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Durham Cycles

4.8

756 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 251-8103
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Photo of Hal Sandick Hal Sandick
Apr 7, 2022 5

That's my bike.shop! Helped me figured what bike to get. Always helpful. For small repairs they'll always squeeze me in. That's Durham Cycles!

Photo of Katie Schulze Katie Schulze
Mar 17, 2022 5

Great place to rent bikes from. The staff was super helpful & accommodating; they even offered us free donuts. Would definitely check this place out if you are in need of a bike rental while traveling.

Photo of Hugh McCullough Hugh McCullough
Jan 12, 2022 5

Friendly service. Owner is on point. Great for routine servicing, repairs. If they don't have what you're looking for in stock they will find it for you. Highly recommended.

Photo of NurseNico NurseNico
Dec 30, 2021 5

Phenomenal. Took my road bike in for service and they did a super high quality job 10/10 will be back!

Photo of Yannik Torres Kellinghusen Yannik Torres Kellinghusen
Nov 7, 2021 5

Super friendly and knowledgeable. You can tell everyone that works here cares about bikes and won't just try to sell you stuff you don't need. Very reasonable prices as well. Will be going here for all my biking needs.

Photo of Steve Luteman Steve Luteman
Nov 6, 2021 5

Dave and his team at Durham Cycles are the absolute best. Dave did a thorough fitting for my wife, and then help guide her through the process of purchasing a new Felt carbon bicycle. Her bicycle is and excellent fit, and she loves it. Durham Cycles has done 3 fitting for my road and gravel bikes, and has performed every kind of maintenance and repair you can imagine. Their prices are fair and service are excellent. Durham Cycles is my go to shop for bikes, parts, service, and accessories.

Photo of Katy Roys Katy Roys
Sep 25, 2021 5

They had a good inventory and Phil was very helpful in helping me find a bike to suite my needs in my price range! He spent a lot of time with me explaining the pros and cons of the bikes in my sizes. I also needed multiple accessories (helmet, locks, water bottle holders) and he helped me pick them out.

Photo of Yuriy Bronshteyn Yuriy Bronshteyn
Aug 28, 2021 5

My wife and I are biking novices, but thanks to Durham Cycles, our love for bicycling has grown in the 6 years we have spent in Durham. We bought out first nice bikes from Durham Cycle a few years ago and the bikes have been nothing short of a joy in our lives. Then recently, my wife became unable to bike uphill due to knee pain, so we reached out to Durham Cycle to find an e-bike. Within minutes, David from Durham Cycles found a model that was perfect her. David and his team have been incredible: honest, endlessly knowledgable, and always helpful. Thanks David and team! Your passion and professionalism have brightened our lives.

Photo of Mark Peoples Mark Peoples
Aug 8, 2021 5

These folks care about their customers and want them to come back. Some of the most courteous and knowledgeable bicycle mechanics around too.

Photo of Barry Ginsberg Barry Ginsberg
May 19, 2021 5

While visiting Durham, I was about to start a ride with my wife on the ATT. When I took my bike off our car, however, my front wheel was flat. At my urging, my wife started out. I found Durham Cycles about two miles away on Google, put my bike back on the car and headed over. They fixed my bike in a jiffy at a fair price. I was able to drive back to the trail head, get on my bike and ride to meet my wife about 8 miles down the trail. We continued our ride and then rode back together. Thanks Durham Cycle. You made our day.

Photo of Cherie Somera Cherie Somera
Apr 19, 2021 5

My husband and I went here to hopefully find a balance bike that was the appropriate size for our son. The one we got him for his birthday was too large and we felt pretty deflated as parents after we saw his excitement and then he couldn't ride it. We were unfortunately not able to find a balance bike for him BUT the kindness of the staff, knowledge shared, and patience in trying to help us on our "quest" was much appreciated. We won't hesitate to come here with our future biking needs as a family!

Photo of Sheryl Jordan Sheryl Jordan
Jun 18, 2021 5

Very professional and well-stocked. Special shout out to tech "D"!

Photo of Jeff Willison Jeff Willison
Jul 10, 2021 5

Helpful experts. What more could you want?

Photo of Mark Yigdal Mark Yigdal
May 25, 2021 5

Very nice staff helpful knowledgeable. Spot on with their part recommendations. Go here first.

Photo of Gavin Shih Gavin Shih
Jan 31, 2021 5

Great service, very helpful and attentive. Gave some great tips too!

Photo of bill thomas bill thomas
Dec 4, 2020 5

We purchased two bikes and could not be more pleased. They were true professionals who know their bikes. One of the bikes was modified to perfectly fit my wife at no extra charge. I went to four other bike shops and no one else came close to their friendly knowledgeable service.

