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Mike's Bikes of San Rafael
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Today 10AM–6PM
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836 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901
836 4th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Rafael94901
Bicycle Shop, Bicycle Repair ShopToday 10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–6PMSunday 10AM–6PMMonday 11AM–7PMTuesday 11AM–7PMWednesday 11AM–7PMThursday 11AM–7PMFriday 11AM–7PM
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"Expert staff and wonderful selection."
"Their prices are competitive and their work is good."
"Mike's bikes has a rude owner and employees!"
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Paul Herrerias
2 months ago
Worth the wait! Knew I should consult with a professional bike fitter, but waited until the bike and i were "broken in." Turns out sore knees and hips finally got me researching bike fitters. I selected Kelley Hale based on researching who had the most recommendations from my athlete friends, was trained by Specialized Bike's, offered a full-service fitting, and was located near Marin County. Kelley Hale it was. Also appreciated that I could schedule an appointment online. Kelley gave me the time, attention, and care that I felt i needed. He was patient, thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. I appreciated his professionalism and ability to understand my body even better than I did...and could match up my idiosyncrasies with my bikes' adjustments and settings. Be prepared...Kelley might toss out your handlebars, grip tape, seat, shoe inner sole inserts, clips, shoe shims, or anything else that stands in the way the perfect "fit!" Felt somewhat better when we concluded...and wonderful after two vigorous rides! Changed the way I pedal, and increased my power to wheels. Opened up my hips, and now I feel more like I have a full-cycle power stroke. More power, less discomfort. (I'm grinning as I now beat my riding partner up the big hills!) Thanks, Kelley. I'll be back for my free tune-ups! Paul
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thanks for the kind words about Kelley Hale - we think he is a rockstar fitter too!
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Greg Deasy
5 months 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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Derek Gardiner
6 months 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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Liam Anderson
a week ago
Smart tech guys had my bike fixed up in no time and under very short notice
Response from the owner - in the last week
Glad to get your bike fixed up and get you back in the saddle!
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Decker Bullock
8 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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Dylan Gatz
2 months ago
Maybe because im younger but the bike mechanics had a attitude. Fixed my bike good though!! Service purchased.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Glad we fixed your bike and thanks for helping us fix our attitude :)
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L Kellner
2 months ago
While I was browsing an employee rode up to me in a bicycle and started grilling me about what I was looking for. It was a really baffling confrontation. They probably don't sweat all their customers and this person was just having a bad day.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
We apologize for the experience - that definitely isn't how we roll. Hope you come back and give us another shot.
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Mike Eggert
11 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.