Exploration & Adventure


Adventure by bicycle can take many shapes. Sometimes it means riding hundreds of miles from home, waking up somewhere new each morning, and riding to a new destination each day. Other times it can just be packing up after work and trying a new route for your bike ride home. However you define it CBC can help you find the right bike for your journey whether it be five miles from home or around the globe. We proudly sell bikes from brands like Salsa, Specialized, Cannondale, Yeti, Moots and Surly. Builders that look at bicycles as more than a one dimensional machine and produce them to tackle whatever each day’s two wheeled journey brings.

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We carry brands that we love to ride. Choose a brand below for more information.


Our bike guides are designed to highlight specific product offerings and give cyclists a reference point in a particular bike category. In addition to the bikes in our guide we carry a wide range of bicycles to accomodate riders of all styles and abilities.

Good: Specialized AWOL

The AWOL is an affordable go anywhere, do anything bike. Capable of heavy touring, off-road riding and just ripping around the city as a rugged commuter the AWOL's steel frame has mounts to carry anything you might need for that next adventure.



Better: Salsa Fargo

The Salsa Fargo is Salsa's off-road adventure bike and comes in either Steel or Titanium. The bike is designed with a flexible platform accommodating a wide array of builds that can handle single-track, bike-packing, and off-road touring. The Fargo 3 build is a great choice for riders that want a tough, flexible, off-road adventure platform.



Best: Salsa Vaya 2

The Vaya 2 takes everything great about the Vaya 3, and adds in Shimano's 105 11 speed drivetrain. With a triple chainring up front and 11 speeds in the rear, the Vaya 2 has all the gears you need to climb the mountain, or speed across the plains.

Not sure what your riding needs are? Our experienced staff knows there are thousands of different bikes for riders to choose from. We can help navigate the path to the right bike for you. You can call us at 804-440-2453 email us at bikes@carytownbikes.com for more information and specific bike needs.