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road bike shops in D.C.?(6 posts)

road bike shops in D.C.?jakerider
Jul 11, 2001 12:53 PM
visiting wash d.c. next week and I have about a half day to kill. Any decent roadbike shops in town?
re: road bike shops in D.C.?brian n
Jul 11, 2001 1:29 PM
there are two very good ones right next to each other on M street in Georgetown, though I forget their names. There is another bike shop that used to be good one block away but I haven't been to it in a few years.

To get to them:
Go up M street away from DC towards Maryland. Abot two blocks past the Georgetown park mall they will be on your right. Hard to miss. Lots of Colnagos and other high priced stuff. The one shop does a decent amount of track goodies, even though the closest velodrome is 3.5 hours north (and they're not selling to meesengers, how many messengers do you know with campy record track on their work bikes???)!
Revolution Cycles.......Car Magnet
Jul 11, 2001 2:12 PM
Revolution does the real high end stuff (with all the K street lawyers and corrupt err.. cheating senators around, who cares about price?) The other shop is Big Wheel bikes (not quite sure) which caters to the more pedestrian crowd. Both are within a couple of blocks from Georgetown Park Mall on M street (the Washingtonians Rodeo Drive)
re: road bike shops in D.C.?Scott B
Jul 11, 2001 2:55 PM
Try Spokes, Etc., on Quaker Lane on the Arlington/Alexandria border. Good folks (a buddy of mine works there), one of the top 5 or 10 Serotta dealers in the country, lots of good high-end stuff.
ditto Spokes. Maybe I'm wrong, but more of Spokes' trafficbill
Jul 11, 2001 4:49 PM
than the shops in G-town (which are nice shops, don't get me wrong, nice folks, good stuff) seems to be made up of racers. Revolution is high on Waterfords, Pro Shop has the Colnagos, and Spokes has the Sevens and Serrottas. Bianchi's and Treks are everywhere. Big Wheel is run by a guy who admittedly could give a sh*t about bikes, which makes it hard for me to spend any money there (but they do rent a lot of bikes).
Lets not forget citybikesDuane Gran
Jul 11, 2001 5:03 PM
My personal favorite is Revolution Cycles (M & 35th street, 202.965.3601). Another good shop is citybikes (www.citybikes.com) in Adams Morgan, however they cater more to casual riders and couriers, but their service area is very good.

If you are going to be in the area you might want to hook with one of the many good group rides in the area. Let me know and I'll hook you up with the info.