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Good dealers in Washington DC (Scott, Trek, Gary Fisher, Bianchi)

Old 02-04-09, 06:18 PM
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Good dealers in Washington DC (Scott, Trek, Gary Fisher, Bianchi)

Hi all, I going to buy my first road bike and was wondering were i can find a good Scott/Trek/Gary Fissher/Bianchi dealers in Washington DC ? Thanks in advance...
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Originally Posted by gmendonca View Post
Hi all, I going to buy my first road bike and was wondering were i can find a good Scott/Trek/Gary Fissher/Bianchi dealers in Washington DC ? Thanks in advance...
Trek/Gary Fisher I'd say Revolution Cycles. Dunno about the other stores, but Arlington has great stock selection.
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Hi all, I going to buy my first road bike and was wondering were i can find a good Scott/Trek/Gary Fissher/Bianchi dealers in Washington DC ? Thanks in advance...
You mentioned some unusual brands for a first road bike. Gary Fisher makes only mountain bikes I believe. Bianchi used to be a big brand in road bikes but is almost non-existent now. Scott is moving more towards high end bikes and Trek covers everything.

I second Revolutions. Also another good place is Spokes in Shirlington.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Gary Fisher makes only mountain bikes I believe.

Nope. Trek expanded their line with the demise of LeMond. http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/series/road
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Hmmm, I'd say Spokes, Etc. for Trek and Big Wheel for Bianchi and Scott. Don't forget to look at Fuji in any Performance as they're good bikes at good price points.
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The guys at Revolution are arrogant jerks, especially if this guy is buying his first road bike. The Bike Rack carries Scott and also Orbea, Giant and BMC and are really nice guys.
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A second vote for Big Wheel for Scott/Bianchi.
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Spokes, Etc. is another Trek dealer in the area. I have a Cervelo, which I got at Conte's (which is amazing); I go to Conte's for everything now.

However, when I first got down here, I had an old Trek and was recommended Spokes, Etc. by a coworker. The few times I went there (Quaker Lane location), everyone was very helpful.

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A second vote for Big Wheel for Scott/Bianchi.
I third them.
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Good dealers in Washington DC? Sounds like a question for Marion Barry.
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Go to google maps. Enter "georgetown district of columbia". Search for "bicycle store". There are three bike stores close to each other. Two carry Scott, one carries Trek. Bicycle Pro Shop, Revolution and Big Wheel.
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I also really like Spokes Etc as well.
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Originally Posted by Karenjack241 View Post
Spokes, Etc. is another Trek dealer in the area. I have a Cervelo, so I go to Conte's (which is amazing). However, when I first got down here, I had an old Trek and was recommended Spokes, Etc. by a coworker.
Conte's, bar none, is the best bike shop I've ever been to. I don't mean in the DC area either but anywhere. Every sales person is knowledgable and offers great advice. I ended up buying a high end bike (Cervelo SLC-SL) there but they were equally as helpful with two lower end bikes for my wife (road and hybrid).
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Conte's, bar none, is the best bike shop I've ever been to. I don't mean in the DC area either but anywhere. Every sales person is knowledgable and offers great advice. I ended up buying a high end bike (Cervelo SLC-SL) there but they were equally as helpful with two lower end bikes for my wife (road and hybrid).

The service I continue to get from Conte's blows me away. Almost every time I come in, they work on my bike immediately, no matter how busy they are. I rarely have to wait for service. I had a fit done, and on more than one occasion, I've called up with questions, and they've scheduled some followup mini-sessions on a moment's notice.

My dad lives up in NY and when he came down here for a visit, I took him to Conte's to get a fit. While there they told him to test ride an RS after saying for his body/flexibility, it might be a good match for him. There was no chance of a sale, which he told them up front, and they still talked to him about the bike for 15 minutes and set up the test ride. They even set a bike up for me so I could go out with him.

I am really bummed I have to move away for six months, because I lose that amazing shop.

BTW, the new Bethesda shop is really nice. The Arlington one currently has more bikes, but the actual storefront in Bethesda is beautiful.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Conte's, bar none, is the best bike shop I've ever been to. I don't mean in the DC area either but anywhere. Every sales person is knowledgable and offers great advice. I ended up buying a high end bike (Cervelo SLC-SL) there but they were equally as helpful with two lower end bikes for my wife (road and hybrid).
Any particular Conte's, or have they all been good?

