The Best Bike? The One You Live to Ride

Working in a bike shop, we get asked, "What's the best bike out there?" all the time. The answer is pretty simple. It's the one you live to ride and ride to live.

This Bianchi Pista came in for service and it seemed everyone here had something awesome to say about it. Dented, scratched and beat all over. No-nonsense. It got us thinking. The perfect bike is that bike you grab every time you leave the house. Ride to the store? Yup. Spin around the park with your boo? Sure. Meet your buds at Belle Isle to relax? Duh.  

The best bike is the one you love to ride — whether that means a gnar-shredding full suspension bike or a classy townie — as long as it gets the job done and puts a smile on your face. From the sticker you put on it to that scratch on the top tube, it's your bike. Losing it would break your heart because it's one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable. You love riding this bike, and as far as you're concerned, it's the best bike out there. We get that because we all have that same bike.