APEX Cycles & Service


716.jpg716 2nd Street, Downtown Davis, CA 95616apex1.jpgCurtin Family 2010.jpgAaron, 'lil Aaron, Princess & Alex2010 MAsh.JPG2010-2011 Cinelli MashLow Prototype.JPG2014 Prototype, Only 4 in existence and APEX has them allJeff's Converted Basso.JPGBasso ConversionPrecursa build.jpgDolan PreCursa 2010Aaron, Aaron & Alex '08.JPGAaron Chase w/ 'lil Aaron & Alex '08Aaron, Aaron & Alex w_ Jeff.JPGAaron, 'lil Aaron & Alex w/ Jeff Lenosky '081st Race.JPG'lil Aaron's first race... He got 4th place in a field of 40+ on his FIXED GEAR!!!

716 2nd Street
Next to Mother and Baby Source and Optical Phases
Summer Hours Winter Hours
Feb - Oct Nov - Jan
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Saturday
12:00pm - 4:00pm 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday Sunday
By Appointment By Appointment
Mobile Service and other times are available by appointment.
(530)475-2739 After Hours
(530)750-2453 Aaron's Desk
Web Site
Facebook Page
[WWW]APEX Cycles Facebook Page
<info AT apex-cycles DOT com>
Aaron.Curtin and Family (Princess, 'lil Aaron & Alex)
Home Business 2004, Shop 2006
Payment Method
Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Paypal, Davis Dollars
Services Offered
[WWW]Tune Up Price Chart

APEX Cycles & Service is a locally owned bike shop with the goal of keeping your bike on the road while saving you money. They are one of the only local shops to offer Student Discounts and Team Discounts. They are a proud sponsor of davisfixed, the Davis Bike Club and the Cal Aggie Cycling Team.

If you can't get your bike downtown, for a nominal fee, they provide Mobile Service & BIKE PICK-UP/DROP OFF, the only full service shop in town to do so.

"Don't let our small size fool you. We fix just about anything from old 3spd cruisers to full carbon TT bikes. We can get everything from 8spd freewheels to Zipp carbon wheels. If you need threads cut or chased, we are one of only 2 shops in town that have the proper tools to do the work... but at least we'll do it right the first time... Guaranteed." —Aaron.Curtin

They will work with almost any budget, to get you riding. If lack of money is a problem, they have some USED parts available or you can volunteer your time in the shop in exchange for labor credit. If you're nice enough, Aaron has been know to let you "buy now and pay later" with only a handshake.

They have all kinds of goodies for your bike. If you don't see it there, just ask, and Aaron will be happy to find it for you.

They are the only [WWW]AEROSPOKE dealer in the area and a great local source for [WWW]Chrome Bags. Almost all of the guys who work or hang out there have at least one of the bags or backpacks. So if you want to get some real world feedback on these great bags, this is the place to go.

They are an authorized dealer for NEW Aluminum, Steel, Titanium & Full Carbon Race frames from:

[WWW]6KU Bikes - Inexpensive steel fixed gear bikes
[WWW]Argon18 Bikes - Full Carbon, Aluminum, and Multi-material Road, Track, Cross & Time Trial
[WWW]Aventon Track Bikes - Aluminum Fixed Gear frames
[WWW]Biria Bicycles -Easy "Step Through" hybrid cruisers and comfort bikes
[WWW]Cinelli USA - Classic and modern Road and Track Frames
[WWW]Colnago Bikes - Classic and modern Road, CX and TT frames from one of the oldest names in cycling
[WWW]De Rosa - Boutique bikes to say the least, when you want the very best
[WWW]Kona Bikes - Full line of bikes from road to mountain to hybrids and kids bikes
[WWW]Lynskey Titanium Bikes - Hand made Titanium bikes for all disciplines
[WWW]Merckx Cycles - One of the greatest names in cycling history... Eddy Merckx is a legend
[WWW]Pake Bikes - Inexpensive Steel Track & CX frames
[WWW]Purefix Cycles - Inexpensive steel fixed gear bikes and aluminum track frames
[WWW]SOMA Fabrications - Quality Steel frames
[WWW]Stevens Bikes - Quality Road, TT, CX and Track bikes with full custom options
[WWW]Torelli Bikes - Handmade frames built in ITALY, semi and fully custom options, Road & Track

