Much like robots and children, bikes need to be regularly recalibrated to keep them from developing human emotions. Keep your bike performing at its functional, unfeeling best with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a bicycle tune-up at Bike Zone (a $55 value).
The mechanics at Bike Zone rescue two-wheelers of all types from crankshaft conundrums with complete bicycle tune-ups. Bicycle whisperers begin by checking wheels, brakes, shifters, and any ball-bearinged parts before adjusting them into alignment. Like a deflated sumo wrestler, tires return to plump glory with an air refill, and fresh-lubed chains glide seamlessly through derailleurs. After a general safety check and a frame cleaning that blasts dirt and caked-on car rage from exteriors, people-powered steeds zip out the shop's doors to conquer roads once more. Though not included in today's Groupon, the cycle shop can provide and sell any replacement parts deemed necessary separate from the tune-up itself.
While everyone knows that a custom suit will fit better and last longer than something off the rack, not many people apply this logic to their bicycles. Bike Zone is working to correct this view by eschewing one-size-fits-all bikes in favor of cycles that are each built to its rider’s body type and intended usage. Staff begin by measuring clients for the correct frame and then adjust the seat and handlebars until each component is as comfortable and easy to control as possible. Clients can also test ride and compare any of the shop’s Raleigh, Trek, and Felt models, each of which has been expertly assembled by an in-store mechanic instead of by North Pole elves.
Bike Zone also specializes in repairs for all brands of bikes, and mechanics can be found manning six separate repair stations any time of day. Each new bicycle bought in the store comes with a free tune-up, and the shop also accepts trade-ins for bike-shop-quality bikes that are in good working order.
2100 Ridge Rd. W
Rochester, New York 14626