Absolute Bikes - Bikeshops, Salida, Colorado

Absolute Bikes - Bikeshops, Salida, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Absolute Bikes is a full-service bike shop offering high-quality repairs, sales, rentals, trail information, and a large supply of parts and accessories. Absolute also is proud to be one of the first and strongest promoters of the 29" wheel, stocks lots of bigwheel bikes, and offers bigwheels for demo. The shop also is a strong voice for local advocacy, supporting trail building and maintenance efforts, local racing and other cycling events. They sell complete bikes, have high-end demos, and can work with customers who wish to order custom or high-end bikes built complete from a frameset.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 26, 2018]
AZ_MTB_Man

Strength:

Not all of the bike stores in Sedona was that helpful to from out of town but wanting to ride... the other stores just ignored us once they figured out we wern't buying... but not Absolute Bikes, Sedone... They are real MTB riders gave us all the info on where to ride, trails to take, just good people.

Weakness:

Glad they are a local shopt... no bads I could see here...

OVERALL
RATING
5
[Feb 04, 2011]
Rob Moore
Weekend Warrior

Great location for a bike shop. Right on the river where the kayak park is.. its also connected to the Salida cafe for coffee snacks, or an after ride beer. Plus the awesome trails (that they basically built) are right there. Great loops. Perfect place to demos bikes because everything is right there.

Customer Service

Knowledgable, super friendly, and highly professional. You can tell this guys love what they do!!!

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My favorite bike shop period.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 13, 2008]
sundog7
Racer

I have purchased 4 bicycles from this shop over the last fifteen years. I come back for several reasons- First: The service is great; They have experts that have been working there for years. Second: They have a great selection of bikes, components and accessories. They have good quality parts. Third: They are bicycle advocates, running races and supporting trail builds. Fourth: They are racers themselves - Leadville-100, Vapor Trail 125, etc. Fifth: They know 29ers and custom frame builders - I bought two and have been super happy with both.

Customer Service

I gave-up on college-town shops a long time ago. They have young, untrained personell. None of this at Absolute! Shawn, Scot, Andrew, Anton ... All racers, all experienced in bicycles.

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They have a nice selection of classic bicycles. See there web page at www.absolutebikes.com No, I did not get paid to write this review!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 01, 2007]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

In two words, I describe Absolute Bikes as GENUINE & PASSIONATE. All too often, today's business model pushes a company to focus on increased sales and increased profit. Fair enough, as we choose to live in a free market society, but it is refreshing that in my first contact with Absolute Bikes, 'the sale' seems secondary to providing opportunity to good people with shared passions, a genuine concern for the environment and community, and a commitment to service regardless of profit. That's Absolute Bikes!

Customer Service

Unparalleled knowledge and expertise well beyond the products they carry! Interestingly enough, two individuals I spoke with had completely different approaches. One was the silent type that only revealed his wealth of knowlege when prompted. The other was far more eager to impress upon you the kind of wisdom that only comes from someone impassioned and immersed in the rapidly evolving industry.

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If there is a Masters program in bicycalology, it is taught at Absolute Bikes. More importantly, this shop yields results through focusing on the indirect synergies of sincere involvement with the community, its staff, and the environment that provides all of us with a limitless playground. Why else do I intend to drive the two hours from Breckenridge, when the shops here are competent, friendly and superior to most of the Denver stores...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 05, 2007]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

These folks ought to be business model for all bike shop. Yet, not everyone can reproduce their passion for bikes and their sincere efforts to make your stay in Salida enjoyable. I have been to many shops with the same old stuff but Absolute Bikes has a very cool inventory. Think every time I have been there I made a purchase.

Customer Service

What else can be said, WOW! Staff have great atitudes.....

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Just a commentary, many highend shops come with staff that protray their elitist attitude. If want to know what I am talking about go to Turin Bikes in Denver. I just waiting for someone to start a thread on Turin. Sidebar aside, The cool people at Absolute Bikes make this one the best bike shops anywhere.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 07, 2006]
tamn

OVERALL
RATING
5
[Oct 17, 2006]
edemtbs
Cross Country Rider

Everything that the two previous reviewers state is true and I agree on all counts. With a top notch staff, a passion and an unending enthusiasm for all things cycling, Absolute scores big points with me.

Customer Service

I can't tell you how many times that I've witnessed excellent customer service. Every customer is promptly and courteously attended to. All sorts of riders and bikes march through the shop in a steady stream and each one's unique requirements are fulfilled.

The staff is very knowledgeable about bikes, the local riding scene and the community in general. They will patiently answer questions they've been asked a thousand times and love to show people the local trails on the maps that they themselves have created.

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None better!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 11, 2006]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

This shop overall for a smaller shop is big on selection from high end to low end bikes, wide selection of tires, clothing, and other accessories, but what stands out is the customer service and just whole hearted love for cycling that shows in all of the people there (they'll even give support to out of towners that accidentally cross the wrong dam get busted by the dam police!). It's also the place to go to find out the best local rides and eats. If you're in Salida this is a must see shop, even if to just drop in and say Hi.

Customer Service

Top notch A+ & very knowledgeable.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 11, 2006]
canyoncreek
Weekend Warrior

On the second ride of a 2 week bike trip my rear derailleur hanger snapped, derailleur went into the wheel, and the result was a trashed wheel, broken derailleur hanger, and broken derailleur.

I went into Absolute Bikes at 4:00pm, and my bike was in perfect working order at 6:00pm.

I found the mechanic on duty to be top notch. He even went out of his way to completely go over my bike, and found several small issues that that he corrected that would have quickly become larger issues.

Customer Service

Top notch customer service. Exceptionally friendly and highly competent describes the people I dealt with while on vacation.

I just wish Colorado Springs had a shop this good.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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