APEX does have a few used bikes on hand at any given time, but does not specifically specialize in the USED market. Used bikes are usually from the brands they are authorized to sell along with Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Cervelo, BMC, Schwinn, Fuji, Raleigh, Bianchi, Giant, Gary Fisher, KHS, K2, Jamis, Klein, Scott, Intense, Electra and other classic/vintage brands once sold new in other shops locally.

Careful though, as with buying anything used, they are not authorized dealers for some of these brands and may not be able to help you with any future manufacturer warranty issues, other than what they provide in the shop.

Custom 2012 Merckx EMX-5.JPGCustom 2012 Merckx EMX-5Sales Floor.JPGLots of goodies!!!.bikes.JPGMore goodies!!!Repair Shop.jpgEven more bicycle goodness!!!2011 Kona Cadabra.JPGMountain bikes too

The APEX "Family"

lance & me.jpg

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2013-02-06 00:47:16   I logged back into my davis wiki account just to comment on my recent experience with Aaron and APEX :D. My bike actually fell apart (crapped out is more accurate) on me after I got out of work on a Friday in front of the Bike Barn. The wheel practically popped off the back, gears wear jammed, and a spoke broke during the entire ordeal. I brought it to the bike barn to re-attach my wheel and get a quote for basic repairs to get it running again. They quoted me for something around 80-90 dollars.

I decided to push my bike all the way down town to APEX, since I had heard many great things about it. Aaron was very busy, but he took my bike and told me he could have my bike ready by the following Thursday. I ended up picking it up the following Friday, and he replaced my spokes, brakes, brake cable, re-aligned my tires, and did some other basic maintenance stuff and only charged ~$45 for everything (including labor). My bike now runs even better than when I got it (it's completely silent when I ride it!) —Jennyfish

2013-02-07 17:44:29   My husband and I brought our bikes in for tune-ups in December.

This is the only bike shop I have ever used that did not bother to call me to notify me that our bikes were ready. The owner told me they would be ready "Wednesday or Thursday." He failed to mention that he would be leaving town on Thursday and planned to close his shop down for a week, during the holiday. So even though after the fact he claimed the bikes were "ready" for pickup the Wednesday before Christmas, we weren't able to get our bikes back for a another 8 days, or about 2 weeks after the day we brought them in.

But what made me truly dissatisfied was the way the owner handled the situation. He wanted to place the blame on me. His attitude was I should have known to pick up our bikes. He said he had told us he would be away, but he never said anything about it. If he had told us I wouldn't have wasted my time by going to his shop twice, in person, leaving voicemails on the store phone, to no avail. I don't like lies, and I don't like excuses. The customer is not always right, but when the owner is in the wrong and doesn't own up to it, that's a red flag.

I am giving 2 stars, rather than 1, because the work on the bikes themselves was fine. —AliH

2013-04-22 11:53:51   My experience with Apex was excellent. My wife bought two tune-ups through Groupon, so I was sorta expecting the bare minimum from them. But no! Aaron was awesome and still went the extra mile with us. He was very pleasant and helpful on top of doing a great job on our bikes. Mine rides like it is new again. My wife had an issue with her gears, and he replaced a part for no additional labor cost (even though he had every right to!). This guy is very honest, knowledgeable, and hard-working, so I would highly recommend him (take advantage of any Groupon deals that may come up again!!). —heymaestro

2013-04-24 10:05:09   I am not a formal bike mechanic but I have been working on MTBs as a hobby since the 80's. Between my bikes and my friends bikes I must have several hundred hours of "wrenching" under my belt. That said there are still times when I need help. Chasing threads, frame re-alignment, pressing bearing cups etc. When I lived in the Bay Area my "go to" guy was Chris Robinson, an ex- 7/11 mechanic-owner of Robinson's Wheelworks. Knowing a real expert and getting real expert advice is critical when things get tough. (This is even more important if your "ride" cost as much as a cheapo car......).

