There is nothing that a bike shop employee likes to talk about more than bicycling; this is why we’re here. We genuinely want everyone we meet to enjoy the sport as much as we do, expect enthusiasm. If you have questions ask, we will probably have an opinion to share. I honestly believe that a new bicycle purchase aids many ills. If a new bicycle will indeed benefit your lifestyle you might be curious about prices. Generally expect:
- Low end bicycles cost 0-$450
- Mid-range bicycles cost $450-1000
- High-end bicycles cost over $1000
- Custom builds cost over $1900
Wow, this brief guide on how to purchase a bicycle has morphed into the question on how to choose a bike shop. Ultimately the bicycle shop you choose to patronize will be the shop you will depend upon for;
- Solid bike assembly. Ethan assembles all of the bicycles that we sell, let me clarify, he meticulously assembles all of the bicycles on our sales floor.
- Proper bike fit. Fit is personal and it may evolve as your fitness level changes.
- Appropriate accessories. We specialize in urban commuting and bicycle touring.
Mechanically Ethan works on all bicycles. Inventory-wise we sell city-appropriate bikes which fit the neighborhood in which we live and work in.
Individual, Custom, or Bespoke Bicycles
We also build custom bikes utilizing steel frame sets. Shopping for a new custom bike is much of the same process as shopping for a new bike except we are going to get a little more personal with you. For a custom build I will measure you (or your frame set) in order to determine which bicycle fits your body type and then there will be a few conversations about your expectations. These conversations will provide us with the basis for offering good component recommendations. Here is a Soma Fabrications's Double Cross bike that we recently built for a neighbor.