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We do things differently from the other stores.  The first thing that you may notice when entering our store is that we don't stock very many bikes.  There's a number of reasons why, but mainly because we are mostly a service-oriented shop.  Most shops have a huge showroom and a tiny workshop.  We prefer a larger workshop.  Also, when you look at the number of brands we sell, it would be impossible to stock all the resulting models (482) in all of there colors and sizes. So, we prefer personalizing your new bike to YOU, rather than steering you toward a bike that we happen to have in stock.

You have a month to fall in love with your new bike!
 

We realize that you want to test ride your new bike, which is why we offer a 30-Day Test Ride.  We work with you to find the perfect bike that meets your wants, needs, fit, style, and budget.  After leaving with your new bike, you'll have 30 days to ride it in the real world -- not merely in a parking lot.  Take your bike home and ride it around the block, or do a century!  We think this is the only way to know truly whether your new bike is perfect for you.  We think this is the only way to know truly whether your new bike is perfect for you. 

The BEST Assembly! Ever! 

At JRABS, our bicycle assembly process is the most comprehensive in the industry.  I can guarantee you that the the bicycle that you purchase from me will last longer, ride smoother, be more efficient, and cost you less in the long run.  Here's why:

"Grease failure could come at any time. Factory original greases are often of the lowest quality and applied in very limited or erratic quantities. Frames are often inadequately cleaned at the factory, so bottom bracket and headset grease often has been contaminated with abrasive particles even before the bike has been ridden. For these reasons it is difficult to project the normal calendar time or elapsed miles that should occur between bearing overhauls. As a rule of thumb, 2,000-3,000 miles or two to three years of generally fair-weather riding should make a bike ready for an overhaul. The best method to determine whether grease has become due for replacement is inspection." John Barnett, Barnett's Manual DX - This is why, JRABS overhuals EACH bicycle before you ever ride it.  We replace the factory grease with genuine Phil Wood grease.

Bikes are shipped to bike shops in the same manner, no matter the brand.  What the bike shop does from there will make a huge difference in the bike's performance and longevity.  Here are the approximate times to assemble a new adult bicycle:
  • Mass merchant: 15 mins
  • Chain sports store: 20 mins
  • National chain bicycle store: 25mins
  • Local chain bicycle store: 30 mins
  • Independent bicycle shop: 45 mins
  • JRABS: 2-3 hours
We completely disassemble your new bike, check the frame alignment, spoke tension, overhaul the hubs & headset, remove the cranks and bottom bracket to make sure the frame is properly prepped, and then re-assemble it.  Here are some images of our assembly process for a $500 mountain bike.
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All-City Macho King LTD Frameset - 2017
$1,250.00

Bikes come and go, but All-City's Macho King is a keeper, a fast, furious race machine that only gets better with time. The heirloom-quality Reynolds 853 frame is race-day light, sprints like a champion, and harnesses the damping powers of steel to soar over less than perfect terrain. A 44mm head… [more]

 
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