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Mike's Bikes of Berkeley
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Today 10AM–6PM
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2161 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94704
2161 University AvenueUSCaliforniaBerkeley94704
(510) 845-2453mikesbikes.com
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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"Great service, sales were prompt but not pushy."
"Simply the BEST bike shop in town, hands down."
"Mike was very relaxed and exerted no pressure to push up our budget at any time."
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Al Watson
3 months ago
My sister in law dismantled my bike and shipped it from PA. I went into this shop to make sure it was put back together well – they charged me a fortune for the job, and on first ride the derailleur failed and keeps failing. I basically can’t change gears... I also tried to buy a chain-lock and within a minute of picking it off the rack two different techs approached and told me I should never buy that kind of lock – when I asked them why they sold a product they didn’t support they both just walked off. It felt like they just wanted me to get a more expensive one. It was weird, cliquey, super-expensive and as it turns out they don’t do a good job either. Never again
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Andrea Dawes
10 months ago
The service department apparently unfamiliar with basic bike tools! I took my totally functioning bike in, other than the fact that we were having trouble tightening the seat in place. They looked at it for 3 minutes and deemed it unfixable! Done! Refusing to accept this ridiculous sounding prognosis, we headed to the Missing link bike co-op where a lovely man had the novel idea of using a thread chaser to clean out grit that had collected in the screw grooves. 10 minutes and $15 later, voila! Good as new. Mikes bikes, never again.
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Daniel Stoller
a month ago
Great service, sales were prompt but not pushy.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks Daniel!
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Aaron Holby
4 months ago
Good service. Good selection. Check it out.
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Scott G Clifford
6 months ago
I want to quickly relay some positive feedback I have from a recent series of transaction with Mike's Bikes in Berkeley. We were in the market for a road bike for my wife so we dropped into Mikes a few Tuesday afternoons ago. After going through over an hour of testing on 6 different bikes, Mike Brunelle helped us zero in on a bike that my wife loved and was within our budget. It was great that they has such a selection of options all built up and ready to go. Mike was very relaxed and exerted no pressure to push up our budget at any time. She ended up leaving with a Specialized Roubaix SL4 at $150 off the list price... this was there advertised price, so there was no haggling involved. Fast forward a few weeks. I noticed that Specialized starting running a spring sale on their bikes which ended up dropping the list price on the bike by $400. My wife wanted to go back in anyway to check on a couple fit adjustments, so I asked her to mention that price drop. They were super cool about it and offered to refund the difference in the price we paid to the new advertised price. They didn't have to, and that money will come out of Mike's commission, but they did it anyway. Awesome. While she was riding home from the shop that day, the front shifter failed. She had fallen over (getting used to riding clipped in) and had banged the shifter up a bit previously. She brought it back in and they offered to replace it at no cost after calling Shimano directly for us. I asked her to upgrade to 105 shifters (from the stock Tiagra) which was about a $25 difference, and they offered to do that at no cost as well. Since most of this doesn't seem to be specified in any of their policies, I can't guarantee that you would experience the same thing if you buy a bike there, but I just felt compelled to share the story or being satisfied with this shop. Happy riding!
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Evan Geer
4 months ago
Friendly, knowledge staff and good selection of Specialized and Santa Cruz bikes. Also their five year maintenance plan is a pretty good deal.
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Tom Lai
2 months ago
They help me repaired by bike for numerous times with very low price or for free~~ Awesome people there too ~~
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Ethan Bernstein
2 months ago
Mike's has been my go-to store for the past 10 years and I have yet to experiences a lack of knowledge in any department.