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31 best bike shops in Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 24, 2016 4:18 am 479

Love or hate those bike lanes, you’ve got to admit cyclists in Vancouver have it pretty good – especially when it comes to bike shops.

Cycling stores abound in this city – so if you find yourself with a puncture or simply decide it’s time to trade up, there are lot of options.

So here are 31 bike shops where you can get your bike fixed or just buy a new one in Vancouver.

Bike Doctor

  • What: Bike Doctor and owner/operator Paul Bogaert has been a hub of the local biking community for 25 years. Aimed at city bikers, Bike Doctor offers repairs and sales of new bikes, carrying many brands including Norco, Devinci, Yuba and Raleigh.
  • Where: 137 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm

VanCycle

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  • What: Locally-owned VanCycle’s service truck brings a full-service shop to your home, workplace, or other location, or pick up your bike if that’s easier. All repairs are done in the truck, with an extensive line of bike parts and accessories available.
  • Where: Wherever you are, in Vancouver.
  • When: This is up to you. Call 778-881-FAST (3278) to book.

Velofix

  • What: Velofix mobile bike repair service was founded in 2012 in Vancouver, but has now spread throughout Canada. Simply book a service and their expert local bike mechanic will come to you and fix your bike right there in their Mobile Bike Shop van.
  • Where: Wherever you are, in Vancouver or Richmond.
  • When: Appointment slots start as early as 8 am, and finish at as late as 7:30 pm, depending on availability and which day you choose.

Ride On

  • What: This chain of bike sales and repair shops has locations in Kitsilano, Main and Marpole and not only offer tune ups for your bike, but also your skis and snowboard! Plus you can choose from new and used bikes if you want to upgrade.
  • Where: 
    • Ride On Again – 2255 West Broadway, Vancouver
    • Ride On Main – 2180 Main Street, Vancouver
    • Ride On Marpole – 8722 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: All stores open from 11 am to 6:30 pm every day

Tandem Bike Cafe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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  • What: Yes, Vancouver’s first bike cafe will service your bike while you grab a coffee. There’s no appointment needed for bike repairs, just take it in, then sit down with a sandwich while you wait. Occasionally, you’ll even find a used bike for sale out front.
  • Where: 3195 Heather Street, Vancouver
  • When: 
    • Bike repairs – Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm
    • Cafe – Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, weekends, 10 am to 4 pm

Our Community Bikes

Beat the summer crowds and learn to fix your bike this spring #ourcommunitybikes #mechaniclife

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  • What: Our Community Bikes is a collectively run repair shop, bike recycling depot and an educational space for people who wish to repair their own bikes or learn how to do so. They stock new and used parts, and their mechanics will do their best to help.
  • Where: 2429 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Open every day, from 11 am to 6 pm

Reckless

  • What: Reckless aims to be a welcoming place for friendly advice and top-quality cycling products, including bikes from Marin, Devinci, Brodie, Raleigh, and Linus. They also offer services from tune-ups to custom wheel and bike building.
  • Where:
    • 1810 Fir Street, Vancouver
    • 110 Davie Street, Vancouver
    • 1357 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When: Hours vary according to location, with the following guaranteed opening times across all stores: Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Simon’s Bike Shop

  • What: Simon’s Bike Shop has been outfitting riders for more than 20 years, specializing in Rocky Mountain and specialized road & mountain bikes. Parts, accessories, repairs, and rentals are also on offer.
  • Where: 608 Robson St, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm

Union Street Cycle

A few more of the wheels on sale! #origin8 #velocity #vancouver #bikevancouver #singlespeed

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  • What: This custom bike studio builds one-of-a-kind, high quality road, cyclocross, touring, randonneuring, fixed gear, single speed, and commuter bikes. They also provide a range installation and repair options, plus hand-built wheels.
  • Where: 247 Union St, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sundays and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm

Bikes For All

  • What: Bikes For All has more than 300 new bikes for sale at any given time, as well as a range of used bikes on offer too. Plus it has a full-service bike workshop and will lend you a bike for free to help you get around while yours is being repaired.
  • Where: 112 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Bikes On Robson

  • What: Bikes On Robson carries Devinci, Fuji and Single bikes, as well as offering rentals, tune-ups, repairs, parts and accessories. They’ll even customize and design your fixie/single speed bike too if you like.
  • Where: 1531 Robson St., Vancouver
  • When: Every day from 9 am to 6 pm

Bicicletta Pro Shop

Attention to detail. Painters tape on brake track helps keep the glue where it should be! #tubulars #Easton

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  • What: Bicicletta Pro Shop specializes in road and triathlon and features top tier brands such as Cervelo, Felt, Colnago, and BMC. They also sell parts, accessories and apparel, carrying Rapha, Assos, Couer, Mavic, 2XU, Gore and POC.
  • Where: 233 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm, closed on stat holidays

Bicycle Sports Pacific

  • What: Bicycle Sports Pacific claims to be the largest Trek and Cannondale dealer in BC. They also carry Mirraco BMX bikes and Chariot trailers, and wide range of commuterm cruiser and hybrid bikes. Fitting, repairs and rental also available.
  • Where: 999 Pacific Street – Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

JV Bike

  • What: JV Bike is an independent bicycle store in the heart of downtown, servicing urban cyclists with a wide range of bikes – from road, cross, touring, commuter, urban and cruiser bikes, to folding and electric bikes. Fitting, repairs and rental available.
  • Where: 929 Expo Boulevard – Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