Photo of Scott Jablonski Scott Jablonski
Nov 9, 2020 4

Newest update: I really appreciate the owner reaching out to me about my experience. I haven't had this happen very often (I don't leave many bad reviews). He gave me a call and apologized about the sub-service. With living in a digital world, it was nice to speak with someone over the phone instead of just through email. Thank you for following up. Updated review: So after getting my tire fixed, I went out on my first ride. Thankfully I only went a couple of miles, because my tire blew again. I had to walk my bike a couple of miles home. Only to find out that they had put the wrong tube on my bike knowingly, but never shared with me about it. Felt like I was lied to by the shop. I don’t plan on ever using their service again! There’s another bike shop in town. First time things go wrong and I get fooled, shame on you. Second time, shame on me.

Photo of Robert Bailey Robert Bailey
Sep 24, 2020 5

Great service from expert bike mechanics.

Photo of Elijah Bernstein-Cooper Elijah Bernstein-Cooper
Jan 18, 2020 5

Durham Cycles is the best bicycle shop I've seen in my 15 years of cycling. Durham Cycles has a welcoming crew that is devoted to enabling me to ride in the way I want to ride. I purchased a bicycle from them about two years ago and I've been steadily improving and upgrading the bicycle. The folks at Durham Cycles were available and helpful talking through my options during each improvement and took my priorities into consideration. Recently I installed a dynamo hub to power a battery and headlight. Durham Cycles spent hours with me to find the right parts and teach me how to install the new parts.

Photo of Courtney Peters Courtney Peters
Aug 21, 2020 5

They are so helpful here! I came in looking for a new set of cleats and they spent so much time with me explaining the different types of cleats, subtle tweaks I can make on the bike, and some tips for when I put my new cleats on. Their customer service is exceptional! I also purchased several accessories for my bike from there this summer and they had a nice selection of pouches and bells.

Photo of Carol Edenton Carol Edenton
Jun 6, 2020 5

As always...a treat to visit with these pros. Best cycle shop in Durham!

Photo of Charlotte Dungan Charlotte Dungan
Jun 2, 2020 5

They fixed my mountain bike wheel in a day after a crash and were super nice about it! Rates were awesome. Will definitely be back.

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Jan 25, 2020 5

I took my 8 year old daughter and her first bike in to Durham Cycles for a pedal upgrade. What a positive and uplifting experiences for us both! The staff welcomed us in and treated my little girl and her bike with all the care and professionalism one would expect for an Olympian. They presented me with a couple of upgrade options including one that was less than $10. The staff then went on to install the new pedals, recycle the old pedals, and straighten out the handlebars which had been bent in a crash. You should have seen my daughter's face when we walked out. This is a locally owned and operated business. I can't say enough good things about the business. Any bike related need you might have, take it to Durham Cycles.

Photo of Lisa Callaghan Lisa Callaghan
Mar 30, 2020 5

Durham Cycles was recommended to me by a friend who rides competitively. Had a great meeting and ‘Fitting’ , hmmm, is that right,? with David last week and he was great. Looking forward to many, many years of riding.

Photo of Warren Brown Warren Brown
Mar 26, 2018 4

Professional and helpful staff who assist you in finding the right bike

Photo of Julie Leopold Julie Leopold
Sep 27, 2019 5

Loved it and the people here so much. They were super accommodating and accepting of my old bike. They explained up front what they’d do, how much it cost, when the bike would be done. I’m not taking my bike anywhere else. Edit: went back and they helped me pick out a new basket for my bike and replace the dust caps. Super helpful. Now I’m a true biker commuter. Thanks y’all.

Photo of Elijah Bernstein-Cooper Elijah Bernstein-Cooper
Jan 18, 2020 5

Durham Cycles is the best bicycle shop I've seen in my 15 years of cycling. Durham Cycles has a welcoming crew that is devoted to enabling me to ride in the way I want to ride. I purchased a bicycle from them about two years ago and I've been steadily improving and upgrading the bicycle. The folks at Durham Cycles were available and helpful talking through my options during each improvement and took my priorities into consideration. Recently I installed a dynamo hub to power a battery and headlight. Durham Cycles spent hours with me to find the right parts and teach me how to install the new parts.

Photo of Danielle Dunker Danielle Dunker
Dec 14, 2019 5

Ignorant of all things cycling, I had a fabulous shopping experience as a first time - in a long time - bike owner. I purchased a few must have items with the selfless help of Brandon. He provided a lot of entry level guidance with what I needed to know and answered all of my questions without hesitation. When I arrived home, I took my dog out for a moonlight ride around our neighborhood and she loved it (after weary hesitation and 30 seconds of vocal protesting)! I will happily revisit the shop anytime I have questions or need to pick up something to upgrade my ride.

