Portlanders are incredibly tough on bikes, so we assemble ours with extra time and care to ensure its parts are working as well and as long as possible. Every bike we sell has extra lubricant on each cable and pivot point, and extra grease injected into the headset and hub bearings to protect them from the rain. We increase spoke tension on the wheels so they'll withstand the abuse of daily commutes and "unimproved" roads. We face disc rotor mounts to make sure your brakes are hitting just right and not wearing the pads unevenly. And on steel frames and forks (our specialty), we align the dropouts to ensure your wheels are tracking straight.