More Bikes

  • What: More Bikes are family-owned bike shops offering sales, repair and rental services for commuters, family, road and mountain bikers, simply for the enjoyment of riding. Bikes available include Rocky Mountain, Kona, Colnago, Look, and Opus.
  • Where:
    • 3332 Shrum Lane at UBC Wesbrook Village, Vancouver
    • 1856 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: 
    • Shrum Lane – Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm
    • 4th Ave – Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Spokes

  • What: Spokes is a family run business that has served tourists and locals alike for over 75 years. Although it’s main business is rentals, Spokes also sells used bikes, all bikes sales come with a 30 day mechanical warranty.
  • Where: 1798 W. Georgia St, Vancouver
  • When: Hours change seasonally dependent on daylight but as of November, Spokes is open 9 am to 5:30 pm every day

Giant

  • What: Giant is small but jam-packed with handcrafted commuter, racer, road or mountain bikes for sale, plus a myriad of accessories. Their skilled technicians also service and repair all types of Giant bicycles.
  • Where: 1717 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Dunbar Cycles

  • What: Dunbar Cycles is a full-service bike shop, offering a full range of hybrids, road bikes, downhill and all-mountain bikes, all from industry-leading brands like Specialized, Devinci, Transition and Intense.
  • Where: 195 W Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Comor

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  • What: You might be more familiar with Comor for their ski and snowboard selection, but they also sell road, urban, mountain and cruiser bikes. Take one for a test ride, or rent your favourite and join the Comor cycling club for a ride.
  • Where: 1766 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, Sundays and holidays, 11 am to 5 pm

West Point Cycles

  • What: West Point Cycles claims to be BC’s oldest bicycle retailer, opening its doors in 1930. The family-owned business now has four different locations, all selling a huge range of mountain bikes, accessories, and parts, and offering service and fitting.
  • Where: 
    • West 10th – 3771 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
    • Kerrisdale – 6069 West Blvd, Vancouver
    • Multisport – 3780 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
    • Main St. – 215 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Hours are the same at every location – Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm

Different Bikes

  • What: Different Bikes offers a huge range of urban and specialty bike brands including Giant, Rocky Mountain, Kona, Knolly, Ibis, Look, Pinarello, Yeti, Niner, Parlee, and Moots. They’ll also fit, repair and service your bike too.
  • Where: 1421 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays and holidays, from 11 am to 5 pm

Mighty Riders

  • What: The people at Mighty Riders pride themselves on doing things differently. Not only will they sell or build you a bike and fit it, they’ll also do repairs – but if you want an instant fix, you’ll need to be nice and “bring beer, baked goods or fine deli meats.”
  • Where: 10 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Dream Cycle

  • What: Dream Cycle only sell steel frame bikes – that’s chromoly or Molybdenum – and work closely with you to design the exact bike for your needs. They’re also very green – in the busy season, they produce less than two bags of garbage a month.
  • Where: 10 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Speed Theory

  • What: Speed Theory is a specialty shop, run my passionate riders, aimed at triathletes and cyclists, selling high-end road, cyclocross, triathalon and track bikes. They also do tune ups and sell other gear needed by triathletes.
  • Where: 2616 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Kissing Crows Cyclery

  • What: The imaginatively named Kissing Crows Cyclery is a full-service shop, no appointment needed. It also sells high end bikes, and builds stout commuter wheels, dynamo wheels, and high end carbon race wheels.
  • Where: 4562 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm

The World Cycles

  • What: The World Cycles offers full service of most makes and models of bike, plus sales of unique vintage bikes. Owner Danu Huber is also the inventor and founder of HUKK BIKES, a quality downhill mountain bike, and aims to do things differently.
  • Where: 3565 Commercial Street (off Commercial Drive at 18th), Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday to Thursday, 11 am to 6 pm, Friday, 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday and Monday

Super Champion

  • What: The folks at Super Champion call it a specialty bike shop, but they’ll do repairs on pretty much anything. Binner bikes are their specialty, but they also love road, track, fixed, SS, and vintage.
  • Where: 245 Main St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from noon to 5 pm, closed Mondays

The Standard

  • What: The Standard is your friendly neighbourhood bicycle repair shop, mechanic owned and operated. Same day or appointment service is available, specializing in road and mountain bikes, from custom wheel builds to fork overhauls.
  • Where: 751 Gore Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 6 pm (NOTE – this shop is closing forever on December 1, 2016!)

Cambie Cycles

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  • What: Cambie Cycles offers recumbent bikes (the ones where you get to sit in a laid-back recliner), velomobiles (also known as HPVs or bicycle cars), trikes, folding bikes, electric bikes, unicycles, and scooters. But they also do repairs if you need them.
  • Where: 3317 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: Monday to Wednesday, plus Friday and Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm

Bikes On The Drive

  • What: Bikes On The Drive is moving to a new location, but it’s still a community-oriented shop that specializes in making biking fun for everyone, whether you want to ride to the store, around the Sea Wall, race competitively, or go long distance touring.
  • Where: 1574 East Hastings, Vancouver (previously located at 1350 Commercial Dr, Vancouver until end of October, 2016)
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm

Sidesaddle

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  • What: Sidesaddle is a locally owned, community-oriented independent bike shop, offering quality bicycles, cycling gear, and clothing for cruising, racing, commuting, and touring, plus service and repair, with a focus on female riders.
  • Where: 2496 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm, Monday closed

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