need for speed with one of our drop-bar road bikes. Skinny tires keep rolling resistance to a minimum, allowing you to rack up the miles on some of Knoxville’s finest roads.

*The Bike Shop does not buy or sell bikes. If you would like to purchase or sell a bike, please support one on Knoxville’s many friendly local bike shops.

We only sell the parts listed below. Buy your bigger accessories and major components from a local shop.

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Part Name Cost
Tube $4
Patch Kit $2
Cable (each) $2
Housing (per foot) $1
1–8-Speed Chain $10
9-Speed Chain $15
10-Speed Chain $25
Rim Brake Pads (pair) $4
Tire Lever $1
Handlebar Grips $10
Handlebar Tape $10
Spoke & Nipple $1
Rim Tape (each) $3
Road Tires $20
Crossover Tires $20
Cassette Sprocket $20
Disk Brake Pads $20

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