Our selection of bikes is just as diverse as our customers. Stop in and let our experienced staff find the right ride for your needs! Visit our bike brands page to see a list of all the brands we stock and links to their sites.
We have bikes for everyone, including folks who need to commute to work, grab a cup of coffee or just cruise the river path. And we rent bikes too, check out the bikes we rent.
Paul’s sells a full range of Raleigh kids bikes from little tiny 12″ wheels up to 24″ wheel mountain bikes. We also stock Trek and Mirraco models. We also carry Adam’s Run bikes for the very young beginners.
Comfort bikes differ from comfort hybrids only because they have mountain bike diameter rims (26″) and the fatter tires that are associated with that wheel size.
The larger, lower pressure tires afford a slightly softer ride plus the added bonus of a little more versatility for different riding surfaces. So for example, if you plan to ride on gravel roads, or dirt trails as well as roads, a comfort bike might be a good choice. The downside is that you trade a little speed and agility for versatility.
Comfort Hybrid Bikes
Hybrids are the modern all purpose bike. A hybrid has road bike diameter wheels (700C), but typically with a fatter, more durable tire. They have mountain bike style controls on a straight or rise bar. There are two common varieties of Hybrid bicycle, the comfort hybrid, and the fast commuter hybrid, aka urban bikes. The former is designed to be ridden sitting pretty much straight upright to accommodate a wide saddle and relaxed riding position.
The fast hybrid style is designed for a more aggressive riding position and typically has higher performance equipment. They are an excellent choice for the fitness rider, or for the long distance commuter. Check out Raleigh, Trek and Norco fast commuters and urban bikes.
In the broad category of Road Bikes, there are many many subcategories such as road racing, time trial, tri-bike, cyclocross, criterium, etc. etc. Road bikes generally have a drop bar, light 700c wheels with high performance tires, STI brake lever/shifter controls (sometimes bar end shifters), clipless pedals and a configuration designed to maximize speed and efficiency.
We have displayed a road racing, a touring, tri and a cyclocross bike as examples. The touring bike adjacent carries touring gear with beefier wheels, and a roomier geometry to accommodate racks, etc.
The cyclocross bike is designed for cyclocross racing – racing off-road on high performance bikes. However, many customers choose a cyclocross bike for its versatility. Cyclocross bikes also make good fast commuters, and light touring bikes.
The Tri bike is especially designed for those most masochistic of endurance athletes, the triathelete. We carry Trek and Orbea Tri bikes.
Our mountain bike selection includes city bikes starting at $300 up to full custom dual suspension racing bikes: Trek, Santa Cruz, Norco, and Raleigh.
We currently stock Rans recumbents. The Rans makes a full range of high quality, well designed recumbents. The “Fusion” pictured at the right is their unique contribution to the taxonomy of bicycles. In addition to being easy to ride, it climbs surprisingly well, and is fast and efficient.
We’ve got bikes for everything from freestyle to dirt jumping: Trek, Redline, Raleigh, and Mirraco.
When you just want to cruise. Swing by and test ride one of our cruisers from Trek or Raleigh.
Perfect for people on the go. Brompton and Dahon folding bikes can fit quickly and easily into a trunk or on the bus!
We Raleigh Tandems and custom Mercian tandems.
We have all kinds of unicycles from: Sun, Torker, and Avenir. Sizes for small kids to tall one for more advanced riders.