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Best Bike Shops In Detroit

April 15, 2014 9:00 AM

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Detroit is becoming a bike-friendly city, and with that, a ton of outstanding bicycle companies and shops have been established to serve the growing community of local cyclists. Whether an avid cycler or an enthusiast, when looking for the perfect bike, check out the shops below. These cycling experts can help you find ‘the one.’ If you want to expand the search, click here to find additional bike shops covered previously.
Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop and Downtown Detroit Bike Shop
1420 Fisher Freeway E.
Detroit, MI 48207
(248) 238-4604
www.downtown-bikeshop.com

Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop has opened a second location, and both are great places to stop in to find a new bike. The staff is extremely knowledgable and will help you find the bike of your dreams. Choose whichever location is convenient and inside tons of new and used bikes are in stock, including Detroit Bikes, Fult, Inelli, Shimano and more. The shops also carry bike parts and accessories, and offer repair services available for just about any type of cycle.

Wheelhouse Detroit 
1340 E. Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 656-2453
www.wheelhousedetroit.com

Wheelhouse Detroit is a great source for biking enthusiasts of all levels. This shop is known around town as at the best place to rent bicycles for a spin around the city, but Wheelhouse now sells Detroit Bikes. Stop by to check out the line of cycles from this stellar shop.

Shinola
441 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 285-2390
www.shinola.com

Riders looking to coast along city streets or over the river and through the woods should head over to Shinola to take a vintage-inspired cycle for a spin. This luxury bike maker creates well-designed bicycles manufactured in the city. If you are seeking a show-stopper, then this is the shop for you. Roll through town on a piece of art; the workmanship is impeccable and each time you put the pedal to the metal, the ride is smooth and will give you that peaceful, easy feeling.

Bike Tech Inc.
18401 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48236
(313) 884-2453
www.biketech.us

If you are in the market for a new, used or vintage bike, this is the spot to check out. This shop has been around since 1985 for a reason. It offers a variety of brands and styles to fit different cycling needs. A variety of bike gear and accessories are in stock. The staff is beyond friendly, and extremely helpful. Employees will gladly answer questions and suggest models to try out. Bike Tech also does tune-ups and repairs.

Related: Best Bike Repair In Detroit

Tree Fort Bikes 
1866 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 484-9999
www.treefortbikes.com

Buy, build or get your bike repaired at Tree Fort Bikes. The shop carries a wide range of cycles, including road and mountain bikes, cycles for recreation and sport and even bicycles for children. An array of brands can be found in stock, including Detroit Bikes, and other standbys like Giant, Haro and Salsa Cycles. The very helpful staff will happily answer any questions customers have, and make recommendations based on exactly what each person is looking for. The staff understands that everyone is different and will point you in the right direction. This shop also carries a massive amount of parts and accessories online.

Detroit Mercantile Company 
3434 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 831-9000
www.detroitmercantile.com

It is worth noting that another great company creates bikes – the Detroit Bicycle Company. These custom bikes are beautifully designed and built by hand. Different styles can be found throughout town at various retailers, such as the Detroit Mercantile Company, or can be ordered through the Detroit Bicycle Company website.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.
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