Capitol Hill Bikes has been nice to me, and they've still got a bunch of Bianchis for the OP.
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Originally Posted by gmendonca View Post
Hi all, I going to buy my first road bike and was wondering were i can find a good Scott/Trek/Gary Fissher/Bianchi dealers in Washington DC ? Thanks in advance...
If this is your first road bike, pay for a good fitting, and buy used online or craigslist.

BTW, Conte is the best around here. As for the others, personally, I didn't care much about Spokes etc. in Vienna or Ashburn. They were a bit too high pressure for me, plus their stuff is all Trek and Specialized. Big Wheels is hit and miss. I have had some good services there, but other times, they are kind of "not all there". But they do have good inventory thou for you to browse and get to see what's out there. They carry Scott, Orbea, Bianchi and Cerlevo. Also, there used to be a cool shop in Leesburg called Plum Groves Cyclery, but they have since closed. The two owners were really cool and helpful.
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If this is your first road bike, pay for a good fitting, and buy used online or craigslist.

BTW, Conte is the best around here. As for the others, personally, I didn't care much about Spokes etc. in Vienna or Ashburn. They were a bit too high pressure for me, plus their stuff is all Trek and Specialized. Big Wheels is hit and miss. I have had some good services there, but other times, they are kind of "not all there". But they do have good inventory thou for you to browse and get to see what's out there. They carry Scott, Orbea, Bianchi and Cerlevo. Also, there used to be a cool shop in Leesburg called Plum Groves Cyclery, but they have since closed. The two owners were really cool and helpful.
That's too bad Plum Grove closed. I spent a long time test riding bikes a few years ago. The one thing that stood out in that experience is how cheap and insecure some shops were and how friendly others were. I took some bikes out for test rides and had to leave my drivers license and credit card for a 15 -20 minute ride. Other places like Plum Grove kept sending me out for long rides on one bike after another without any ID. Spokes in Arlington told me to take a demo bike home for a three day weekend to really try it out.

A few years later I stopped my Conte's. They gave me the owner’s $10,000 bike to test ride. They also were worried about me being cold (I didn't plan on riding) and offered me clothing from the store.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
Any particular Conte's, or have they all been good?

Capitol Hill Bikes has been nice to me, and they've still got a bunch of Bianchis for the OP.
I think the only ones around DC are Arlington and Bethesda. The next one close is Williamsburg or Bel Air, Md
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From what I heard, they closed the bike shop business but they are re-opening it soon as a different type of business, catering to higher end clienteles and focus more on fitting and custom jobs.

Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
That's too bad Plum Grove closed. I spent a long time test riding bikes a few years ago. The one thing that stood out in that experience is how cheap and insecure some shops were and how friendly others were. I took some bikes out for test rides and had to leave my drivers license and credit card for a 15 -20 minute ride. Other places like Plum Grove kept sending me out for long rides on one bike after another without any ID. Spokes in Arlington told me to take a demo bike home for a three day weekend to really try it out.

A few years later I stopped my Conte's. They gave me the owner’s $10,000 bike to test ride. They also were worried about me being cold (I didn't plan on riding) and offered me clothing from the store.
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Good dealers in Washington DC? Sounds like a question for Marion Barry.
That's the first thing I thought. Maybe it's a generational thing.
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That's the first thing I thought. Maybe it's a generational thing.
Only in DC would he be re-elected to the City Council. He's been stopped twice for possible drugs and/or alcohol violations but was released without testing. Your nation's capital at it's best.
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the Conte's in newport news and williamsburg are just as equally nice and helpful.
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Conte's Newport News is the biggest bike store I've been to, the amount of floorspace there compared to anywhere else I go is amazing
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
I think the only ones around DC are Arlington and Bethesda. The next one close is Williamsburg or Bel Air, Md

The one in Bethesda just opened up about two weeks ago and is owned by the same folks who own the Arlington one. Either would be a good bet, though Arlington has the better stock right now.
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