10 Lojas de bicicletas mais legais do mundo

10 Coolest Bike Shops in the World
There are bike shops and then there are bike shops; LBSs that provide more than a place to buy and service bikes, a place where you enjoy coming just to spend time with the staff and being part of the buzz. There's nothing I love more than visiting bike shop that has some character. Something that teaches me about the sport of cycling. In this post we've brought together 10 of the coolest bike shops on the planet, sharing their stories and some photos of their spaces.
Of course, we’re never going to please everyone and there are certainly other great shops out there. But here are some that caught our attention, presented in no particular order. Some are traditional “bike shops,” others are simply “bike spots”, and some are both.
Note: If you know a coolest than this, let us know.


Mill Valley, California, USA
It’s a fine thing to talk about fine things. It’s quite another to use them every day. At Above Category, we carry a very specific range of superlative products, with which we have first-hand, intimate, and extensive knowledge. We push these products to their limits.
This is no museum. It’s a family of fanatics obsessing about bicycles, cycling clothing, wheelsets, and componentry. Our loyalty to the products we believe in has led to deep relationships with their creators. Founder Chad Nordwall is equally passionate about technology, the aesthetic beauty and the evolution of the modern bicycle. Chad and his staff meticulously test every product they sell on the rugged coastal roads of Northern California. The team at AC provide an unparalleled level of service because of their knowledge and love of the sport of cycling.


Brooklyn, New York, USA
Founded: 2008
718 Cyclery is founded on the principle that we are practitioners of 100+ year old technology, not the guardians of it. Nothing that we do isn’t so proprietary or secret that a visitor cant peek over our shoulder or ask a question. Our shop is a place where arrogance and attitude have no place. Approaching us with a question should not be as if approaching an altar occupied by the high and mighty. We work with metal and rubber, and will gladly explain your process to you.


Machida, Tokyo, Japan
Founded: 1965
Cherubim by Konno Cycleworks was founded in 1965, a year after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Three Konno brothers and their frames, Cherubim, 3Rensho and Miyuki, led the early age of the frame building industry in the country and Cherubim is the only surviving brand with the family tradition. Cherubim continues to live by its founding spirit of achieving a fusion of innovation and tradition.


El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Founded: 2011
Pave in Barcelona is not your average bicycle shop. It features a lounge where customers can watch all the bike races on TV, a lounge area with magazines where they can have coffee and snack, and showers they can use after riding. Branding for the shop was created by Marcel Batlle, who gave the following description: “The project started with the owner of the shop, a bicycle and cycling enthusiast called Javier Maya, 9 months ago. The idea is to offer much more than just a cycling shop. We have showers for use after training, a nice TV to watch Giro, Le Tour, Paris Roubaix…There is a paved entry, making reference to the name of the shop and the classic bicycle race. The shop is 700m2 with lots of space where you can enjoy all the products.” Biking fans, have you ever seen a more captivating bicycle shop?


Beijing, China
Founded: 2012
Serk is a meeting place for events, rides and advocacy activities around Beijing. The spot offers beer, coffee and bikes with a friendly community attitude. Opened by Smarter Than Car’s co-founder Shannon Bufton, the space is perfect for bike fiends and beer lovers to come together under the hanging bicycles that are indeed for sale. Taking a cue from the shapes that form the bicycle, Serk is derived from the abbreviation of the word circle, circ. Serk is about more than just the form of the bicycle – its also a reference to the bicycle renaissance taking place across the world. In some of the world’s most progressive cities the bicycle has come full circle and is again a popular form of urban transportation.
Serk nestles comfortably between promoting utility, recreational and racing cycling – all of which are fundamental to promoting a bicycle renaissance in China.


Soho, London
Founded: 2012
Rapha had been famous for their pop-up cycle clubs around the globe, but it wasn’t until their first permanent cycle club in London opened up mid-last year did it have a place to call home. The Rapha Cycle Club’s purpose is to give the online company a face, as well as provide a retail experience that customers can’t get with their web store. They don’t sell hard goods such as bikes or components, but you’ll be able to find almost any Rapha paraphernalia you can imagine along with coffee, snacks, all the cycling related content you can consume – especially during races, and a friendly place you can hang your helmet and sit around in lycra. Australian’s won’t have to wait long as a Cycle Club is opening up in Sydney in the next few months.


Boulder, Colorado, USA
Founded: 2000
As for why we think we ‘get it right’, the three of us, me, the owner, Peter, my second in command, Jim and my bike-fit guy and bike guru, Joe, have seen it all, done it all. Together we three have a combined 75 or so years of experience. As we like to say, we’ve done this ‘TDL, Too Damn Long’.
We are not the ‘mainstream, take it outta a box and hand it to you’, type shop. We are the bicycle version of Evan the tailor or Luigi, the Ferrari/Ducati/Alfa mechanic.
Service and custom wheels are our gig. We do sell complete bicycles, but only a few makers and metal bikes only (Moots, Waterford, Gunnar and Soul Craft). We start with a fit, order the proper frame and then build the bicycle for the customer, each being a custom ‘package’.
It’s fun and profitable, here in the Republic of Boulder. We are small, specific and very experienced, the way a small shop ought to be.


Portland, Oregon, USA
Founded: 2006
We are far more than just a bike shop. We work to be equal parts bike shop, venue, and bar. We have a 80 year old castle drawbridge that we converted into a stage for live music. We only serve the best micro-brew beer and have a reputation for working with the best breweries. Down the center of the shop we have a communal table made our of an old bowling alley. That table mixed with the other tables and bar accommodates about 40 seated people. We encourage people to sit and hang out while having business meetings, doing homework, reading books, playing card games, etc.


Melboune, Victoria, Australia
Founded: 2010
Northside Wheelers is where the idea for this post originally began. It’s the “coolest” bike shop I’ve ever set eyes on and I’m a kid in a candy store when I visit. I can’t walk into this shop without being completely consumed and distracted by the little details that Malachi effortlessly has sitting around. Everything from the cyclist figurines, books I’ve never seen before, cool t-shirts, the latest and greatest niche kits…this isn’t a bike shop – it’s an altar. The reason I love it here is because whenever I leave, I’ve learned something new about our sport. Whether is the paraphernalia on the wall or a chat with owner Malachi Moxon, this place feeds my passion for cycling.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Shifter Bikes is owned by Dan Hale (a.k.a “Shifter Dan”) and only a curtain separates him from Northside Wheelers. Dan has a reputation of being the best mechanic and wheelbuilder in Melbourne and customers wear his work like a badge of honor. You might describe Shifter Bikes as a “custom bicycle studio”. You can bring all your own parts in for a custom build, or he’ll source them for you. But don’t go into Shifter Bikes expecting to come away with a shopping bag of rare-to-find parts and accessories – this space is a service center, not a bike shop. However, all the fun is in uncovering the intricate details of things Dan has laying around the counters. This space is a shrine to cycling, not your typical bikeshop.

Source: http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/05/ten-of-the-worlds-coolest-bike-shops/


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...