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Local Bike Shop by http://flickr.com/photos/chainsawpanda/Where do you buy your ‘cross stuff? Sure, there are the various online channels, but do you have a local bike store that carries cyclocross bikes, tires, and knows a little about the sport? Perhaps a shop that sponsors a race? We’re looking for your input on shops in your area that should be carrying our mag.

Of course we’d like our mag in every bike shop, but one of the challenges as a small little upstart organization is making sure we’re spending our time well. So rather than randomly going after all shops in some areas we’re unfamiliar with, we’d love your input on which stores should be next on our list to distribute our mag and hopefully build more awareness of the sport in the process.

Drop us a comment below or email us, with your suggestion (the more info the better – shop name, location, contact person if you know). Or ask for our mag next time you’re in there. If it leads to a sale, we’ll hook you up. Thanks for your suggestions!

 

 

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16 comments
deb
deb

Gregg’s Cycle would be a great place to carry the magazine, family-owned with three stores and have been in Seattle for 50 years or more. Gregg’s Greenlake is the flagship store. They also sponsor a ‘cross team. Also Old Towne Cycle, with stores in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Also sponsor a ‘cross team.

bsegal
bsegal

Cyclers Cafe in Louisville<KY. They are owned by a CX and Mtn Bike racer, they not only carry bikes and parts, but they have a ton of input that they are happy to share. Their mechanic understand the abuse that cross puts on equipment because he races, so he know how help and not just sell you more and more expensive stuff. Last Friday the owner and mechanic spent a long time talking me out of an expensive purchase I didnt need to make, and into a less expensive one that would work out better i the long run.
And they are a restraunt(killer burritos) where sitting around after a ride, having a beer and some dinner around bikes and bike culture is the norm.
How can I help you guys get your mag in there? perfect environment for you.

Logan Owen
Logan Owen

In WA. State I shop at kitsap sports in Silverdale WA. and Silverdale cyclery and of course and one of the biggest is Center Cycle in Renton,WA. all of these places are full of bikes knowledge and gear for all your needs

john
john

We have a great one Kinetic Systems in Clarkston Michigan. The sponsor our local Michigan KTR Double Cross UCI race. Paint Creek Bicycles is another one that promotes cross.

Dr. Pete
Dr. Pete

I am writing in response to CX Magazine's call for input on great cyclocross shops on your website. I really appreciate the opportunity to give my team's shop sponsor, and it's owner, a shout-out for their support of cyclocross. Our team, Team E Mortgage Strategy, has had the good fortune of being supported financially and otherwise by Patt Drawe, owner of the title sponsor company as well as our shop sponsor Alpha Bicycle Shop. Alpha Bicycle is located in Centennial, Colorado at 6838 Yosemite Street. Patt has underwritten our 10 member, Masters Cyclocross Team (that's right…CROSS only!!) to the tune of new Van Dessel "Gin & Trombones" frames, full CapoForma kits, free shop labor and killer deals on shop products; now that's a commitment to cross!!

The shop has very skilled wrenches, and is extremely reasonable regarding the cost of labor. They carry some of the more eclectic and fun lines of bikes, including Spot Brand (a local company going national with their belt-drive single-speeds), Surly, and Van Dessel to name a few. The also carry hard-to-get brands of equipment like Uvex Helmets and Schwalbe tires. Most importantly, both Patt and the shop manager Matt race cross, making them go-to guys for all needs cross.

I hope that you understand how unique it is for a shop to give a bunch of old cross fanatics this level of cross-specific support, and what it says about the shop's commitment to cyclocross as a passion!! Thanks for the opportunity to give them the props they deserve. Anyone in the Denver, CO area (or around the country, for that matter) can see some of their work at www.alphabicycle.com.

michael
michael

Biowheels is the big cross
shop. They host several teams as well.

Tom
Tom

Naults Cyclery in Manchester, NH. They help sponsor the the Sucker Brook Cross race which is becoming a favorite in New England. Jack Chapman is the promoter of the race and rides for Naults I think. Great service too.
Naults Cyclery 403 Second St Manchester, NH 03102 (603)-669-7993

NBCX-er
NBCX-er

Main Street Bikes in Carpentersville, IL. Also puts on a fantastic CX race in town, and part of the Chicago CX Cup series.
Prices are competetive and the coffee and service are second to none.

Jim_Rowan
Jim_Rowan

Canyon Sports in Salt Lake City, great sponsors of CX series and donate bikes for kids to race on. An awesome supporter of the sport.
Saturday Cycles in Bountiful.
Bountiful Bicycle and Binghams Cyclery from all over the Wasatch front.

These are some of the great shops that I have worked with and are there week in and week out.

cx visitor
cx visitor

I have two favorite shops both owned by cyclocross pro`s,

Erik Tonkin
Sellwood Cycle

Molly Cameron
The Velo Shop

Both in Portland Oregon!

James
James

Evolution Pro Bike in PA

William
William

iBikes in Rocklin, Sharp Bicycles in Roseville, City Bike Works in Sacramento, The Bicycle Business in Sacramento. All are good shops.

CXM
CXM

Sweet, thanks Scott. FYI, River City should have a bunch in stock in a couple days...

Scott Ballard
Scott Ballard

River City Bikes, Cyclepath, Veloce Cycles - Portland OR, get your mag in here all the riders shop at these stores.

Joe
Joe

Veloshop in portland...molly's cool shop.

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