February 2021 Update
With expanded guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations to keep our staff and customers safe. While we previously operated in a “zero-contact” manner, we are allowing brief interactions with customers outside. We require masks to be worn when interacting with our staff outside.
Please call or text when arriving.
The effects of the 2020 bike boom in the US has bike shops and manufacturers trying hard to meet demand. We’re being told by several distributors that our 2021 bike orders cannot be completely fulfilled.
Schedule a repair by email or phone call:
This month, small repairs for minor issues such as flat tires and adjustments can usually be handled on the same day as drop-off.
New 2021 Bike Arrivals:
At this point in the year we’re being informed by several of our suppliers that inventories will be short this year. Price increases have been announced for multiple brands due to shipping and logistical challenges. The new Tern GSD v.2 is one of the bikes that will experience a price increase and limited inventory. If you are interested in getting on the list for one of these, please email us to add your name.
New Restock (Updated 2/22/21) Fairdale Lookfar:
The Fairdale Lookfar ($564) has returned to our shop. This has all the essentials that make a great city bike. The Lookfar keeps it simple with a 1×8 drivetrain and caliper brakes. Equip it for a commute by adding a rack and fenders, or keep it light and simple for afternoon fitness rides.
We have limited quantities of these and will not likely receive additional inventory in 2021. We’ll update availability here as supply levels change.
The Fairdale Express ($499) takes the already simple Lookfar a step further. This singlespeed model is now available in small/medium. If you’re looking for basic transportation with low maintenance, this is your ride.
Bikes in stock for February (Updated 2/2):
The Marin Donky 16″, 20″, and 24″ bikes arrived in December and we have a selection in our front window. These lightweight, aluminum-framed bikes all come with hand brakes. The 20″ and 24″ models have a 6 speed drivetrain for family rides that include hills or keeping up with parents and older siblings.
The Marin Fairfax 1 ($469)became a hot item in 2020 and sold out quickly. We have received a small allocation of them in all sizes, but now only have small and extra small remaining. If you’re shopping for a hybrid, this is one to consider as the folks over at Wirecutter named it the best commuter bike of 2020.
Another hybrid in stock is the Marin Muirwoods($799). These sturdy and capable bikes have steel frames and 29″ wheels with hydraulic disc brakes.We have them available in medium, large, and extra large.
We have two remaining extra-large (21″) Fuji Nevada 1.9 in stock. This basic mountain bike is useful on DC’s streets and capable of handling some off-road detours. The models pictured on the Fuji site are prior year models so paint colors have changed somewhat. See our Instagram page for the actual bikes we have in the shop.
The Biria (Citibike Stepthrough 8) remains available in large (48cm) in celeste.
The Breezer Midtown is designed for urban biking. Offered in step-over and stepthrough (pictured), it has wide 27.5″ tires to take on imperfect pavement and to smooth out the ride around town. If you’re looking for a basic bike for fitness riding and transportation or family outings, come take the Midtown for a test ride.
The Fuji Rookie 20″ is in stock in red, grey, pearl white, and seafoam. Send the kids outside to escape their Zoom classes on this aluminum-framed bike with hand and coaster brakes.
Our selection of electric cargo bikes is decent for the moment, but we are seeing stock shortages there as well in certain sizes.
BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES
In 2020 our entire industry saw incredible demand for parts and accessories. So many people are taking their old bikes out of storage and riding them. This is great! But it wasn’t anticipated, and our distributors stocked for a normal year. These parts are starting to arrive back in stock, but supplies are limited, so we’re having to compete with every other shop in the US to get at this supply. If you have called another bike store looking for a certain part and they’re out of stock, we are likely out as well. Common parts that we are currently out of and cannot order are:
- 26″ tubes in presta valve
- 26″ tires
- 29″ tubes
- 27.5″ tires
- Some shifters and derailleurs
- Some basic home repair tools
- Some repair grade wheels
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION
February Holiday Closures: TBA
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