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Best Bicycle Repair
Shops in Chicago
2020

Why These Bicycle Repair Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Bicycle Repair Shops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

BFF Bikes

BFF Bikes in Chicago is the Midwest’s only bike shop that caters specifically to women. The company was founded with another one of its goals being: to establish “a community of cyclists who would support and encourage each other regardless of ability and ultimately become friends.” The business sells bikes, biking apparel, and accessories online and offers mechanical services and special fitting in-store. The shop posts local biking events on its website and even has its own racing team that participates in events.

Edgebrook Cycle

Edgebrook Cycle is a family-owned and operated, full-service bike shop that has been serving Chicago’s Northwest side for over 30 years. Bikes sold at the store come with a lifetime warranty and store-honored maintenance plan. The company’s website features an online catalog of bikes and accessories, along with bicycling tips and a buyer’s guide. Some of the more well-known brands sold in-store include Giant, Raleigh, Jamis, Redline, SE Racing, Sun, and Torker.

LiNiTo Cycle

LiNiTo Cycle is a Chicago company with over 30 years of experience that offers cost-efficient bicycle assembly, repairs, and replacement parts. The business also leads scenic, guided bike tours of trails and neighborhoods throughout the city. LiNiTo Cycle is part of the League of American Bicyclists and the Active Transportation Alliance.

On the Route Bicycles

On the Route Bicycles is a bike shop in Chicago that sells both upright and drop bar bicycles, along with biking accessories. The business does repairs on location but sells packages that include pick-up, needed repairs, and delivery within 48 hours. The company also offers shipping services through FedEx that end up being more affordable because of the business’s purchasing power. Rates for in-store and pick-up repair service are available on the company’s website.

Pedal to the People

Pedal to the People is a company in Chicago that offers convenience in the form of on-site maintenance and repairs, and roadside assistance, all while being a 100 percent vehicle-free business. The company has a mobile set-up it can bring anywhere from residences to company bike rooms. The business builds custom bikes and sells bicycle-inspired art. Pedal to the People is a strong supporter of the city’s efforts to become more bike-friendly, and in support of this, offers workshops that teach riders how to care for their bikes properly and even fix flat tires. This mobile bike shop makes it convenient for customers to book an appointment right from their smartphone

Roscoe Village Bikes

Roscoe Village Bikes is a Chicago Bike shop that offers repair services and sells bikes, parts, and accessories for all types of bikers from active commuters to recreational riders. The company’s website has materials posted to help a rider choose a bike that will best fit his or her needs. The website also contains a list of community rides and information about a particular one that is kid-friendly. The company also founded the Buddy Fan Club to support efforts related to helping rescue dogs.

Spokes

Spokes is a bike store with locations in Wheaton and Naperville that offers repair services in addition to bikes, parts, accessories, and other biking equipment. The company’s website has an extensive online catalog, a list of bikes most recently released by well-known brands, and information about local rides and biking events. The shop accommodates custom builds and modifications.

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