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Readers' Choice: Best Bike Shop

The spandex capital of Marin is home to some of the best bikes shops in the Bay Area. So which is the best?

Mill Valley has long been renowned for its role in the birth of mountain biking. But while the 94941 remains a hugely popular jump-off point for knobby tires, look no further than the ubiquity of spandex-clad riders all over town for evidence of the surge in road cycling among locals and visitors.

It's no secret that Mill Valley caters to cyclists of all shapes and sizes with some of the best bikes shops around. While the pioneering ' products can be found online and at bikes shops across the world, we have three local shops to choose from, and each has rabid fans.

So which is the best?

Voting (rules attached at right) comes in two forms: you can vote in the poll below, but the poll is not scientific and is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. You also weigh in by rating the entry on their page in Mill Valley Patch Places directory (links below). So if you own or manage one of the entries in our contest, please be sure to ! This allows you to customize the information that appears on our site, and to thank your loyal customers for the positive ratings they give you.

Take a spin in our poll and jump onto each shop's directory page (links above) to rate and review them!

Ramon April 10, 2012 at 04:06 PM
This place sounds really awesome I am going to have to take a trip up there from So. Cal to ride my new bike I just got this one http://www.2wheelbikes.com/sx40-mountain-bike.html
CSD April 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Gotta say that the guys at Studiovelo do an amazing job! Doesn't matter if you need work done on your bike or some new gear. These guys know what they are talking about. Hands down the best service around.
dana April 13, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Studio Velo is by far the best shop around. Great shop, mechanics and the owners do everything possible to make sure you are happy and in check. Love these guys. Thanks for all you do!
yipyopperrrrr April 13, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Tam Bikes for sure! Great shop, carry great brands, super helpful and friendly staff and they are all total bros!
Dr. Dre April 13, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Tam has a unique mix of knowledgeable employees and excellent bikes, without the usual dose of salesmanship ( of the used car type). I highly reccomend them for bikes, accessories, and knowledge of the best streets and trails. They have a genuine love for riding!
bikemonkey83 April 13, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Tam Bikes for sure! awesome selection, knowledgeable crew, and great mechanics that can fix just about anything!
RACHEL Melick April 13, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Tam Bikes is hands down the best shop in Marin, and Northern CA for that matter. Anytime I have an issue with a bike, need a product thats hard to find, or simply have a question they are my go to shop. They fully stand behind their products and it's obvious they care about their customers and are not just trying to sell you a bike! VOTE TAM BIKES!!!
LindaWS April 13, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Studio Velo is my favorite bike shop around, from bike selection to clothing. Everything is top notch and all the staff couldn't be friendly! And boy can Ritchie cook!
Bryce Kirk April 13, 2012 at 05:59 PM
All three shops work well together to make a diverse selection of products and knowledge to accommodate all of Mill Valley. Team work!

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