You may have noticed an increase in the number of cyclists sharing the road with you in recent years. In fact, USA Cycling reports the number of cyclists growing every year since 2002. Some cyclists prefer it as a means of transportation, while others prefer it as a recreational hobby or competitive sport. In either case, the health benefits of cycling are undeniable, such as a lower mortality rate and less risk of heart disease or diabetes, just to name a few. Whether you’re just getting into cycling or have been doing it for years, here are some of the best bike shops in LA where you can score a deal on some new wheels and ride away into the sunset with style.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Helen’s Cycle is a small chain based in Los Angeles with additional locations in Beverly Grove, Westwood Village, Marina Del Rey, Arcadia and Manhattan Beach. Helen’s Cycles made the LA Hot List in 2013 as the best bike shop in town. Helen’s carries almost everything a cyclist would need from head to toe and offers professional fitting services in addition to tune-ups and repairs. The best thing about the Santa Monica location is that it’s the only one that offers bike rentals for the day or for the week with the option of applying your one day rental charge towards the purchase of a new bike within 30 days of returning the rental.
Rolling Cowboys Bicycle Shop
3505 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
The folks at Rolling Cowboys pride themselves on knowing what it’s like to have “champagne taste and a beer budget.” Keeping quality and price in mind, Rolling Cowboys offers cyclists of all levels highly innovative bicycle brands perfectly suited to your preferences. This LA bike shop even offers layaway options for up to 90 days. The best part about Rolling Cowboys is the free service for the first year that comes along with your bike purchase.
Pure Fix Cycles
713 N. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
This innovative and environmentally conscious bike shop offers cyclists high-quality fixed gear bikes at unbeatable prices. Bicycles come in a variety of color schemes that are always rotating and are built with simplicity, efficiency and, most importantly, safety in mind. Pure Fix Cycles adheres to federally recognized bike safety standards and assembles its bicycles using the industry’s most trusted materials. The customer service here is said to be pretty superior.
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4051 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Wheel World is a family-owned bike shop serving the greater Los Angeles area since 1945. With an extensive selection that ranges from clothing and gear to parts and accessories as well as some of the biggest brands in cycling, Wheel World is a one-stop shop for all of your cycling needs. You can shop online or in person. This LA bike shop even offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Orange 20 Bikes
4351 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
LA Weekly readers voted Orange 20 Bikes as 2012′s best bike shop in Los Angeles. This hip, urban bike shop has a knowledgeable and helpful staff and offers a full suite of services that includes shopping, maintenance and repairs. It’s owned and operated by a couple of bicycle riders themselves who used to be volunteers at Bicycle Kitchen. The best part about Orange 20 Bikes is how involved it is in the bike community, sponsoring bicycle-related events all throughout Los Angeles.
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