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Mike's Bikes of Berkeley
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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–8PMTuesday 11AM–8PMWednesday 11AM–8PMThursday 11AM–8PMFriday 11AM–8PM
Berkeley's favorite bike shop is located at 2161 University Ave - huge selection of Specialized.
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"Very helpful with all our mountain bike maintenance."
"The service department apparently unfamiliar with basic bike tools!"
"Also their five year maintenance plan is a pretty good deal."
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Al Watson
3 weeks 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
7 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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Aaron Holby
a month ago
Good service. Good selection. Check it out.
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Richard Lossing
11 months ago
Terrible service department. Unfortunately, I bought a service contract with my bike. In 3 years it has never been properly serviced, ALWAYS requiring a return visit. A broken spoke replacement resulted in a flat tire the next morning, a holiday. Need to now have them replace the tube that they flattened.
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Scott G Clifford
3 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
a month 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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Brad Hampton
10 months ago
I needed a specific part (a front derailleur), and I called with both the description AND the exact part number. Guy said they had plenty of them, so I drove 25 minutes to get there, and was given the wrong part. Upon noticing, I returned, and they didn't have the right one after all... Everyone was nice, and sort-of apologetic ("uh, sorry dude."). Said it would take a week if I wanted to order it, and didn't make any attempt to make it right. So, I ordered on-line from a place in SoCal, and had the exact part I needed in two days for 20% less (including tax and shipping). Sorry, dudes, but my time and hard-earned money are going elsewhere from now on.
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Brandon Berookhim
7 months ago
they have a very nice and helpful staff. they truly care about bikes and were quick to help. Ray was especially kind

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