Cyclepath - bikeshops

Cyclepath - Bikeshops, Portland, Oregon

Not the typical approach to putting bikes on the road or on the trail but we aren't your typical shop. Most of what we do at cyclepath is custom.

With an extensive inventory of some of the finest parts available, a delicious selection of high-end frames and exceptionally well versed mechanics, we're ready to make your dream ride a reality. Offering frames from Moots, Titus, DeSalvo, Turner, Spot Brand, Niner, Scott, Salsa, Mountain Cycle, IRD, VanDessel, Soma, Surly and a host of others that make you feel like you're lost in a pet store.

User Reviews (13)

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jgusta   Weekend Warrior [Dec 28, 2011]

Great specialty bike shop in the Portland area that has a great line up of custom bikes, frames and other high end parts for your ride. Very knowledgable staff who is always willing to share their experiences with a product (good or bad). They typically only carry product that they truly believe works well and is meant to last.

Customer Service

Excellente. Going above and beyond to take great care of the rider at hand.

Similar Products Used: My favorite bike shop!
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5
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5
CharlosD   Racer [Jan 18, 2011]

Great staff, very friendly, no elitist attitudes. I came in with no knowledge of the Cyclocross scene in Portland, and the guys in the store got me the equipment and information I needed to compete successfully. I had them build me a set of custom wheels (Stan's/Clement tubeless) and they have performed flawlessly. I do all my shopping there now, I just wish they were open more often, especially on SUNDAY.

Customer Service

Well informed, non-elitist, friendly, and polite. Not one complaint. At other shops I have felt "not cool enough" for the staff, but not here. Real guys and real bikes are welcome here.

Similar Products Used: FAST FAST FAST service!!
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5
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5
KonaMan   Cross Country Rider [Jan 18, 2011]

Bill and Josh are the bomb! We've bought 3 bikes from them, several sets of custom wheels, and a whole lot of little parts. Customer service is awesome, great products, and a showroom full of great bike p0rn.

Customer Service

The best, never a problem in there. They take the time to know their customers, and the more you go, the more they get to know you as a friend, not just a customer.

Similar Products Used: Mooooots... love these guys!
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5
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5
benja55   Racer [Jan 17, 2011]

CyclePath is my favorite shop in PDX. Top shelf across the board. Excellent parts, excellent service, excellent attitude; zero BS. They know their stuff and they are a strong, supportive presence in the Portland cycling community. Always great to see Bill and other Cyclepath peeps out at the local events.

Customer Service

CyclePath has built two bikes up for me, both frames bought elsewhere. They treated them as if I had purchased them there and they were enthused about the whole process. Both bikes have been stellar.

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5
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5
Kyle   Cross Country Rider [Aug 30, 2010]

Absolutely fantastic. Bought a bike over the phone blind and picked it up two weeks later. They didn't even require a down payment. Bill spent hours perfecting my bike for my cross country touring trip. He went the extra mile and treated it like his own bike. They also treated every customer equally, regardless of how mug they were looking to spend. Can't say enough great things about this shop.

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5
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5
boyer_moore   Weekend Warrior [Sep 29, 2009]

Until I learn otherwise, Cyclepath is the perfect bike shop. In fact, it's more than a bike shop -- it's a bike gathering place. In a city where biking approaches cult-like status, Cyclepath stands apart by offering affordable (and excellent) service, friendly staff, and a range of fabulous bikes, parts, gear. An embarrassing amount of my disposable (and non-disposable) income goes to Cyclepath and I couldn't be happier to provide it.

Customer Service

Also just about perfect. As much as I ride, I'm no bike mechanic and I can never seem to remember the names of the bike parts I need. These guys aren't snobs about it; they're respectful and try to match suggestions to your budget, interest, and style.

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5
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5
G-man   Weekend Warrior [Aug 06, 2009]

These guys are the bomb. They did everything I could ask for putting a custom bike under me. No problem was the answer to every question I had. Built my bike up in a flash and held it until I could pick it up. Involved an airplane ride to get it.

