Montlake Bicycle Shop

★★★★☆
  • 2223 24th Ave E

    Seattle, WA 98112

    Map & Directions
  • 206-329-7333

About Montlake Bicycle Shop

Categories
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike Rental
  • Tours & Excursions
Details
  • Bike Rental
Hours
M-F 10am-7pm, Sa 9am-5pm, Su 10am-4pm
Emails
  • neil@montlakebike.com
Year Established
  • 1980
Keywords
  • bikes
  • bike repair
  • active wear
  • bike rental
  • bike routes seattle
  • bike riding classes
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • Bikes
  • Bike Repair
  • active wear
  • Bike Rental
  • Bike Classes
Languages
  • English

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      If you love bikes, i recommend that you visit this place. You'll not get dissapointed with the bikes you can find here. If you are lucky, you might even find an item for sale.

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      If you love bikes, i recommend that you visit this place. You'll not get dissapointed with the bikes you can find here. If you are lucky, you might even find an item for sale.

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      The Montlake Bike shop has a nice selection of bikes, accessories, gloves, and other biking gear. The employees are very knowledgeable and aren't too pushy.

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      The Montlake Bike shop has a nice selection of bikes, accessories, gloves, and other biking gear. The employees are very knowledgeable and aren't too pushy.

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      I completely agree with the first reviewer. The store is reasonably sized, but really is a neighborhood shop. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It's a low-pressure environment that at the same time offers the help and information that you need to find a bike that will work for you.

      The prices are reasonable, and the models range from local brands such as Raleigh to more expensive foreign imports such as Cannondale. You can test drive any bike any time--in fact, they'll probably insist.

      Go here if you want to get some great customer service in a low-pressure environment.

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      ★★★★☆

      I completely agree with the first reviewer. The store is reasonably sized, but really is a neighborhood shop. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It's a low-pressure environment that at the same time offers the help and information that you need to find a bike that will work for you.

      The prices are reasonable, and the models range from local brands such as Raleigh to more expensive foreign imports such as Cannondale. You can test drive any bike any time--in fact, they'll probably insist.

      Go here if you want to get some great customer service in a low-pressure environment.

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      In a city with tons of bike shops, none come close to the service and selection at Montlake Bikes in Montlake (just south of the Lake Washington Ship Canal on 24th). This small neighborhood bike shop has a huge selection and every single person working there is an avid biker with lots of knowledge. You can get a good deal on a great bike there, and it's a one stop shop for getting maintenance done, especially if you have a higher end bike. I bought a great Canondale Mountain Bike there a few years ago and always got awesome service when I brought it in for tune ups. They also rent bikes (nice models, not cheap stuff) for a day or weekend which is a great option if you have people coming to town and you want to take them on a ride.

      PROS: great staff, full maintenance shop, good selection of high quality bikes
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      ★★★★☆

      In a city with tons of bike shops, none come close to the service and selection at Montlake Bikes in Montlake (just south of the Lake Washington Ship Canal on 24th). This small neighborhood bike shop has a huge selection and every single person working there is an avid biker with lots of knowledge. You can get a good deal on a great bike there, and it's a one stop shop for getting maintenance done, especially if you have a higher end bike. I bought a great Canondale Mountain Bike there a few years ago and always got awesome service when I brought it in for tune ups. They also rent bikes (nice models, not cheap stuff) for a day or weekend which is a great option if you have people coming to town and you want to take them on a ride.

      PROS: great staff, full maintenance shop, good selection of high quality bikes
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      Message from Montlake Bicycle Shop

      Neil Wechsler- Owner

      I learned about the bicycle business in Urbana, Illinois. I was Paul Nicholson's first employee at his small bike shop in the 1970's. It was not a very conventional business. You could say Paul's Bike Shop was a throwback to a pre-corporate style of retail store, and at the same time he was definitely way ahead of his time. With just two of us working, and with both of us in graduate school, there were only so many customers that we could help each day. Therefore Paul established a rule: we were not to sell more than four bikes per week. Over twenty five years before bike fitting became the buzz word in bike stores nationwide, Paul wanted to make sure we had time to properly set up each Motobecane, Mercian and Austro-Daimler 10 speed that we sold. He insisted that the bike fit each customer to give them the most comfortable and efficient ride.

      In 1980 my wife, Mary, and I left Illinois and went on a bicycle camping trip from Scotland to Sicily, and then moved to Seattle to look for a spot to open our new bicycle store. Like Paul I started the store as small as could be, with no employees. Over the years Montlake Bicycle Shop has gradually grown to become a medium size store with an outstanding staff and a full spectrum of products and services. The equipment that we sell has changed enormously since the '70s, but the way my staff and I do business is not much different from how Paul and I operated. We do the very best job we can to see that each customer's bike suits their needs functionally, works properly and fits comfortably. More than anything we try to help you enjoy bike riding as much as we always have.

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