Best Bike Shop for Commuters, August 2015
It’s easy to find a store with pricey carbon-fiber mountain and road bikes. Rarer is the place that invests in commuter bikes, the kind that don’t require much hunching, feel solid, and have at least a few speeds. Highland Park’s teeny Flying Pigeon is more specialized than East Hollywood’s petite Orange 20 Bikes (which built cred among fixie riders). Neither beats Metropolis Bikes in North Hollywood, which has a broad selection of be-fendered Euro-style city bikes, plush neighborhood cruisers, hybrids, and even normal-looking Ped-ego electric bikes. The staff asks lots of questions without upselling or talking down to you. Ride on!