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    Sacramento LBS Recommendations Please

    I have a friend who's going to Sac to buy a new bike this next week and since there are a bazillion bike shops there I told her I'd ask for recommendations....

    Does anyone know of a good shop... or two... or three???

    Thanks!

    Trac'
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    Quote Originally Posted by tprevost
    I have a friend who's going to Sac to buy a new bike this next week and since there are a bazillion bike shops there I told her I'd ask for recommendations....

    Does anyone know of a good shop... or two... or three???

    Thanks!

    Trac'

    Mike's Bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean
    Mike's Bikes
    is that a real shop or are you teasin' me???
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    I checked out several LBS's around here and I ended up buying a Cannondale from Mike's Bikes in downtown Sac (1411 I Street, Sac CA 95814, (916) 446-BIKE, and yes, they have free parking next door!). I liked their staff and their repair department. http://mikesbikes.com/index.cfm

    City Bicycle Works is good, too. http://citybicycleworks.com/index.cfm

    Never been here: Bicycle Chef: http://midtowngrid.com/bicyclechef/bicyclechecf.shtml

    Performance (Howe Avenue and Northrup)

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    Bob's Cycle Center, 9920 FAIR OAKS BLVD, FAIR OAKS, CA 95628 US, 916-961-6700 (Sunrise, Fair Oaks)

    I'm sure there are many others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by avmanansala
    I checked out several LBS's around here and I ended up buying a Cannondale from Mike's Bikes in downtown Sac (1411 I Street, Sac CA 95814, (916) 446-BIKE, and yes, they have free parking next door!). I liked their staff and their repair department.

    City Bicycle Works is good, too. http://citybicycleworks.com/index.cfm

    Never been here: Bicycle Chef: http://midtowngrid.com/bicyclechef/bicyclechecf.shtml

    Performance (Howe Avenue and Northrup)

    REI (Cal Expo)

    Bob's Cycle Center, 9920 FAIR OAKS BLVD, FAIR OAKS, CA 95628 US, 916-961-6700 (Sunrise, Fair Oaks)

    I'm sure there are many others...
    thank you! She has no idea where to start so this is very helpful! That's two for Mikes' bikes
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    If your friend is looking for a road or tri bike, drive to Davis and go to Wheelworks. Better than anything in Sac that I know of, in terms of selection, service, etc. They specialize in higher end offerings.

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    What kind of bike is she looking for? Different shops have different flavors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    What kind of bike is she looking for? Different shops have different flavors.
    VERY entry level.... road bike.... she kinda likes trek but is going to go w/fit first....
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    City carries Trek. I bought my 5200 (among many other things) from City Bike Works. They also carry Bianchi, Specialized, and Cannondales. I believe that Bike Chef carries Giant and a few others. Those are my two favorite shops in town.

    I have to admit that I haven't been impressed with Mike's Bikes. I don't know exactly why, I guess it just strikes me a bit too corporate. Too much like Performance. Maybe that's just me.
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    College Cyclery (google address) is very friendly and helpful--
    call them to see what they have for road.
    Bicycle Biz has fixed stuff,
    Bicycle Chef is also a solid shop with nice road bikes and helpful staff.
    Kens Bike & Ski in Davis (on G Street at the Co-Op shopping mall) has
    a decent selection of entry level road bikes and helpful staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    City carries Trek. I bought my 5200 (among many other things) from City Bike Works. They also carry Bianchi, Specialized, and Cannondales. I believe that Bike Chef carries Giant and a few others. Those are my two favorite shops in town.

    I have to admit that I haven't been impressed with Mike's Bikes. I don't know exactly why, I guess it just strikes me a bit too corporate. Too much like Performance. Maybe that's just me.
    Send her up my way to Auburn, Trac...my man Dan at Victory Velo will treat her right...He carries Felt, Bianchi, Rahleigh, Look. Btw, I felt the same way about Mike's Bikes. Bike Chef is definitely a cool shop. You couldn't pay me to go back into City Bike Works after the treatment I got there there the last time.

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    thank you everyone, this will give her a good group to start with!!!
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