Photo of Bryan Gee Bryan Gee
Oct 22, 2019 5

Dave fitted my tri bike. He is absolutely AMAZING! I rode it in the Ironman North Carolina 70.3 this past weekend and felt like a million dollars. I literally could have went to sleep on the bike, it was so comfortable. He is definitely the one you need to see for a fitting!!

Photo of Matthew Brugner Matthew Brugner
Oct 21, 2019 5

My wife and I rented two bikes from here to take on the American Tobacco Trial. Very helpful staff and fast service. $25 / bike. It’s a bit of a long ride to get to the trail, but doable if you can manage your way through some downtown traffic. This would also be a great place to rent bikes and explore Duke. Nice place!

Photo of Andrea Herczeg Andrea Herczeg
Sep 17, 2019 5

I was in Durham for a few days while my son was looking at colleges and wanted to rent a bike to tour the area. The team at Durham cycles was extremely helpful. I was outfitted with the perfect bike and sent on my way with maps, and great directions - I would highly recommend them.

Photo of Susan Farrior Susan Farrior
Sep 6, 2019 5

What a great team at Durham Cycles. They go above and beyond to help you have a great experience, whether purchasing a new bike, having repairs and maintenance done or bike fit. The bike fit they do is incredible, I went from hurting and pain every time I rode to pain free riding and a stronger cyclist because they not only fit you to your bike but show you proper riding techniques and equipment advice. I live 2 hours from Durham and gladly make the trip to have them handle all my biking needs!! Thanks Durham cycles!

Photo of Adam Lisewski Adam Lisewski
Apr 19, 2019 5

Patient and Informative: I went to this shop regarding the fitting of a non carried brand. I emailed the fitting coordinator and had always received a prompt response (even when I knew I might have been annoying with the questions). This shop could have upsold me or tried to dissuade my decision but instead supported the brand I wanted despite not carrying a completed build. I eventually used this shop to determine the proper size before I ordered. This was my first experience with a "fitting" and would absolutely go back for an adjustment. Every measurement was explained to me. I was impressed with the biomechanical knowledge needed for the fitting. I have been recommending this shop via word of mouth but decided I should write a post to further demonstrate my thanks on a great experience. I look forward to visiting again.

Photo of Jeremy Jorgensen Jeremy Jorgensen
Aug 10, 2019 5

Really excellent service. We needed a new tube and some advice for an older bike tire. It keeps blowing out They replaced it on the spot, the price was reasonable, and they gave us some good friendly advice. Update: I've been back for a few different things. Special order tires, rack over the back wheel, and just recently a wheel rebuild. They do great work. I always have good service. Price is always reasonable. As a bike commuter, I really appreciate these guys!

Photo of Ana Corral Ana Corral
Jul 11, 2019 5

Dave and his team are so knowledgeable and friendly. Have gotten two bikes with them already and my next upgraded Felt will be from them too. Good selection of bikes, and Dave's fit has kept me comfortable and injury free. Whenever I have an issue with my bike or need a checkup Dave always takes care of me right away. Strongly recommend!

Photo of Leighann Breeze Leighann Breeze
Jul 5, 2019 5

Definitely a bike shop that goes above and beyond. I needed to have my bike tuned up before going out of town and they were very up front about turnaround time, fixed everything I needed, and even did a little extra (after asking first, of course). They were very conscientious and understanding of the tight timeline we had and got me excited to take my bike back out on the road again :)

Photo of Spencer Moavenzadeh Spencer Moavenzadeh
Jan 28, 2019 5

Fantastic shop, excellent and complete service, incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. By far, the best shop for renting, asking questions, receiving service, and/or buying equipment. Durham Cycles have met and serviced every need I have had during the past few years and done so with incredible quality. Often times, there are small details some shops forgo and rather skip servicing (ie some forget ferrules on cables, aligning tires with valve stems, or maintaining the personal feel of brake pull and cables.) Small, minute adjustments which take time but also make a huge difference) and the end result is having to fix or adjust these things on my own when I get home or make another trip back to the shop for them to fix it. Durham Cycles goes out of their way to make sure your bike is safe, reliable, and functions in the best way possible. The owner and mechanics do so with the utmost respect and make sure to notify you of any changes or suggestions they have and ask prior to performing the service. You walk out of the shop confident and more knowledgeable than before. I stand by their service and community. If I have any questions or needs about bikes, cycling, and or the cycling community, I know DC will be able to help. It’ll be hard to go back to another shop anywhere else I move without comparing them to DC.

