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Old 09-24-10, 10:43 PM   #1
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Utah bike shops

I have been thinking about buying a road bike for some time now and have finally decided to go for it. I have been doing a lot of research, but I am not set on any specific brand. I would rather find a bike shop that has great service and great prices. I was hoping for some recommendations on shops in the Salt Lake or Provo areas (I live in Provo, but work in Salt Lake). I have found a couple shops that offer free tune-ups for life, which would be nice. I was just wondering where the experienced riders shop and why they shop there. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-25-10, 02:11 PM   #2
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Hard to beat the nice guys at Lake Town Bicycles, 1520 W. 9000 S. Bountiful Cycles is good, Taylors Bike Shop is good.
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I recently bought a Scott road bike at Contender in SLC (at 9th and 9th). They were really good, gave me a really good deal, and when you buy a bike it includes a professional fit. I highly recommend them.

They carry Scott, Orbea, Giant, Ridley, BMC, Look, and Pinarello.
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I can recommend Millcreek Bicycles. Mike, the owner, is a knowledgable racer, and does great bike fits. They have a good service dept too. I'm been to Wild Rose and Spin Cycles, and Golsan's, but haven't bought bikes from them.
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Thanks for the responses.

Have any of you had any experience with SBR Sports (
www.sbrutah.com) in Orem? I haven’t had time to go in and talk to them, but according to their website, they give lifetime tune-ups if you buy a bike from them. I figure even if the bike is a little more expensive, the free tune-ups should make up for the difference.

From their website, it also looks like Cottonwood Cyclery (www.cottonwoodcyclery.com) offers lifetime free labor when you buy a bike and spend $100 on accessories. Have any of you had experience with them?

Thanks again for you help.

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No experience with either one. Sorry.
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Old 10-05-10, 11:29 AM   #7
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I'm a big fan of Revolution Bicycles on 7th east, about 86th south.

Awesome customer service (talk to Melissa). I've bought 3 bikes from them in the in past 3 years.
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Contender!
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Old 03-15-11, 11:43 PM   #9
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I'm a big fan of Revolution Bicycles on 7th east, about 86th south.

Awesome customer service (talk to Melissa). I've bought 3 bikes from them in the in past 3 years.
Agreed, Melissa is no longer with Revolution, but the rest of their crew is still very competent. Whenever I see people in their shop trying out bikes...their employees are always making sure they are fit properly which is something I greatly appreciate.

I've purchased some stuff from Contender as well. They are a higher end shop, but have carried odd Campy stuff that I've needed. Great selection of high-end bikes in stock.

All shops that I've seen suggested are known to be good, but I have never dealt with Lake Town. Spend a few minutes at each to see how you are treated, superior customer service is king IMO.
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SBR Sports

As one of the owners of SBR Sports, I'm a little partial, but I recommend that you come check our shop out. We specialize in Road and Triathlon bikes, and offer free tuneups for life, a free professional fit session, and a great value on all our bikes. We carry Felt, Bianchi, Look, and Blue. Check us out at www.SbrUtah.com, or stop by and chat with us.
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Old 04-26-11, 03:30 PM   #11
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Contender!
Contender hands down. Second choice would be Mill Creek Cycles.
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Contender caters mostly to the high end riders with deep pockets. They've got awesome racey gear, but I'm sure their helpful sales people can help you find a bike that will work for you.

I prefer Cyclesmith near the U of UT. Super good atmosphere and staff.

I say find a store near your house so you don't have to lug your bike to SLC every time you want it tuned / adjusted - unless, of course, you're going to ride in SLC.

Good luck and tell us what you decided to buy! You probably already got it, right?!
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