Since i have started riding 4 months ago, i have pretty much stepped into most bike shops around my area and then some. Most of them have been outstanding as far as attitude, service, and knowledge. The ones that stand out the most to me are the following in no particular order. Budget Pro Bicycles: Trek I have known them for over 20 years..although i only started going back to them with in the last 4 months. The owner is Oscar, who is the son in law of the original owner, Heinze. Still, after 20 years, he remembers me, and still tunes my '91 GT Avalanche for free. (The have a lifetime adjustment policy if the bikes were bought from them). Great people! Jax Bicycles: Trek I have gotten to know quite a few of them. Ken from the Irvine store, John and Brandon as well as Nathan from the Fullerton Store, and Matt from the Longbeach store. All of them have been helpfull, pleasant, and always ready to help when i walk in. I have nothing but positive experiences walking in their stores. Fullerton Bicycles: Giant/Specialized The main bike store i go to after riding the Fully Loop. Mike is a crack up..he is the man in charge there. Then there is Mr. Dino Brown who is the main reason i visit there on Wed and Thursday nights. Fred and Ryno are awesome guys too. Again, always welcoming, never too busy to answer questions, and just an overall good vibe. The Path:Specialized, and a whole lotta other stuff I have only been there a couple of times..both have been outstanding. My wife really likes the store as well. Our first time there, Neil gave us a 1st time discount with out even knowing us. That along with their super packed shop of goodies, we were instant fans. I only know Neil there, and he was a really good guy. Bicycle Discovery:Trek I only really go to the Fountain Valley store. The sales people there, at least the ones i have spoken with are mainly Roadies, but LOVE the stories they tell about their riding adventures. They are a big trek dealer as well. BIG store! For what it's worth, i have only been riding for 4 months and these are by far my favorite shops and have ALWAYS treated me and my wife great whether i buy from them or not. If some of you are looking for shops in the North OC area to the Glendale/Eagle Rock area, come check them out and say hi. I am just an enthusiast and i am not paid by any of these shops..:wave: Thought i'd add that. Thanx!