Finding the right bike shop sometimes can be a hassle. Some shops focus on one aspect and one aspect only, while other shops tend to be big box catch alls with a ton of hybrid bikes on the floor. Sometimes however, you find a shop that just feels right; case in point is SPUN Bicycles.
Walking in the door, you are met with the mechanic's area, which is always a great sight in my opinion. Some shops hide the mechanic so your bike gets fixed with a mystical alchemy, but at SPUN it happens right in front of you. I wish more shops would do this. Behind the counter, Dom and Judi hit you with the friendliness of an old friend, even if it's your first time walking in the door. That's what struck me about this shop; they like bikes, and if you are walking in the door you do too. That's important.
Due to having places to be, I could only spend a few minutes checking out the place and picking up a new wheelset, but I am looking forward to heading back and getting to know these two a bit more. I will gladly go out of my way to support a cool shop. I would suggest that if you need a local shop, you do the same!
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