Customer Service

Totally out did my expectations. Can not say anything but good vibe for the boys there.

Similar Products Used: If you ever need something totally custom these guys are the ones to deal with. No brainer there.
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5
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5
posikid   Cross Country Rider [Nov 19, 2008]

this place is pretty refreshing, as a bike junkie i end up walking into all kinds of shops, seeing the same stuff. walking into this place, i was like, "whoa, whats that? where did that come from? i just saw that on cycling news this morning!" these guys are defenitely bike geeks, i get the feeling that they probably all live in garages with bikes at night

Customer Service

legendary, this is the kind of place i want to bring my car, my broken dishwasher, my lawnmower... but of course they dont work on that stuff. dealing with these guys has been incredible. at first i thought maybe i just got a little respect because i have a pretty high end turner but after spending many afternoons in therei realized its just the way these guys are. nothing like dealing with people who are happy to be doing what they do.

Similar Products Used: if this place were a bar, they'd have 50 microbrews on tap
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5
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5
queequeg99   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2008]

I found out about Cyclepath from this site. I haven't ridden a lot in about 8 years and haven't kept up with the times. But I wanted to start commuting to work on my old road bike. A bit wary about the "elitist" issue noted in another review, I went anyway and am very glad I did.

Yes, they tend to be a high end shop. VERY high end. Most of the bikes in stock are works of art. But they can cater to every price point. I had my bike completely overhauled and the cost of the parts that had to be replaced (new chain, cassette, bottom bracket, cables, housing, and pads) added less than $90 to the cost. So they definitely know what is price appropriate for the customer they are working for.

Customer Service

Excellent. After having my old road bike serviced, I expressed an interest in a cyclocross bike for winter commuting purposes. While it would have been great to pick up a nice Moots or Titus, they were aware I wasn't going to race and steered me so a great (and price appropriate) bike. Questions about bike technology that has developed in the last 8-10 years (even stupid questions) were answered without hesitation or impatience.

Test riding was a pleasure. Unlike some other shops which want to sequence your genome and hold your first born hostage before they let you out of the shop on a bike, Joshua just popped my old Time pedals on the bike, told me where some good roads were to test out the abilities of the bike, and said to come back when I was satisfied or wanted to try another bike.

Similar Products Used: This will be my shop in Portland. The only big downside to the place is that if you hang out in the shop long enough, you'll be sorely tempted to pick up a bike that costs more than your car.
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5
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5
Jay   Cross Country Rider [Sep 12, 2008]

I had never heard of this shop before reading the reviews on this site and I was a bit wary about the "elitist" accusation.

As other reviews have noted, this shop stocks a lot of high end stuff. However, they have items that are appropriate for all price points. I had them overhaul a 17 year old road bike that needed a lot of work. New Bottom bracket, pads, cables, housing, casette, chain, and bearings totaled less than $90 over the price of the normal overhaul price (i.e. very price appropriate for the bike).

I was in the market for a mid-level cyclocross bike and they were very helpful in guiding me to a bike in my price range. No pushing to high end and a full willingness to explain the technology on the bike I was looking at.

Customer Service

Very good. All questions answered. Even the stupid questions I asked (I have been out of the biking scene for almost 8 years). I dealt mostly with Joshua but I got a really good vibe from the others in the shop as well.

Similar Products Used: I understand how people who don't ride a lot or who haven't kept up with the times can be intimidated in this place. The bikes that line the racks tend to be works of art and cost more than my car. Don't let it get to you. Talk to the employees and ask questions when you want answers - you'll get them.

I liked the approach to test rides. In an age when many shops want to sequence your genome and hold your first born hostage before letting you out of the shop on a bike, this place popped my old Time pedals on, handed me the bike, and told me to take however long I wanted without any hassle.
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5
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5
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