Best Bike Shops In Orange County

August 17, 2015 6:00 AM

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Warm weather is steadily approaching and that means it’s time to head outdoors and get a good feel for nature. What better way to connect to the outdoors than with a nice bike trail? Whether you’re out of bikes or just looking to purchase a new one, Orange County has some of the best bike shops this side of town. Here is a list of the best bike shops in OC.
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(credit: Bob Sattler)


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

Your good old classic bike shop, Santiago Cycling has been dispensing bicycles to the Tustin community for over 15 years. As soon as you walk into the retro-inspired shop, your eyes will wander to the hundreds of newly minted bikes spread across the ground floor. You will then notice the many biking components, parts, gear and clothing that line the store. Bike lovers will also be happy to know that Santiago Cycling carries bikes from some of the best manufacturers around including Trek, Bianchi and Electra. The customer service offered here rivals none, and the price tags are approachable, which very well means you could be going home with a brand new bike after your first visit.

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(credit: Lous S./Yelp)


Surf City Beach Cruisers
19171 Magnolia St., Suite 17
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 321-4408
www.surfcitybeachcruisers.com

Be prepared to be ooed and awed by some of the most aesthetically pleasing bikes in Southern California. You’ll share in this sentiment after stopping by Surf City Beach Cruisers located in Huntington Beach. Not just any bike shop, Surf City Beach Cruisers prides itself on taking biking to the next level. Offering everything from beach cruisers to vintage-inspired bikes, in a world of different models and styles, Surf City Beach Cruisers allows bike lovers to turn their idea of the perfect bike into their next take-home ride. In addition to the wealth of bikes, Surf City also specializes in bike accessories and add-ons such as baskets, seat covers, liners, bells, locks, lights and more. Stop by Surf City Beach Cruisers and get a taste of Huntington Beach’s original bike shop.

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(credit: A Road Bike 4U)


A Road Bike 4U
Main St. and Red Hill Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 752-2080
www.aroadbike4u.com

Located in Irvine, A Road Bike 4 U is the bike shop to go to when you prefer to rent a bike versus buying (although you can buy one too) at competitive price rates. You can also come in for bike repairs if need be, and to purchase a variety of bike parts to fine tune your bike. A Road Bike 4 U also caters to the full biking experience selling snacks, outdoor gear and other bike stuff.

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(credit: Path Bike Shop)


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

The path that will lead you to arguably the best bike shop around is in Tustin at The Path Bike Shop. You’ll uncover top-rated services for all of your biking excursions, including a shop furnished with the most uncommon biking parts around (where else will you find Black Market Underboss Stems in cobalt blue?). The Path Bike Shop also has announcements for various exciting events that take place in the shop throughout the year. Past free events include the Women’s Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic where attendees received free bicycle instruction and lessons, refreshments and take-home swag and MTB Rides where bikers can ride along bike trails set up by the shop. For more information on free events, visit the website.

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(credit: Papa Wheelie)


Papa Wheelie
6949 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92845
(714) 894-7272
www.papwheeliebicycles.com

A very friendly bicycle shop located in Garden Grove, Papa Wheelie offers a full range of bicycles, bicycle parts and equipment with welcoming service in a nifty little spot. Papa Wheelie is among the few bike shops in Orange County that offers a full bike service menu at affordable rates. Services include safety check, tune and clean, frame build-up and scooter service. Opens seven days a week, you can come in to Papa Wheelie and expect a suitable supply of bikes in addition to excellent customer service.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.