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Tucson’s own Fairwheel Bikes was ranked the top bike shop in the county by The Active Times.

The Tucson bike shop moved up to the top spot from the number seven spot in 2013.

According to The Active Times about 3,000 people voted for their favorite shops and the top 50 wad based on the results. While it may be a quite subjective and a small sample, it’s good to see a local shop getting some national notoriety.

Here’s a snippet about Fairwheel from the site:

Home to one of the best group rides in the country, some of the most incredible custom bikes and the rarest European parts, this Arizona shop was the only one on our list to receive more than 300 votes. Nearly every voter gushed about the selection, knowledgeable staff and the outstanding customer service. One fan even shops from overseas, “I have lived all over the world and am currently in Europe, I still procure items from Fair Wheel. This might be the best shop on the planet in all honesty.”
—Diana Gerstacker

Fairwheel wasn’t the only Arizona bike shop to receive some recognition. Sedona’s Bike and Bean checked in at the 33rd spot.

It’s interesting to see some of the bike shops around the country. I’ve been to two. What about you?

3 thoughts on “Online Poll: Tucson bike shop best in U.S.”
  1. love fair wheel bikes, great selection.  Should also mention New shop to tucson is the bicycle ranch on ina and oracle.  for us on the nw side of town great staff and sat group ride

  2. Sadly Ordinary built a bike I ordered through them last Jan, and all the work was sufficient, but sloppy (rear deraileur limit stop set so it didn’t reliably hit 9th, brakes poorly aligned to rim, screw missing from rack, just junk like that. Sadly not sure how long they will keep making the Weekly’s yearly list. Guess I should check out fairwheel…

  3. chubasco The Tucson Weekly list is more of cult of personality thing.  If you are down with the ‘scene’ I’m sure Ordinary is a good shop, otherwise I would take my business elsewhere.  Not trying to troll but speaking from experience, took a bike in for service there once & the mechanic on duty was not able to true a wheel with a slight wobble, adjust a bottom bracket or a headset.  Later I took the bike to ABE and they were able to complete the repairs.

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