At Mojo Wheels, people soup up their steel stallions with high-performance mountain-bike equipment and garb themselves with protective gear and clothing in brands such as Fox, Hadley, and Atomlab. Alert oncoming sherpas or feral theater ushers to your approach with the Blackburn Light Voyageur 2.0 ($16.99) or replace worn brakes with a fresh set of BrakeAuth Disc Brake Pads ($18.99–$29.99). The on-site staff also services sickly cycles—building wheels, assembling custom bikes, and mentoring suspensions. Mojo Wheels sponsors a 60-person racing team that competes in races across the continent.
Inside their spare, uncluttered store space, the mechanics at Upcyclery Bike Shop wield wrenches and chain lube as they restore bicycles to shipshape. The shop offers an assortment of essential bicycle maintenance services, including frame repairs and tune-ups to keep spokes spinning safely and smoothly. Moreover, the shop couples its maintenance work with knowledgeable guidance for new purchases, which patrons can rely upon when they're looking to upgrade from walking or forced to surrender their pet cheetah.
Each and every bike sold at CoCo Bikes is unique. That's because the staff there takes pride, not just in fitting each two-wheeled stallion to its rider, but also in customizing cosmetic details from personalized paint jobs to powder coating in a variety of flavors. Stocked with both new and used bikes and parts, the shop is capable of building and restoring a huge range of cycles, while the shop's mechanics perform on-site repairs and tune-ups to keep already-beloved two wheelers in ship shape.
Campus Cycles owners Mark Velat and Bobby Verenna grew up in the cycling world. Mark has been riding and racing for more than 30 years now, and Bobby broke into the retail end back in sixth grade. At their shop, patrons reap the rewards of their expertise when shopping from shelves of sturdy bikes and gear from brands such as Giant, Cannondale, and Electra, in addition to children's two-wheelers and tricycles. Their service department’s technicians recalibrate bikes with tune-ups, and fit specialists match individuals with the ideal cycle. Patrons can also visit on demo days when big-name manufacturers show off their latest products and let riders take them out for test-drives on nearby mountain trails or paved roads. Meanwhile, the store's Get to Know Your Bike classes give riders basic repair and maintenance skills so they can remedy minor damage incurred when tires pop on fiberglass banana peels littering the road.
The mechanics behind the service counter at Jinji Cycles pride themselves on top-notch bicycle maintenance and repair for cyclists of all stripes. Rather than prescribing one-size-fits-all solutions for every bike that comes wheeling through the door, Jinji adheres to an hourly policy for all maintenance. This approach ensures that each cycle receives the proper attention it needs and none that it doesn’t, preventing wastes of time and resources on wheels that don’t need truing or handlebar ribbons that don’t need combing. Those looking for a new bike can consult the mechanics for assistance; the showroom’s racks house models by revered brands such as Felt, Handsome Cycle Co., and Argon 18.
LoDo Spokes owner Justin Spencer could likely tell you anything you want to know about bicycles. He's spent well over 15 years in the cycling industry and encountered all forms of the pedal-driven vehicle, even the kind Ben-Hur and Messala used in their famous bicycle race. But he won't try to sell you a new bike. Instead, he wants his customers to be happy with their current rides.
A look inside LoDo Spokes' brick storefront is like a glance into Mr. Spencer's bike-filled mind. In this space, Mr. Spencer and his team true wheels, change brake pads, and install new cables for brakes and gears. In most cases, they can tune up bikes the same day. In addition to possessing a dearth of bike knowledge, Mr. Spencer's and the crew are well versed in tuning up skis and snowboards, ensuring that all equipment is finely tune and ready to tackle the freshest powder of any season.