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Mike's Bikes of San Rafael
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836 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901
836 4th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Rafael94901
(415) 454-3747mikesbikes.com
Bicycle Shop, Bicycle Repair ShopToday 10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–6PMSunday 10AM–6PMMonday 10AM–7PMTuesday 10AM–7PMWednesday 10AM–7PMThursday 10AM–7PMFriday 10AM–7PM
San Rafael's favorite bike shop is located downtown at 836 4th St - 2,000 feet of cycling heaven in the heart of Marin County!
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"The techs here are sharp, particularly Jason (the guy who looks like Fabio."
"Expert staff and wonderful selection."
"My dirt jumper was turned into a dream."
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Decker Bullock
4 months ago
Love this place! I'm rather picky about my bikes, so I don't just hand out full stars without someone earning it. The techs here are sharp, particularly Jason (the guy who looks like Fabio). Their repair prices are reasonable and they have always been good to get my stuff turned around before an event or an important weekend. Tom, the GM, is a former racer and he knows how to make people happy. The 5 year maintenance program they have is worth way more than they charge for it. Check these guys out!
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Derek Gardiner
a month ago
I did not buy a bike here, I felt Trek Bikes had a better bike for my price range. I felt like I would be a charity case in my price range ($2200) and would have to settle for whatever they could come up with. I'm not sure if their sales folks are commission base, but I had to go with Trek. I do recommend this shop as years ago, I've had service done and their mechanics are great!!
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Jennifer Stimson
a year ago
I walked into the store today for the first time and was amazed and a bit overwhelmed by the huge selection of bikes. Almost immediately, I was approached by a friendly, knowledgeable salesperson, Erik Lindquist. After asking what I was looking for, he guided me to the bikes that fit my price range and needs, helped me choose one that fit correctly and an hour later, I walked out a happy owner of a new bicycle. In response to the negative reviews, I must say, I spent just under $600 on the bike and do not believe the service could have been better...even if I was spending $6000.00. I look forward to years of enjoyment on my bike and returning to Mike's for service. Thank you!!
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Peter Martinez
2 years ago
Expert staff and wonderful selection. You'll pay top-dollar here, but its worth it. I've purchased a bike, had another services, and picked up a pump and a few other pieces, and each time, it was a great experience. Pro tip: there's parking out back, on Fifth... you don't have to hunt for parking on Fourth St.
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Greg Deasy
a week ago
It all began during the summer of 2015 at Stafford Lake Bike Park where I met Jack Pyron, one of the techs at this location, who told me to get rid of my stock setup and switch over to a single speed setup for my dirt jumper. I felt indifferent about his suggestion and pondered on the subject for a while. I finally decided to go into Mike's Bikes and talk to Jack about it further because many of my stock parts were going and I needed to do something about it. Jack continued to suggest on switching over to single speed because of the costs I would save from avoiding breaking derailleurs, replacing cog sets and shifters, and decreasing weight by removing cable, levers, gears, and the derailleur. He also sold me on Easton handlebars, a new headset, and some grips. After a few minutes of him elaborating on the pros of switching over I was sold on the idea, so I finally decided to listen to the expert and let him do his thing. To my surprise, he was finished within an hour of a complete makeover. Frankly, I was shocked as I hopped on my "brand new" bike and instantly felt the difference just standing on the pedals and rolling around the store. My dirt jumper was turned into a dream. Now even better on trails, flawless for jumping, bomb proof, way more control, and way more fun. Listening to him was the best decision I've made in the bike industry yet. Since then, I've brought my new all mountain bike into the shop and have had work done on that as well with the same result: excellent, fast, reliable and friendly service. The dude is like a bicycle mad scientist. He won't steer you wrong whatsoever and he'll build you a badass bike. Since this experience, he's pretty much the only bike mechanic I trust and Mike's Bikes of San Rafael is the only shop I'll go to. I live in San Francisco with many bike shops closer to me, but I'll drive all the way to San Rafael just to go here. In doing so, I've met the entire team and, to my surprise, every single team member is the friendliest they'll get at any other shop, helpful, knowledgeable and hardworking. I'll never forget the time I came in on Christmas Eve (for a quick fix on my DJ) to an entire team working their butts off when they could have been with family. They were all grinding away along with getting me in and out of there in a timely fashion. They were so awesome that I felt an overwhelming sensation to do something for them, so I left to go get the team Peet's gift cards for their hard work and customer service. I've never done this for anyone else so that's saying something. Go see these guys, they are truly remarkable at what they do.
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Mike Eggert
6 months ago
I bought a pair of Look Keo pedals at the San Rafael store (second comment about rude manager I noticed) for my bike - the next day I found a pair in my bike parts I forgot I had - try to take the $135 new ones back - they refused. Too bad - I was going to buy a 2016 Verge from them but now I've decided to buy my next bike from REI.
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Terrell Anderson
2 years ago
I've been a customer at Mike's bikes for many years, have purchased 2 bikes from them and helped friends purchase several more. There are lots of competitors in Marin so they have to keep their prices competitive (particularly so on Specialized as I believe they are one of their largest retailers). If you are a price shopper, wait for their seasonal sales or their big annual sale. That's when I bought my most recent mountain bike. They are also my go-to shop for service. Their prices are competitive and their work is good. The price they estimate on service is usually on their labor...it can come out higher if they have to replace parts. They have stylish cycling clothes but, because I'm a price shopper, I wait for sales at Performance.
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A Google User
7 years ago
This store has got everything for bike riding. Tons of bikes, tons of gear, and even an indoor test ride track. Wednesday afternoons they make their service techs available to teach you how to maintain your bike. I bought a Cannondale (a great bike), and they have been very helpful. I stripped out a bolt, but rather than sell me a new seat riser, they improvised a fix - for free. They have a $100 5 year service warranty they sell which buys you all the routine service for those first 5 years. Especially for mountian bikes, which tend to get really beat up, this is a great deal.
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