That said, I ran into trouble on a complicated matter, threading a treadless steerer tube.

I contacted numerous shops in Davis and Sacramento. Only one shop was capaBLe of this task and they assured me "no problem", quoted a reasonable price and even guarantied the delivery date. Well this did not pan out, in fact after they jacked up the cost to do my request, I was then told my idea was impossible and multiple excuses were then thrown out to full discourage me from even attempting my "wild" idea.

Because the information being fed to me seemed to make no sense, I decided to bug Aaron at Apex with my trivial dilemma. He assured me that it was indeed trivial amd knowing that I was in a jam, Aaron said come on in. Within 45 minutes he did what I was told was IMPOSSIBLE. I suppose that given what I was told at the other shop, Aaron can perform miracles!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's my recommendation of Apex Cycles
Knowledge: A+
Ability: A+
Honesty: A+

2013-06-09 11:00:02   This place is the best. The owner was very helpful and thorough. I really appreciated all their help. I will definitely be returning to this shop again. —JustinWoo

2013-07-10 00:47:45   Aaron is a master at his craft a wonderful mechanic and business owner. Customer serviceis 5 star —bcartoscelli

2013-10-19 00:23:41   I'm not one to write strong reviews but the truth needs to be told - THERE IS NOT ONE REDEEMING FACTOR ABOUT THIS PLACE. I had to go in 3 different times just to get a simple bike tune up (that was not done well at all). The owner, Aaron, said they would have my bike ready by Tuesday but when I went in that day, I was told that they had not even started working on my bike yet. He said it would be done by the end of the day but when I went back, I ended up having to wait even longer for his assistant to finish changing my tube. As I'm biking off, I notice that THERE ARE STILL PROBLEMS - my headset was still out of alignment (& this was the key concern I had pointed, and he had ensured would get fixed).

To top things off, the customer service is TERRIBLE. It is basic salesmanship etiquette to inform customers beforehand if you are going to charge them an additional fee PRIOR to doing it. Instead, Aaron just casually slipped it in as I was leaving, that I would need to pay for the two tubes he had installed. If he had at least told me before putting the tubes in that it would incur an additional fee, I would have been fine with it. However, he mentioned nothing about paying more until after he already installed the tubes. To top it off, when I was tried to point out the fact that he should have asked me before charging me, he got all defensive and tried to make it seem like I was the one being irrational. (Reading other reviews here make it seem like I'm not the only one who had an issue with him in this respect).

Long (& frustrating) story short:
-No sense of customer service or sense of salesmanship
-Took 3 separate trips just to get a tune-up done (and it was NOT done very well either)
-NEVER coming back here again. —Leesa

Long (& VERY Frustrating) Story Short:
- Came to pick up bike and got mad it wasn't done even though you showed up 5 hours early
- Was mistaken about what coupon covered and when proven wrong, got frustrated that parts were not included
- Was given option to exchange tubes or pay, has yet to do either

2013-12-09 11:35:41   Hours may be loose. If you need a part at 11am sharp, call ahead. —ScottB

2014-06-06 09:54:17   What can I say, this place is the best. I always get great service and sound advice. Apex is my go to shop for repairs and service on all my family bikes. —DagonJones

2014-11-01 08:20:15   Aaron's house-call service is invaluable for those of us who have no way to get our bikes to a bike shop. He provided me with new Continental Comfort Contact tires, new tubes, and slime. Parts, labor, and delivery totaled $152. Thank you, Aaron!! —DeborahLattimore

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