Best Bike Shop

Shaker Cycle

In an age when bike manufacturers load their products with dazzling but useless crud (Hint: You don't need disc brakes or shock absorbers to ride the Metroparks), Shaker Cycle owner Mitch Paul is an old-fashioned bicycle curmudgeon. His attitude: Don't be a sucker. He'll take hours to help you pick a bike, emphasizing fit and functionality over flash. He stocks mostly last year's models, which he sells at up to 40 percent off. His shop has a certain "recently ransacked by wild dogs" charm, but he can fix anything on two wheels, cheaper and faster than anywhere else in town. And, most important, he won't screw you.

Previously in Best of Cleveland