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Old 02-19-08, 04:10 PM   #1
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Bike Shops near Phoenix airport?

I am getting tired of this Wisconsin winter and am looking at coming to Arizona next month for vacation. I would like to bring my road bike to get some riding in. Short of shelling out $250-500 for an airline case which may or may not be subject to additional surcharges, I am considering contacting a bike shop near the airport and seeing if I could have my bike shipped there and assembled (I'm not much of a wrench jocky). I rarely fly, so purchasing a case would be an almost one time use for me. I could conceivably rent I suppose, but would prefer to ride my own bike.

edit: I should add, bonus points for good road/campy shop.

Suggestions?

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Old 02-19-08, 04:43 PM   #2
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I suppose it depends on your direction of travel! Where are you staying?

A few miles north of the airport, look up bike barn (bikebarnaz.com) I like 'em a lot.
A few miles east, look up Tempe Bicycle or Domenic's Cyclery. And Tempe is a nice place to stage out of, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Chandler are all within a nice warmup ride. Think ASU, giant college-town, bike lanes everywhere.

Funny thing, these are also places to check for a rental, so you've got it covered every which way
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Old 02-19-08, 06:42 PM   #3
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Looks like the final destination will be near Apache Junction, although I'm not 100% sure where. Looks like it'll be about a half hour or so from the airport.

I was looking at Tempe Bicycle, looks like a decent place, website has some good info there.

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Old 03-03-08, 07:27 PM   #4
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Tempe bike is a pretty nice place. I only have experience with the one on rural though they've always treated me very nicely (even walking in with a very crappy bike and asking for repairs). I have to agree with SandLizrd about bike barn as well. I just purchased a new road bike there and they were very helpful. Both bikebarn and tempe bike are nice shops though.
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Dominics is my favorite they seem to sell more high end parts where as Tempe Bike on rural sells more cheap beach cruisers to college kids. As for bike lines I am really disappointed in Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler have them on about every street though.
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Domenic's are nice shops too. They just don't have much that I'm interested in so I don't venture in often. I guess its all really pretty pointless since after posting I realized that the OP was very likely already in AZ and probably already got the bike here... Oh well.
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Domenics is the best. I drive from north phoenix to them because I really trust them. Pretty close to the airport too.
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