Phoenix is home to some of the best urban and mountain biking trails in the Southwest. A new Phoenix-area bike shop hopes to inspire more locals and visitors to enjoy and explore the city from behind the handlebars of a shiny new bike.
Bike Masters – which just opened its doors in the south Phoenix foothills community of Ahwatukee – is a new 1,750-square-feet retail space stocked with bicycles for riders of all levels. The store carries everything from comfy beach cruisers to high-end, carbon-fiber mountain and road bikes.
Bike Masters is Phoenix's newest bike specialty shop — Photo courtesy of Bike Masters of Arizona
Bike Masters is a Giant Bicycles partner store, which means the shop carries the full range of Giant and Liv brand bikes and gear. The Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer is recognized as the world's largest maker of bicycles, with bikes built for road, mountain, comfort, indoor and outdoor cycling, too.
Bike Masters offers free basic bike sizing for all purchases made in the store. Knowledgeable staff members are trained to help you select the best bike fit for your body.
Bikes are then fitted to help maximize your efficiency and pedaling power, while still allowing you to ride comfortably. Before your bike leaves the shop, a staff member will take the time to evaluate the handlebar height and adjust the saddle height and stem reach as needed.
Along with free custom fitting services, the store also offers free lifetime tune-ups at Bike Masters for all bicycles purchased at their shop. Bike Masters also hosts skills and maintenance clinics to help customers improve their riding skills.
Want to explore the Phoenix desert on bike? Bike Masters also organizes group rides for cyclists looking to tour parts of the city with a knowledgeable bicycle guide.
If you prefer to ride on your own, the shop also offers bike rentals for local cycling. Bike Masters is located near South Mountain Regional Park, which is home to one of the most active cycling communities in the city.
The park has 19 designated bike trails and hosts a monthly "Silent Sundays" event. On Silent Sundays, the park's main access roadways are closed to motor vehicles, reserving the entire park exclusively for cyclists, skate boarders, wheelchair users and parents with strollers.
Along with one of the city's largest selections of bicycles, Bike Masters also carries an assortment of bike accessories and clothing, including biking shorts, jerseys and digital speed odometers. Shoppers can also pick up bike components, including pedals and seat posts. The store even offers financing options for bike purchases.