Little Ade's - Bikeshops, Pekin, Illinois

Little Ade's - Bikeshops, Pekin, Illinois

DESCRIPTION

In 1980, Little Ade's Bike Shop started in a garage in Pekin, IL. Since then, Ades has always offered the best products and services possible. They invite everyone to stop by and talk about trail riding, single speeding, racing, or whatever you latest adventure may be.

Little Ade's is committed to supporting cycling in central Illinois. Be sure to check out PAMBA (PAMBAMTB.ORG) for the latest in racing and trail care. Also, check the Ade's site for the latest from the local park district, including Ramp Camp.

Special orders, custom builds, no problem. We ride what we sell.

We sell Kona, Raleigh, Specialized, Ventana, Titus, Diamond Back, Jamis, Ellsworth, Foes, and many more.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 24, 2012]
macaw1us
Weekend Warrior

Great shop, too bad I have to drive 40 miles from the local shop to find Great Service and Friendly People that are glad to see more than just your money.

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This is my go to shop

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 23, 2012]
hey_poolboy
Weekend Warrior

Awesome place with a great selection of bikes and parts. These guys are passionate about bikes. Everyone who has helped me has always been very helpful and "real". I love to support local businesses and shops like Little Ade's are the reason why!

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 10, 2012]
Oldtrailrider
Cross Country Rider

Excellent bike shop. They have a lot of bikes (and parts) right in stock and also sell Specialized, Kona, Haro, and Raleigh.
For many things, I still like talking to and buying from actual human beings instead of dealing with websites and "robots" on the phone.
This shop is great!

Customer Service

I wanted to buy a new full suspension mtb, and decided to buy a Santa Cruz Blur. Santa Cruz bikes are not as fast and easy to get as Trek, Specialized, Giant, etc, but I really wanted a Santa Cruz for their excellent quality, design, reputation, and light weight very strong carbon fiber frames. I also needed to customize the bike with a higher rise stem, handle bar, and different seat. I went to a Santa Cruz dealer in the Chicago area where I live, and found out they do 99% of their business online, but really brag about their excellent personalized customer service. When I tried to get some personalized service, they pretty much ignored me, never responded to my email. I found out on mtbr that Little Ade's is a Santa Cruz dealer, so I took a drive down to Pekin and talked to the owner, Mike. He ordered the bike from Santa Cruz for me, and then found the right stem and handle bar online and also ordered them. He had the saddle I wanted right in stock. It took 4 weeks to get the bike from Santa Cruz, but as soon as it was delivered to Little Ade's, they did an excellent job putting it together with the custom parts, and gave me a call.

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Very friendly, knowledgable staff.
The owner, Mike is the most knowledgable guy that I've ever talked to about mtb's, components, etc.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 23, 2010]
Kathy Millard
Weekend Warrior

Hy husband and I were shopping for comfort bikes to ride on the sterrt and the trails. We shopped all three area bikes shops and then found Little Ades after doing a search on the internet. When we walked into the shop there were bikes hanging everywhere. It was a paradise of bikes.

Customer Service

Everyone who works there seems to love their job. The owner Mike, took us outside on the trail 10 minutes after arriving. He listened to out needs and what we wanted. Made suggestions and off we went. He really cared about us and wasn't pushy at all. We can not say enough about this shop. They were just over the top in terms of quality, price and service.

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We left the shop for an hour to go back to Peoria to look again and two other bikes to make sure we liked the ride of the bikes at Ades better.
When we returned the bike my husband wanted was going out the door sold!! But here is the beautiful part. Mike had another one in a box and he offered to stay after hours on a Saturday and put it together for us so we could ride on Sunday. This was un believable service.
I HIGHLY recommend this wonderful bike shop to everyone. We love our new bikes and have been on them everyday! Thanks Mike and Little Ades staff.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 21, 2009]
G.T.T.H.
Cross Country Rider

Grew up going to Little Ade's. Haven't been there in a while, I now live in St Louis. But it sounds like it's the same shop with a lot of the same staff as it did when I used to frequent it 10 years ago. My parents still live in the area and I wish I could get my stuff together enough to get it serviced there.

