Best Bike Shops In Orange County

March 30, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Santiago Cycling)

(credit: Santiago Cycling)

(credit: Two Wheels One Planet)

(credit: Two Wheels One Planet)


It’s time to knock the rust off and get your bike road ready. With friendly service, knowledgeable technicians, and reasonable prices,  you may just find your new favorite bike shop. Whether you need a complete overhaul or to just fix a flat, these local shops will get racers, kids, and commuters ready in time for all the warm weather rides.

(credit: The Path Bike Shop)

(credit: The Path Bike Shop)


The Path Bike Shop
215 W. 1st St., #102
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784
www.thepathbikeshop.com

Located just east of the 55 Freeway on First Street, the Path Bike Shop is widely recognized for its top-notch service. Voted one of bicycling.com’s 100 best bike shops, you can get bike tuning from basic to pro level, in addition to custom builds and bike fit services. With tools that span the years and service parts in stock, no job is too big or too small for the technicians at The Path. Appointment scheduling is available for faster turnaround times, or just call to get an estimated wait time for the service you need.

(credit: Rock N' Road Cyclery)

(credit: Rock N’ Road Cyclery)


Rock N’ Road Cyclery
5701 Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
(714) 998-2453
www.rocknroadcyclery.net

Located just south of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, Rock N’ Road Cyclery was voted one of Bicycle Retailer’s top 100 retailers in 2012. The service technicians at Rock N’ Road boast decades of experience, and some have worked as race mechanics for cycling teams. With three additional locations throughout Orange County, this exemplary service is sure to be close by when you need it. In addition to fixing flats and overhauling entire bikes, appointments can be scheduled for a bike fit session that includes pedal stroke and riding position assessment.

(credit: Santiago Cycling)

(credit: Santiago Cycling)


Santiago Cycling
115 Prospect Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 544-6091
www.santiagocycling.com

Situated just north of I-5 and just a few blocks south of Columbus Tustin Park, Santiago Cycling has been supporting the dedicated road cyclist since 1997. Santiago takes pride in their friendly customer service and family-based approach to cycling. Catering to all kinds of customers, Santiago stocks and services all kinds of bikes, from high-end road bikes to children’s bikes. For down-to-earth, friendly service for racers, commuters, and family cycling, Santiago Cycling can’t be beat.

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(credit: Bicycle Discovery)

(credit: Bicycle Discovery)


Bicycle Discovery
8800 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 841-1366
www.bicycle-discovery.com

Priding itself as a “real family store”, Bicycle Discovery is the perfect place to get your family outfitted for spring cycling. Their service manager and lead technician each have over forty years of experience, and with six work stations, Bicycle Discovery guarantees a 24-hour turnaround time on service from October to May on bikes ranging from top of the line road bikes to department store bargains. Service times during peak riding months may take a day or two. With all kinds of bikes in stock, and a wide variety of service packages available, Bicycle Discovery will get your race team or your family ready to ride.

(credit: Two Wheels One Planet)

(credit: Two Wheels One Planet)


Two Wheels One Planet
420 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-7717
www.twowheelsoneplanet.com

Fifty years at the same location says a lot about the reliability of service you’ll get at Two Wheels One Planet. Their versatile service techs can handle all types of bikes, from BMX, road, and mountain bikes, all the way down to an old school 1970’s Schwinn. In addition to their in-store services, the Two Wheels One Planet website is extremely educational and packed with many easy to do self-service tips. If more extensive work is necessary, free in-store estimates are provided. For even more convenience, appointments can be scheduled for quick turnaround times, and be sure to check out their website for monthly specials.

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David McDonald is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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