Zen Bikes is a one-of-a-kind bike shop in Manhattan. Owner, John Keoshgrerian, is determined to find each customer the right bike. Whether it be a cruiser, a folding bike or a bike rental, the informative staff at Zen Bikes can have you walking out of their shop knowing you made the right choice. Zen Bikes also does repairs, offers workshops, literature and stocks accessories and clothing.
Edited by Rebecca Cannel
Zen Bikes is a specialty bike shop where the customer's overall biking experience and biking needs are placed before high-profit sales. Motivated to sell the right bike, shop owner John Keoshgrerian matches up customers with the perfect bike for their needs.
Walking into this spacious shop, you will find yourself surrounded with cruisers, road bikes, collapsible hybrid bikes, and mountain bikes for off road and urban cycling, while the back of the store is reserved for accessories and clothing.
Zen Bikes offers a number of services that include bike repairs on any bike — no repair too small — and do-it-yourself seminars where bike owners can learn to preform simple repairs to take care of their bikes. For a small fee, faithful riders can deter bike theft by having the Allen head bolts on their bikes soldered, a process that is free when buying your bike and lock from Zen Bikes. At anytime Zen Bikes will reverse the soldering for their customers at no charge.
Repair fees are competitive and lower than most Manhattan bike shops. Zen Bikes offers same day repair service and discounted rates to local delivery bikers. There is a free air hose located outside during business hours.
You can experience the freedom of riding a bike, whether you plan on owning your own or renting one. Zen Bikes' day rentals features the "Cafe" Bike, complete with drink holder for leisurely day trips. This bike would be perfect for a ride down the Hudson River Parkway bike path or any of the many bike trails around New York City. Free pamphlets line the counter top, encouraging bikers to explore touring the Bronx, New York City and Queens - complements of the NYC Department of Transportation.
Zen Bikes has a informative website with their latest merchandise, biking tips for new riders, buyer's guides, urban cycling tips and do-it-yourself maintenance information.