Join Date: Jun 2013
Bikes: Diamondback Wildwood Classic, Trek FX 7.3
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If you're going to go out to Pedal and Spoke in N. Aurora, you should make a day of it and check out Mill Race Cyclery in Geneva, The Bike Rack in St. Charles, and Prairie Path Cycles and All Spoked Up in Batavia . of them have websites, and all seem to get good reviews, though I've only ever bought at Prairie Path (I got my Trek there, and have gotten another bike serviced there). There is also Bicycle Heaven in Geneva, which seems to carry a high end selection of bikes and stuff. But, I went in there exactly one time (to buy a helmet, I was going to ask if they could order one for me) and I was, quite frankly, treated like garbage there and can't in good conscience give them a recommendation. But they are there.
Anyway, I think these shops would cover a bunch of the major brands in a relatively small area. You could certainly hit all of them in a day (Mill Race and Bicycle Heaven are literally a fifteen minute walk from each other, as are Prairie Path and All Spoked Up in Batavia).