Best Bike Shop
If you’re going to buy a bike, you might as well go to a man who likes to christen every sale with a nip of celebratory whatnot. People call Jim Popeck The Pope because buying a bike from him is a religious experience. “I’m a local shop, and I always put the customer first,” said the proprietor of Mountain Pedaler. “And if something needs to be taken care of, we take care of it.” He specializes in the best bikes on the market, like Ibis and Maverick. “And whether you’re buying a $300 bike or $7,000 bike you get the same service. We take the time to fit you. And if we need to make adjustments, we do it for no charge.”
Buying a bike can be a complicated process. Road bike or mountain? Full suspension? Freeride? Downhill? Cross-country? There are enough bike options to make you throw a chain, but the Edwards-based Moontime Cyclery staff is made up of riders with answers. So folks with questions should feel free to mosey in and fire away. At Pedal Power, owner Bruce Kelly and the rest of his crew regard bikes as the end-all, be-all of life. And that means they’ll tune up an old beater as happily as a top-shelf mountain diva. Families and racers alike can feel comfortable in the Eagle-Vail store.