Tom's Pro Bike caters to the needs of competitive cyclists and casual enthusiasts alike, providing the services as well as the equipment that get people back onto the road, mountain trails, or ominous haunted hallways. The shop's mechanics are comfortable fixing a wide variety of bicycles, which allows them to perform everything from basic tune-ups to more extensive repairs and installations. In addition to the thousands of pieces of apparel and accessories—including helmets, pumps, lights, and tires—lining its walls and shelves, the shop also stocks hundreds of bikes at any given time. However, Tom's Pro Bike specializes in custom fittings, which help patrons obtain a personally tailored bicycle that can complement everything from their body measurements to their riding style. Owner Tom Lonzi has been performing these fittings since 1988; and he fully understands how a customized bike can improve comfort and performance while also providing a safer ride.
G&G Fitness caters to both bodybuilding buffs and amateurs wishing to enhance their earthly edifices at home with a range of premium equipment, including such notable brands as Life Fitness, Octane Fitness, and Precor. As trained physique formers, G&G's friendly staff members easily hunt and lasso the ideal muscle-molding or heart-strengthening apparatus for each individual customer's specific needs. Avoid outdoor biking's headaches of potholes and projectile burritos by staying indoors on an immobile Vision Fitness E1500 ($499), an upright exercise bike that offers a comfort arc seat, contact heart-rate sensors, and easy-to-adjust pedal straps. Elliptical machines ($799+) and treadmills ($1,495+), offer great ways to calibrate cardiovascular chronometers any time of the day or night. For muscle-sculpting, home-gym systems (starting at $1,299)—which combine benches, pulley systems, and weight stacks in one space-saving package—give exercisers a way to bolster biceps and strengthen solar plexuses without having to traverse crowded gym floors.
From commuting to work via bicycle to dropping into a fresh powder bowl in the backcountry, Campus WheelWorks is a service-oriented bike and ski shop that tweaks and tunes customers' gear with quality services. Staff members apply their passion and knowledge of specialized equipment to optimize their clients' outdoor excursions, build personal relationships, and replace faulty bike wheels with skis for truly adventurous athletes. Bikes, skis, and accessories from top industry manufacturers outfit the retail store's impressive inventory.
BikeFit lays the pavement for well-oiled wheels to satisfy cyclists sitting atop all types of makes and models. Prized pedals require periodic maintenance in order to sustain a bike's vital signs and keep it from swimming upstream to join a pack of feral mopeds. With the tune-up, BikeFit's team of benevolent bike gurus inspects all components to ensure calibrators are accurate, lubrication is sufficient, and brakes will stop before slamming into night terrors. Adjustments rain down on bottom bracket, headset, and front- and rear-hub bearings as pedal paramours true and tension wheels. Though this package does not include a drivetrain cleaning, the attending staffer will complete a thorough safety inspection of all components before sending your refreshed two-wheeler along its merry way.
On Sugar's Bike Shop’s website, there’s a photo of a little boy with a mop of messy brown hair, his half-tucked T-shirt says “Chip,” and he’s holding up a trophy with a little gold bicycle for the camera. The picture is of Damian “Chip” Sugar, the bike shop’s current owner and an original member of Team Sugar’s BMX. Nearly 40 years ago during the infancy of BMX racing, Sugar’s began building custom BMX bikes, and Damian and his brother Matthew started a racing team that went on to sponsor many neighborhood kids as the sport became more popular.
Like their racing team, Sugar’s Bike Shop also grew over the years, and in addition to BMX bikes, now includes cycles in a variety of styles from brands such as Giant, Redline, Jamis, and Haro. Lifetime and one-year warranties ensure bicycles stay in top shape, and the service department tunes up broken-in rides; the shop also has a buy-back program that enables customers to sell old bikes and parts in virtually any condition. In an effort to supporting kids’ cycling, the Grow with You program allows parents to apply trade-in value toward larger bikes as kids outgrow their old ones.
According to Cyclepath, Toronto’s bicycle traffic has increased by more than 100% during the past six years. Meeting the needs of this growing population of athletes is Cyclepath’s goal, whether those needs be a fresh set of wheels or the protein bars necessary to pedal straight to Greenland. From racing bikes to cruisers by brands such as Trek and Giant, their large inventory holds an ideal fit for any rider. A knowledgeable staff helps customers navigate through a slew of cycles and accessories, and also performs repairs to keep rides purring like kittens rolling down the street on giant yarn balls.