Photo of Dawn Kleinman Dawn Kleinman
Apr 19, 2019 5

Saw Dave at Durham Cycles. Could not have asked for a better fitting experience. Dave saw me as a unique individual, took the time to measure me and my bike extensively, taking into account my unique body shape. He kept tweaking until I felt great. Dave changed my riding comfort and gave me back the joy of cycling. HIGHLY recommend.

Photo of Julie Leopold Julie Leopold
May 26, 2019 5

Loved it and the people here so much. They were super accommodating and accepting of my old bike. They explained up front what they’d do, how much it cost, when the bike would be done. I’m not taking my bike anywhere else.

Photo of Chad H Chad H
Apr 25, 2019 5

I had an amazing experience at Durham Cycles and would recommend it to anyone with any type of cycling need. I went in and got a bike fit with the intention of buying a new bike. I met with Dave and had the most fun I have had making a purchase. He took me though the fit and explained everything that he was doing to help me understand the process in case I needed to make small tweaks on my own later on. After the fit was done we sat at the computer and he walked me through multiple brands of bikes to help me find the stock geometry that would fit me best. He didn't push me to any particular brand (which was really nice) and he actually steered me away from certain brands because they would not meet my fit needs. It was so refreshing to work with someone who was honest and just wanted to help without pushing something on me whether it be a specific brand or a higher priced bike so they could make more money. After spending some time with Dave and talking about what I was looking for we found a bike that fit great, was well under the price point that we had discussed, and met all of my needs. I was able to use the leftover money to purchase some shoes, pedals, helmet, and aerobars all of which were being sold in the store (at a competitive price when I compared to others online). They had my bike in stock but took a few days to assemble it and attach all the things I had purchased. Dave also setup the clips on my shoes to make sure they were the right fit for me (he ended up having to add a shim in to get them just right). Dave (the store owner) was a friendly, professional who was genuinely concerned about his customers. His staff were also really cool (I spent a few minutes chatting with them before the fit got started). My only regret is that I wish I lived closer so that I could go there for my bike maintenance and gear purchases.

Photo of John Krege John Krege
May 26, 2022 5

I recommend this shop and I would like to relate a few experiences. First, I have had very positive experiences with Dave and his staff. Dave is an interesting guy, having done graduate work in American literature but deciding to pursue the bicycle business for a living. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, very honest and open, and he enjoys interacting with and helping customers. I was getting ready for my event "The Assault on Mt. Mitchell" and Dave helped me with a fitting session to optimize the fit of the bicycle. He spent about 2 hours with me, explaining everything in clear and understandable ways and adjusting things over and over until they were in the middle of the optimal range. The fit made an ENORMOUS difference, and I could feel an obvious benefit right away. To me, this service is worth every penny. A couple of days before my event, I had a crisis with a broken bolt to one of my water bottle cages. One of Dave's staff who was extremely competent got the broken bolt out of the frame in about 5 minutes and replaced the bolt with a stronger one for my peace of mind. He picked up that my headset felt off and he checked that out for me. I completed my event, beating my previous PR by 15 minutes. I have to say, I love this bicycle shop.

Photo of Liz Liz
May 24, 2022 5

Brandon was fantastic. I came in as a total beginner wanting to learn about mountain bikes and components so I could decide what to buy. He taught me all the basics and let me test ride a few bikes to help me get a feel for what I wanted. His passion for the sport shines though his work. I tried numerous bike shops that were closer and just never got the respect I was looking for. I found it here.

Photo of Jim Sigafoos Jim Sigafoos
May 15, 2022 5

Easily my favorite bike shop and a great vibe. Over the last decade, I’ve had several fittings and purchased two bikes from Dave. The folks there are knowledgeable and easy to work with, and the service and wrenching are outstanding. I highly recommend.

Photo of Shanquanna Long Shanquanna Long
Apr 21, 2022 5

Had a great experience. Celia was very helpful in going over different models with me! I'm a super newbie and she was patient. Thanks!!

Photo of Claudia Alberico Claudia Alberico
Jun 2, 2022 4

Great local bike shop. Service was quick and very well done. A bit on the pricier side. Not many options for biking gear - maybe two of each type of thing? Which is totally understandable since they are a small shop. Many many many bike options though, def worth a look!

Photo of Jeffrey Ritter Jeffrey Ritter
Jun 26, 2022 5

skilled professional team that makes all their customers roll away with a smile. Stopped in with mechanical hiccup and saw their team serving kids, casual riders and serious cyclists with focused attention. A great jewel in our town.