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Old 12-19-09, 05:34 PM
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Can you recommend a Bike Shop in LA County / San Gabriel Valley

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I'm new here and have been looking for a bike shop in the san gabriel valley area of southern california in los angeles county. My wife and I are interested in some beach cruisers or mountain bikes. We just like to take leisurely rides around the area. I haven't lived here too long so I don't know of any good shops. I went to one larger chain and I was a bit intimidated that I could barely find anything under $1,000.00.

Can anyone recommend a decent shop in my area and what should I expect to spend per bike? I don't need the greatest bikes as we mainly ride on weekends and just for fun. I also don't want the cheapest option probably.

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Jones bikes in San Marino. They are knowledgeable and have good and affordable bikes. They also have the friendliest staff of any of the stores in the area in my experience which counts for a lot in my book.
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Hi everyone,
I'm new here and have been looking for a bike shop in the san gabriel valley area of southern california in los angeles county. My wife and I are interested in some beach cruisers or mountain bikes. We just like to take leisurely rides around the area. I haven't lived here too long so I don't know of any good shops. I went to one larger chain and I was a bit intimidated that I could barely find anything under $1,000.00.

Can anyone recommend a decent shop in my area and what should I expect to spend per bike? I don't need the greatest bikes as we mainly ride on weekends and just for fun. I also don't want the cheapest option probably.

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I have been very happy with almost every bike shop in the San Gabriel Valley I've been to so far: Incycle in Pasadena, Montrose Bike Shop, Pasadena Cyclery, and Performance in Pasadena. Also, I am very happy with the services and prices at Jenson USA in Corona and Ontario.
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Temple City Bike Shop. Ron and JJ are real cool dudes, knowledgeable, and damn good mechanics.
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'm going to stopy by Incycle after work today. I was browsing there website and the bike that got my attention so far is the '09 Trek Navigator 2.0. Good bikes for leisure?
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You might check REI in Arcadia, also.

RB Bicycles in S. El Monte generally has some nice used bikes.
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
You might check REI in Arcadia, also.

RB Bicycles in S. El Monte generally has some nice used bikes.

maybe its different at REI in Arcadia but the mechanics at the one in Rancho Cucamonga really dont know what they are doing. They will inflate your road tires below 100 PSI (felt like it was around 60 PSI at best) for a test ride even though the recommended PSI on the tire clearly indicates above 115 PSI. Their "high-end" bikes with 105 groupsets will not shift as they should. These guys really dont care about bikes. You ask them questions about cycling and most of them dont race and they dont ride. Their idea of riding a bike is pretty much the same as that of someone who would buy a beach cruiser.

For the original poster; you need to go to a bike shop where the employees are passionate about cycling. REI is NOT the place.
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Old 12-28-09, 07:41 PM
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I ended up getting the trek navigator from Incycle in Pasadena.
Good experience all together. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Originally Posted by Zenmaster2009
I ended up getting the trek navigator from Incycle in Pasadena.
Good experience all together. Thanks for the suggestions!
Incycle was great to me also, the last time I walked in there. So many good shops around.

Hey, you know there's a hybrid subforum here? Check it out, lot's of various Trek riders posting there...
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