Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do you trade for bikes?

Yes, we accept trades.

+ What type of bikes do you sell?

We sell several types of bikes, inlcuding but not limited to the following:

Hybrid bikes- Great for commuting, family rides, general fitness, park & path, and beginners.

  1. Comfort- A hybrid with front suspension, a flexible seat post, and large seat.
  2. Fitness- A lightweight hybrid used for commuting and fitness.
  3. Cruiser- A stretched out hybrid with large tires and wide handle bars.
  4. Commuter – Generally a fitness hybrid with the addition of fenders and a rear rack.

Mountain Bike- Mostly limited to off road use, dirt, gravel, multiuse terrain, and rough riding.

  1. Hardtail- An off road bike with front suspension only.
  2. Full Suspension- An off road bike with front and rear suspension.
  3. Plus- An off road bike with larger tires, generally above 2.4 inches. Can be ridged, hardtail, or full suspension.

Road- Best for smooth surfaces, long distance, faster speeds, and group rides.

  1. Race- A typical race bike with aggressive geometry for riding in a fast paced environment.
  2. Aero Race- The same as above but with a more aerodynamic frame.
  3. Endurance- A much less aggressive frame setup but those wanting to do road rides in more comfort.
  4. Cross/Gravel- Think road bike with large off road tires for rougher roads.
  5. Triathlon- For use in a triathlon or time trial, aero bars, deep wheels, and aero frame.
  6. Touring – For carrying large amounts of cargo over long distances, generally with front and rear racks, fenders, low gears, and a steel frame.

Used Bikes

  1. Road
  2. Mountain
  3. Hybrid
  4. Vintage

+ What is your favorite brand?

Personally speaking we believe in the all the brands we sell and we personally ride/race a mix of them all. With that said, some brands have a stronger focus in different disciplines and offer different price points.

+ What size bike do I need?

This is really hard to answer as folks make careers from doing nothing but fitting people to bicycles. Bikes are like a tailored suit, how well you want it to fit depends on how much time and money you have. Regardless, you have to start with something in the general area. Similar to clothes, each brand is a slightly different feel and a ‘large’ isn’t always the same. The below chart is a general reference guide. We strongly suggest an in person consult for the most accurate results.

  • 5’ - 5’3 = 47-49CM road frame, 15 Inch hybrid frame
  • 5’3 - 5’6 = 49-51CM road frame, 15-17 Inch hybrid frame
  • 5’7 - 5’9 = 51-53CM road frame, 17-19 Inch hybrid frame
  • 5’9 - 5’11 = 53-55CM road frame, 19-21 Inch hybrid frame
  • 5’11 – 6’1 = 55-57CM road frame, 21-23 Inch hybrid frame
  • 6’1+ 57CM+ road frame, 23+ Inch hybrid frame

Some brands/types will come in a S,M,L,XL configuration and follow a general pattern to the above. Likewise, some brands will have even numbers, others odd.

+ There are so many bikes out there; I’m honestly really confused!

This is the first thing we talk about with folks in their search for a bike. The key question is: What do you want to do with it?. Someone who wants to ride around the park on a sunny Sunday probably isn’t looking for the same bike as someone who wants to race across a mountain. Below is a broad overview of what we consider key categories.

Hybrid bikes- Great for commuting, family rides, general fitness, park & path, and beginners.

  1. Comfort- A hybrid with front suspension, a flexible seat post, and large seat.
  2. Fitness- A lightweight hybrid used for commuting and fitness.
  3. Cruiser- A stretched out hybrid with large tires and wide handle bars.
  4. Commuter – Generally a fitness hybrid with the addition of fenders and a rear rack.

Mountain Bike- Mostly limited to off road use, dirt, gravel, multiuse terrain, and rough riding.

  1. Hardtail- An off road bike with front suspension only.
  2. Full Suspension- An off road bike with front and rear suspension.
  3. Plus- An off road bike with larger tires, generally above 2.4 inches. Can be ridged, hardtail, or full suspension.

Road- Best for smooth surfaces, long distance, faster speeds, and group rides.

  1. Race- A typical race bike with aggressive geometry for riding in a fast paced environment.
  2. Aero Race- The same as above but with a more aerodynamic frame.
  3. Endurance- A much less aggressive frame setup but those wanting to do road rides in more comfort.
  4. Cross/Gravel- Think road bike with large off road tires for rougher roads.
  5. Triathlon- For use in a triathlon or time trial, aero bars, deep wheels, and aero frame.
  6. Touring – For carrying large amounts of cargo over long distances, generally with front and rear racks, fenders, low gears, and a steel frame.

Used Bikes

  1. Road
  2. Mountain
  3. Hybrid
  4. Vintage

Once you’re armed with this information, where you want to ride, and who with we can select the bike that fits your budget and needs!

+ What do you consider ‘Vintage’?

We date ‘vintage’ in terms of pre and post integrated shifting so about 1990

+ What is the difference between a women’s bike vs a mans?

A whole lot of marketing. Gone are the days of ladies buying a step through frame in pink and men buying the largest frame they can stand over. Step through frames are still around here and there but it comes from a ease of getting on and off the bike instead of gender. Now we fit bikes from what we refer to in the industry as ‘contact points’, the pedals, the seat, and the handlebar. When you see a brand saying bike X is for a woman only or that bike Y is only for a male, this is for marketing purposes. A lot of times the only difference is the saddle and/or color, which may sway your descison, but bike seats can be changed regardless of how the bike is marketed to the public. Long story short, we want you to ride the bike you want to ride and it is our job to make you comfortable on it, regardless of brand, marketing, and even color.

+ What tire pressure should I run and how often should I check them?

This is all very dependent on what tires you have. If you look at the side of your tire it will display the proper pressure range for that tire. We suggest going slightly under the max, especially if you are a lighter person. As far as how often is concerned, we suggest at minimum once a week with those running road tires checking more often.

+ Is there a Warranty?

All new bikes have a lifetime manufacturer's frame warranty and we provide one year free maintenance. All used bikes come with a one year warranty against mechanical defects. This does not cover flat tires, crashes, or abuse from the user.

+ Is your website kept up to date?

Yes! Every few days during the season we add inventory, during the winter months things can go slower.

+ Where do you get your bikes?

Most of our used inventory comes from trade ins from our local customers.

+ Do you take credit cards?

Yes!