Customer Service

Bought my first mountain bike, a GT Timberline FS, back in 1994 here. When I upgraded to a Avalanche in 98, I went to Little Ades. It was last years model. They tracked one down and I saved a ton of money. I rode that same bike last night. Although I haven't been there in a while, I miss this shop. Full of great guys with a great selection and great service.

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Long live Little Ade's!

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[May 03, 2008]
shannon
Cross Country Rider

Excellent! Service with a smile on there faces and a look of pride with whatever they sell. Couldn't say enough about the way they run this place. Extremely knowledgeable!

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My son is not your typical mountain bike rider... he rides a mountain unicycle. We ordered it from Little Ades instead of getting it online. Couldn't be happier that we did because not only did they assemble it (a task that we didn't want to take on ourselves) but they were so interested in my son's riding that they have fostered his love for unicycling in every way. The unicycle he purchased is made for the trails and takes a beating. The staff there is so friendly and know there stuff! This is the second unicycle that we have purchased from there and they keep our business coming back for more cause these guys are the greatest.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 28, 2008]
mccombat
Racer

You will not find a better bike shop around here. Friendly faces but not in your face like other local shops. Take your time, test ride some bikes, and shoot the crap with the locals, Little Ades is one of a kind and more like a shop out west rather than the midwest.

Customer Service

Superb

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 15, 2008]
T.K
Cross Country Rider

One thing I would add , Is that the Little Ades guys,all have different riding styles.Some guys ride rigid single speed mountain bikes , some ride full suspension , and some ride Bmx style bikes.They also have a great selection of "roadies" as well . The bottom line is , no matter your riding style , they have a very knowledgeable staff.Though its been mentioned already , these guys love to ride,to me thats important because they are keeping up with all the current trends,and when an MTB nut comes in , they feel right at home there .They have a great selection of brands Kona,Specialized , etc,and also have all the gear you would need.

Customer Service

I wouldnt take my car to someone I dont know , and the same goes for LAs .When they say it will be ready it usually is,and guarantee all their work.

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Central Illinois has other bike shops , but Little Ades is more like the old school shops we grew up with .You can buy a bike at Dicks , but theres no guarantee the people know anything about the bike itself.And good luck asking them a bike geek question and not getting the "eyeball".

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 04, 2007]
Vibrato
Cross Country Rider

Place is cool, FULL of bikes and gear. The service department is not out back, it's practically part of the showroom so you can talk to a tech if you need to while they're working on other bikes. I live over an hour away and stopped in on a fluke once and have been doing business there ever since.

Deone, Mike and the boys don't just give you the old "stand over the bike, foot on the pedal" fitment for new bikes that most looser shops give you, and since these guys ride better than most, they know that the expensive bling gear for is for accessory, and they can show you how to do it better and cheaper.

These guys ride

Customer Service

The service department is basically part of the showroom so home mech's feel pretty comfortable and welcome there. Plus, they know what they're doing. Since the service isn't behind a closed door out back, if you need some emergency advice on how to do something, you can ask'em without them having to stop working on the "other guys" bike. Kinda nice since nest time you might be the other guy, waiting on your bike.

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Friendly place, knowledgable without being pretentious. I hate goping to a shop and being talked down to, even if the guy knows 100 times more than me I don't need to be talked to like I'm in the way. For these, it's not about makeing the sale, it's about helping out people who show an interest in sharing their sport.

And that's a place where you can be comfortable showing an interest in the sport.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[Apr 04, 2007]
Ray
Cross Country Rider

If you're in this area and looking for a bike or to upgrade, this is the place to do it. Deone and the guys take great care in setting up a bike for you, not just the "stand over and put your foot on the pedal" test most looser shops give you. I live over an hour away, stopped in on a fluke and have been going back ever since.

The prices are great, the shop is clean with bikes and stuff galore, plus, the service area is right off the showroom, not in the back area hidden, so you can stand there and talk to the techs in an emergency if you need to. (Although if they're working, they may be preoccupied during your conversation, as would be expected! After all, they ARE working)

Customer Service

These guys all ride often and know what they're doing. As I mentioned, the service area is not seperated from the showroom, making for a place where us racers and home mech's feel like we fit in.

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Call'em. If they don't have it they'll get it. And they'll back it. Sincerely, Best place in the area to do business. These guys ride better than most and know that sometimes the super bling, expensive stuff is for the accessory sluts, and they'll let you know how to do it better, cheaper.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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