Which bike to buy is a careful decision for the New Yorker. Are you looking for a beautiful vintage ride, a fast hard-hitting commuter road bike, a stylish fixie, a time trial triathlon friend, a mountain bike, or just the cheapest thing possible that won't get stolen?
Decent prices and decent used bikes make this a popular Dumbo store. Staff is friendly. Check back often to see what new used bikes have come in.
For high-end road and commuter bicycles, NYC Velo is a city fave. It's got the goods to back it up, with Kona, Surly, Bianchi and Felt.
I got one of my road bikes -- a Fuji -- here, and I've been pretty happy with its efficiency. The bike came with a service warranty, and the staff is really helpful with tune-ups. Before I got my pump, I went here to fill up on a regular basis as it was around the corner from my house, and they left a pump outside for the community to use. Definitely the community bike store for Greenpoint.
For price and efficiency of repair, Bushwick can't be beat. The mechanics know their stuff, and flat fixes and tune-ups are cheap even for Bushwick.
Serious triathletes come here to find the time trial bike of their dreams, as well as all their running and swimming gear.
Fixies and road bikes rule the roost at this streamlined Williamsburg shop, where owner Gina Scardino can tailor a bike to your needs, custom-pairing frame, headset, tires and hubs. Price tags are high, but so is the style.
This shop sells Surly, Raleigh and Brooklyn Cruisers, with a cute location on a highly bike-trafficked Franklin corner in Greenpoint.