To say Denver is bike friendly would be an understatement. Bikers can get anywhere in the city via its 75 miles of trails and 125 miles of bike paths. Even better, all 205 city parks are connected—by bike paths. And you don’t even need your own two-wheeler; B-cycle’s bike-sharing stations are scattered throughout town in convenient locations.
At Cycleton, a Specialized Elite store and service shop, the friendly staff restores bicycles with professional-level maintenance skills. Boasting more than 60 years of combined experience, the staff of wheel whisperers begins each tune-up by scrubbing the body to remove muck and rust, followed by adjustments to the derailleur gears, brakes, bearings, and warp thrusters. Maintenance experts summon their velocipedal clairvoyance to correctly align the derailleur hanger, true the wheels, and tighten all the hardware to ensure nothing rattles or uncontrollably sobs. With a freshly lubed chain and well-pumped tires, cycles will be prepared for any epic journeys, from the Tour de France to the Oregon Trail. Cyclists can drop off bikes on the fly or make appointments for faster returns.
A nonprofit full service bike shop, The Bike Depot employs pedal savvy pros that skillfully prepare two-wheeled transports for a season of safe street-glissading with an array of maintenance services. The standard tune-up rejuvenates bikes worn down from midnight 1,000-mile cheese runs to Wisconsin. After a proper hose-down, an expert tightens every bolt, trues wheels so they sport symmetrical spokes, and lubricates the chain and cables to ensure smooth sailing on cement seas. Additionally, barrel adjusters are reset to ensure easy shifting between gears when traversing treacherous terrain or being pursued by a supersonic land shark.
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.
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.
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.