Wondering where to find the best bike shops near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bike shops in Los Angeles, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. The Bicycle Whisperer
Topping the list is The Bicycle Whisperer. Located at 1150-1100 Seventh Ave. in Venice, the bike shop is the highest-rated affordable bike shop in Los Angeles, boasting five stars out of 399 reviews on Yelp. The business specializes in bicycle repairs and offers short-term and long-term bicycle rentals of city bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes and more.
According to its Yelp page, "The Bicycle Whisperer works as a family and a team to better serve your needs and provide a quality product and service that we are proud of."
2. Noho Cycles
Next up is North Hollywood's Noho Cycles, situated at 5136 Vineland Ave. With five stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp, the bike shop has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
3. El Maestro Bicycle Shop
Downtown Los Angeles' El Maestro Bicycle Shop, located at 806 S. Main St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly bike shop 4.5 stars out of 180 reviews. The shop specializes in rentals, repairs, upgrades, tune-ups and more.
Bikerowave, a bike shop and community service/non-profit spot in Mar Vista, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 163 Yelp reviews. Head over to 12255 Venice Blvd. to see for yourself.
"The Bikerowave is a not-for-profit, do-it-yourself bicycle repair cooperative where we provide the space, the tools, the basic new and used parts and the expertise and know-how to assist you in getting your bike up and running," according to its Yelp page. "We can teach you how to patch a flat, rebuild your bottom bracket or build a wheel. We are an all-volunteer organization staffed by a caring band of cycling enthusiasts dedicated to learning and teaching bike repair."
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