St Louis has a rich culture of biking. However, the shelves of most shops are filled with Lycra, aero helmets, road bikes, and those more concerned with Strava times then good times. NOT US! The shed is a laid back atmosphere where you can touch and feel all those cool new bits of gear to keep you bombing down the trail longer and safer. We carry all the protection, apparel, and accessories mountain bikers in STL need to hit the trails in style. You can expect to see brands such as TROY LEE DESIGNS, FOX, RACEFACE, 100%, WTB, ERGON, SHIMANO, SRAM, FIVE TEN SHOES, JOYSTICK COMPONENTS, ONEUP and many more. There's always a hot cup of coffee or a cold drink for you, if you want to come hang out with us and watch mountain bike videos on our 65'' Ultra HD TV. Learn new techniques, drool over the latest gear, and talk about that gnarly ride from the week before!
Mountain biking sounds intimidating to a lot of people who haven't had a chance to get out on the trails yet. Commonly, MTBrs will tell you that the Lycra road riders, who motorists tend to not love so much, are the real dare devils. In the woods, you won't have cars zipping by you nor will you take a fall off of those skinny, little tires putting you in the hospital full of asphalt. The dirt and grass out on the trail is far more forgiving. Not to mention if you do mess up, its far less embarrassing in the woods. On a MTB you can control your speed and make your rides as calm or wild as you choose. Within 4 miles of our door, there are 4 trail networks to cater to every level of rider. COME IN to find out more or grab a trail map....oh ya if your not sure if you'll love it, we have rental bikes you can take for the day to try the sport out.
I'm not a racer and will likely never see a podium. Mountain biking isn't about who is the fastest or who can ride the longest. It's about going outside, connecting with nature, and pushing your personal limits whatever they may be. Don't get me wrong, MTB races are a ton of fun to attend and the dedicated riders that enter those races are wildly impressively to watch. I'd definitely recommend going and checking a few out. But you don't have to be a racer to be a part of the community. The people who ride are as much of the reason I ride than anything else. All we care about is that your getting out and taking advantage of the plethora of trails here in St Louis. We even have eBikes if you feel like your fitness isn't up enough to hang with your friends out there.