Why buy a bike, when you can buy a whole bike shop?|
"Buy a shop? Me?", you ask. Yes, you. That's the best advice that you can get when you are shopping for a bicycle. What it means is the difference between shops is greater than the difference between bike brands.
Our philosophy is that when you choose your bicycle, you should choose it based on the folks who will not only build your bicycle, but also those who will help you get comfortable on the bike, as well as provide service down the road as you need it.
We've written many articles through the years that better explain our philosophy if you care to dig deep.
Have you heard of us?
If you've heard of us, we hope it's because someone you ran into along the way....a friend or an acquaintance perhaps....recommended our shop. (Many thanks to all of you who are getting the word out.)
We feel that a recommendation from a friend or acquaintance is much better than recommendation from a magazine. This is why we focus our efforts on making top-notch products, and satisfying our customers rather than 'getting press'.
Who are we?
A lot of people are surprised when they learn that we are a small crew of people fitting, selling, manufacturing, and servicing bicycles all in one shop in Seattle's University District. The truth is, the talented people that work here do it because of their love for bicycles and our customers who ride them. Everyone here is a long-term employee with at least two years here. We have several employees who are approaching the 'decade' mark with the shop, and some who have been here even longer.
When you buy a bicycle from us, you're buying the whole shop. We promise to do our best to make that the best value of all!
Our philosophy is more than just this page. Visit our articles section of the site to read more in depth of our philosophies about bicycling, fit, and the industry in general.