As popular as bicycles are in Davis, a certain number of them are going to be constantly breaking down. Davis and the local region has many Bicycle Shops, both for profit and non-profit, that will get you back up and bicycling as soon as possible. Heck, some people even get religious about fixing bikes.

There is also information on Buying a Bike or Renting a Bike.

Bicycle Shops in Davis

Most of these bike shops are in downtown Davis, and one of them is in North Davis.

  • APEX Cycles — the biggest little bike shop in town, mobile service available too
  • B&L Bike Shop — the oldest bike shop in town
  • Bike Barn — the on-campus bike shop run by the ASUCD
  • Bike Garage — on-campus loaned tools and supervised repair
  • Bicycle Medic, LLC. — travelling tri-county bike repair truck
  • The Bike People — new shop, 45 years professional experience.
  • Blisworks Bikes — in North/East Davis, by the "new" Nugget. Quality Service & Sales, specializing in road, urban and mountain bikes.
  • Davis Bike Collective — the non-profit knowledge, tool, and part repository (was the Bike Church)
  • Davis Bike Exchange — an irregular bike shop specializing in used bikes. The owner has a penchant for changing prices on customers and asking them to leave, a big guy, he is a troubled character who likes to intimidate. He is known by long time  bike people from all over Davis as a guy to just avoid..
  • Freewheeler — family owned shop for bikes, equipment, and repairs.
  • Green Bicycle Depot — largest selection of recycled bikes and parts.
  • Ken's Bike & Ski — we won't hold the "Ski" part against them
  • Mobile Flat Tire Repair — student-run business that only repairs flat tires
  • Toby's Mobile Workshop — bicycle repair and handyman services all from his pedal powered workshop
  • T&M Bike Shop
  • Wheelworks — the hard-core road bike and triathlon shop

Davis Custom frame repair and builders

Davis Web based bicycle businesses

Bicycle Shops in Winters

Bicycle Shops in Sacramento

  • The Bike Business — the place for track or fixed-gear bicycles in Sacramento
  • City Bicycle Company - Designs and builds fixed-gear bikes. Founded by UCD grads Ary Ashoor '12 and Vince Vu '12.
  • Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen — a community-centered bike shop run by volunteers - Similar to the Bike Church in Davis
  • Mad Cat Bicycles — A locally owned and operated bike shop supporting all genres of riders including cyclocross, mountain, road and more

Bicycle Shop Comparison

Bicycle Shop
Tune-Up
Flat Repair
Bicycle Brands Sold & Price Range
APEX Cycles
$65/$95/$145 ($20 discount for students)
$13.95
Argon18, Biria, Cinelli, De Rosa, Dolan, Kona, Lapierre, Low, Merckx, Pake, Redline, Ritchey, Soma, Stevens, Torelli & USED ($100-$9,500)
Bike Barn
$65/$85
$14.51
Sun ($155-$600)
Blisworks Bikes
$44/$55
$12.50
Kona, Intense Cycles, Masi, Norco, Nirve Cruisers, Redline, Surly, Voodoo, Torker, Sun Cruisers, Innerlight Cycles (local frame builder), Quality Used Bikes ($150-$4000)
B&L Bike Shop
$35/$65/$100/$160
$16.51
Breezer, Calfee, Co-Motion, Electra, Fuji, Free Agent, Jamis, KHS, Redline, SE Racing($200-$4,000)
Davis Bike Collective
$5/hour
Build or repair your own bike: they have used bike parts as a by-product of teaching people how to work on their bikes, but adamantly don't fix your bike for you.
Davis Bike Exchange
 
$12.33
custom recycled bikes, of all recyclable brands
Freewheeler
$40/$50/$60
$14.45
Trek, Gary Fisher, Giant ($200-$3,500)

Green Bicycle Depot                                                                               

$29.95/$49.95/$79.95

$10.43 flat repair (tube and labor)

specializes in affordable new and used bicycles  

 

Ken's Bike & Ski

$59/$79/$130
$13.95
Specialized, Marin, Haro, Raleigh, Fuji, Burley, Electra, Diamond Back, Torker($219-$2,299)
Mobile Flat Tire Repair
N/A
$13.00
N/A
Wheelworks
$100/$175/$300
$28.62
Cannondale, Cervélo, Colnago, De Rosa, Felt, Kestrel, Look, Merckx, Opera, Pegoretti, Pinarello, Ridley, Ritchey, Seven, Specialized ($200-$11,000

                                                                                         

 

(Note: Tune-Up prices don't include parts; flat repair prices include schrader valve tube (Mtn. Bikes/Hybrids), tax and labor, prices for presta valve tubes (Most Road Bikes) is usually $1-4 more based on the length of valve.)

Bicycle Shop Alternatives

Finding a Used Bicycle

Fixing Your Bicycle

Former Bicycle Shops

Some of the bikes on the road right now are thanks to these places.

  • Davis Bike Repair — a small business that brought the shop to your bike.
  • Davis Mobile Bike Repair — Professional bicycle repair service offering free pickup and delivery. Perfect for students with odd hours or people without a car.

Choosing The Right Bicycle For You

  • Check out the Bicycles pages.
  • Keep in mind that expensive bikes are targets for thieves.