Buying a bike

We might be a little biased, but in our opinion a bike is the best way to get around New York. Are you curious about travel on two wheels but unsure how cycling will work for you? We specialize in helping people of all stripes make cycling a healthy, affordable, and practical part of their lives. (Oh, and it’s also pretty damn fun.)

A green single speed bike sitting under the shade of a tree in Ridgewood.

Used or new?

It's up to you. We replace many parts on our refurbished bikes and if you're a serious rider you can get a lot of bike for your buck when buying refurbished. However, while older bikes can be more durable, they often are a bit heavier (which is a big consideration if you happen to live on a fourth floor walkup—we’ve been there). When it comes down to it, the best bike to buy is one that feels comfortable and fits into your life. We recommend trying at least 3 bikes before buying one and choosing the one that you feel the most confident on. You should look at your bike and feel the desire to hop on and take a ride!

Clay giving the thumbs up with our rental fleet behind him.

Try before you buy

If you'd like to test your commute or run your errands by bike before buying one, stop by the shop and rent a bike for the day. If you decide to get a bicycle of your own, we'll apply the $30 day rental fee towards any bike in the shop. 

Closeup of an orange and blue Colnago custom build.

A custom build

Whether you know exactly what you want down to the bottom bracket, you have a vision in your head of what your bike will look like, or you just want a bike that will function and ride in a certain way, we can help you design a custom bicycle from the frame up. Custom builds usually take around 2 weeks to one month. Come by or email us with ideas or questions. 

I walked into this shop with some pretty *vague* ideas about a new commuter road bike I *might* want to start *thinking* about building soon. . . they greeted me with a smile, took me seriously, asked some probing questions and in LITERALLY a few seconds, pulled a vintage Italian bike frame set from their basement that was EXACTLY what I wanted. . . . The team at Haven Cycles are all patient, collaborative, and all around awesome. Can’t recommend this shop enough!
— Gino S., Google