Top Bike Shops In Houston

April 15, 2014 8:00 AM

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With recent renovations and upgrades to Houston’s bike lanes and trails, bicycling in the city is bigger than ever. Whether you are a first-time cyclist or you have been biking for years, you need to know the best places around town to get your bike and all of the gear you need for a safe ride. Check out some of Houston’s top spots below or in last year’s article on the Best Cycle Shops in Houston.
Bike Barn
5339 Weslayan St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 432-7720
www.bikebarn.com

Bike enthusiasts in the Houston area have several choices for Bike Barn locations. This local chain serves the Houston area with seven stores, but you won’t find Bike Barns outside of Houston. These stores regularly host bike rides as well as offer assistance with finding and fitting you with the perfect bike, done at the Custom Fit Store in the Westlayan location. Bike Barn’s appointment-only Custom Fit Store uses the fitting system from the Serotta International Cycling Institute, which ensures that you get a perfect fit for your bicycle.

Related: Best Cycle Shops In Houston

Bike World of Houston
14536 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 556-0923
www.bicycleworldofhouston.com

This full-service bike shop has four bike fitters for you to make an appointment with to get a custom bike fitting before purchasing your bike. The store also has incredible package deals on bikes, helmets and other gear for beginners or experienced riders. If you want to learn how to fix and maintain your bike after you buy it, check out some of Bike World of Houston’s bike repair classes, and you can try out your new bike on some of the community rides this shop offers.

Bikesport
2909 Joanel St.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 850-0250
www.bikesport.com

Bikesport is a great bicycle shop for beginners who may be nervous about walking into a bike store. The staff will answer all of your questions and help you find the exact gear and type of bike you want. As at other specialty bike shops, bike fitting is available here. This store stocks bikes that include kids’ bikes, cyclocross, mountain, hybrid, road, comfort and commuter bikes. If you prefer to custom build your bike, you can get frames, wheels and other bike parts here, too.

Daniel Boone Cycles
5318 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 526-7011
www.danielboonecycles.com

Daniel Boone Cycles has been serving Houston’s cyclists since 1968, making it the oldest bicycle store in town, and the Houston Bicycle Museum owes its existence to Daniel Boone Cycles, which is one of the founding sponsors. If you are looking to save money on a bike, consider getting a used one from Daniel Boone Cycles, which is one of the few bike shops in town to offer used bicycles. This store also sells new bikes from most of the popular brands, and the salespeople can order a specific bike if you don’t see it in the shop.

Related: Best Used Sporting Goods Stores In Houston

Blue Line Bicycle Laboratory
3302 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 802-1707
www.bluelinebikelab.com

If your bicycle tastes run to an eclectic mixture of designs beyond the normal road and mountain bikes, check out the quirky experts at Blue Line Bike Laboratory, housed inside of a former grocery store in the Heights. This store sells standard road and mountain bikes, but it also stocks town bikes, commuter bikes, fixies and many other specialty bicycles. Some of the brands carried at Blue Line Bike Laboratory include Scott, Electra, Redline, Jamis and Kona. This is the place to shop for an unusual bike that will be unlike anything other cyclists are riding around town.

Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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