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Got Neutral Race Support?

Neutral race support is one of the top things that race promoters can do to enhance their event.  Pro riders want support, wheel changes, consulting, repairs ... the list just goes on and on.  That's why we here at Merlyn Mechanics offers one of the oldest and most trusted services in the industry.

With over 30 years experience in the cycling industry and specialists in neutral support for bicycle racing since 1988 and a resume that touts experience as a bicycle mechanic since 1982, Merlyn Mechanics has provided neutral support for over 1,000 national and international races and represented companies such as Mavic, Shimano, Pedro’s, Campagnolo and SRAM NRS.  Recognized in the industry as the man who “gets things done,” Merlyn Mechanics is also the originator of neutral support for cyclo-cross worldwide according to the Union of Cyclists International (UCI).  We have served as a mechanic/team manager for over 20 teams worldwide (including the Dansko Woman's Pro Team, Australian National Team, the U.S. National Team, the Japanese National Team and the MG X-Power Cycling Team) and served as head mechanic for the Odyssey 2000 cycling tour, a one-year, world wide cycling expedition that encompassed 45 countries on six continents with 250 riders.

If you are a promoter or are in need of neutral support for an upcoming race, please contact us:



So You Like Bikes? So Do We!

Merlyn Mechanics is an on-line retail bicycle shop specializing in custom built wheels of our own design, wheel parts and resources for the professional race mechanic. We also teach on-site and web based mechanic classes presented by a USA Cycling certified, category 1 race mechanic, as well as other experts.

Merlyn Mechanics is based in Chattanooga, TN, but we travel all over the country teaching classes, working races, creating events and presenting the latest and greatest techniques for the bike aficionado.




Introducing Merlyn Mechanics

So you like bikes?  So do we.
Introducing Merlyn Mechanics, offering the best bike shiz anywhere.

From cycling classes and custom builds, to bike service and repair, to the latest tips and tricks … all from USA Cycling, category 1, race mechanic Merlyn Townley.

Have you dreamed of different ideas for your bike over a bajillion different times?  Maybe even tried your own hand at fixing it?

You're in the right place.

We build some of the most unique custom wheels kissing the pavement.  Want to learn more about bicycle maintenance?  You’ll find kick-ass bike tips and tricks from the world of race mechanics.  Visit our online shop at for the latest products and classes.

So hit the road, hop on your bike and let’s get started.  Your bike will love you.  We promise.

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