With merchandise that runs the gamut from "high-end components and bikes" to "entry-level equipment" and extensive accessories, Queen West's "reliable", "go-to" cycling store (est. 1914) has a "friendly service department" that "knows their stuff"; the store is "spacious", with a "large selection" for easy browsing; P.S. full bike fits are included with purchase.
Duke's Cycle is back at 625 Queen Street West — where it belongs. After a six-alarm fire destroyed it and nearby buildings in 2008, it's been a long and expensive return journey, but one that the Duke family was firmly committed to when they decided to keep their nearly century old business alive in the wake of the blaze. And although it's the only one of the buildings lost to the fire that has... more
Very helpful staff, really just a collection of good people with a passion for cycling. I didn't get the snobby vibe you sometimes get from other bike shops in the city. I appreciated the free advice on installing my tires and also with the crank set I was having trouble removing. This is not my neighbourhood shop but I will go there over anywhere else.
The venerable Duke's used to be my neighbourhood bike shop (literally around the corner) and they hooked me with their knowledgeable, engaged, staff and great selection. Even now, having moved out to the burbs (Bloor West Village), I still make a point of visiting them if I'm in the market for anything cycle related.
With a legacy dating to 1914, this bike shop is a Queen Street West institution. But it doesn't rest on its laurels, maintaining a loyal clientèle through excellent service and a selection of bikes (road and mountain) and components. If you are looking for a cheap ride at Duke's Cycle, you're out of luck.