Recently Opened Shops
by Time Out New York contributors, 09/25/2012
Photo: Alexander Barouh
34 N. 7th St., 718-387-2453, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Whether you’re a racing pro or shopping for your first set of wheels, you’ll feel right at home in the second location of this bike shop (the first opened in Park Slope in 2009). The airy store boasts views of the East River and midtown Manhattan, and stocks more than 15 bicycle styles from brands such as Schwinn, Linus, Cannondale and Orbia. You’ll find classic commuter-style cruisers ($400–$800), sporty hybrids and riding bikes ($350–$800), and road racers ($600–$6,000). Each set of wheels comes with a year of complimentary brake and derailleur repair, plus two full-service tune-ups. If you’re serious about cycling, take advantage of the professional fittings ($100–$250); in a few hours, you’ll be measured and tested for flexibility to make sure your bike fits like a glove. The store also offers bike rentals (four hours $20, overnight $30, full day $40), as well as gear and apparel ($30–$200). Pick up Chrome messenger bags ($120) and Sugoi technical racing shorts ($200).