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Free Assessments

We routinely find and fix un-noticed problems on bikes when they're brought in for a repair on something else.  We take the time to proactively fix problems you didn't even know you had, before they cost you more time, money, or your safety.

Regular maintenance -  even when it has been working fine or you don't think there's anything wrong with it - is key to saving money in the long haul and having a safe bike that lasts.  


Too-low-to-advertise: 20% off SRAM Red AXS 2x groupsets.  Use coupon code REDAXS at checkout.

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Regular Checkups Are Essential

We call it an annual tuneup for a reason:  If it has been longer than a year since you've had a good look at your bike, bring it in for a free assessment.  We'll tell you what we think it needs and why, so that you can make an informed decision about how to spend your money and time.

So whether it's with one of our technicians, or getting your own hands dirty at home, it's time to give your bike some necessary TLC -  especially if you’ve been spending a lot of quality time with it.

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Tool Time

We love helping customers learn more about their bikes and do their own maintenance!  Stock up your bike kit with the tools that matter so you can wrench like a pro at home.

So Fresh & Clean

Give your bike a bath with the proper cleaners and degreasers. It's the best thing you can do for it, aside from bringing it in for a tuneup!  Polish, regrease and complete.  Washing a bike with a hose is safe, effective, and necessary for its health and performance.  Make sure you dry it and relubricate and you're good to go.

Gravel Bikes: Surly, Niner, Bombtrack, and more

Escape the chaos or create a bit of your own

Adventure Equipment

Perfect bikepacking and adventuring weather is finally here!  Did you know we carry tents, camping gear, packrafts, off-grid power solutions, and more?


You need them, even if you think you don't.

Clearance bike packages

We're blowing out the last of our Jamis Trail XR and Trail XR Step-Through models to make way for next season's bikes. Each bike is pre-outfitted with a minimum of $100 in parts and accessories including pump, bags, lights, multi-tool, bell, repair kit, spare tube, kickstand, water bottle w/ holder, etc that will come with the bike for FREE.  Why?  Because we bought too many of these, we have new bikes arriving soon, and we need to make space!

And...well...because we can.  The smile on someone's face when they get a new bike just can't be beat, and we want to make that happen for more people this year.

$499 bike, plus $100+ in accessories, for $449

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$499 bike, skip the accessories, for $399

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Our Services

Handy Bikes provides full bicycle repair service from our shop at 3800 Wheeler Ave in Alexandria.  Our service department can do everything from suspension rebuilds to diagnostics of Bosch e-bikes.  Generally we can complete a full tuneup in less than 3 working days, although parts shortages may cause delays.  We do offer appointments (see menu item above) but they are not required.  An appointment time is your scheduled time to bring your bike for evaluation; it does not mean that your bike is going to get repaired immediately.  We do our best to triage bikes, complete work as quickly as we can, and when possible we will complete minor repairs on the spot.  However, a bike needing a full tuneup will always need to be left with us for a period of time.

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Our Philosophy

We believe that bikes are for everyone.  Cycling should be everything: fun, challenging, utilitarian, extravagant, simple or as complex as the rider wants it to be.  At Handy Bikes, our goal is to provide a safe, approachable place for riders of all ages and abilities to bring their bikes for advice, repairs, and support.


This is a list of some of our favorite brands.  This is not an all-inclusive list, but if you are interested in a particular company that you don't see listed, please drop us a line -- we're always looking to add new products!  Bike brands are listed first; our top parts & accessories brands are below that.

Bicycle Brands

EVIL Bikes

Top quality enduro, downhill, and all-mountain bikes, plus a new gravel model unlike anything you've ever imagined or seen before.  Except, you CAN see it when you visit the shop, because we have a demo model!


Niner Bicycles

Niner Bikes is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and offers a wide range of really incredibly badass bikes from gravel to mountain AND some e-bike options.

Borealis Fat Bikes

Borealis has been doing fat bikes since before fat bikes were cool.  They've put on the World Fatbike Championships since 2015, and even their website is just "".  They do one thing, and they do it well - producing bikes that can do ALL the things.

MOOTS Cycles

100% USA hand made titanium since 1981.  If you know, you know.  If you don't, visit and find out why Moots makes some of the best bikes money can buy.

Bombtrack Bicycle Co

Bombtrack has been around for quite a while, but not distributed in the US.  They started working on that ... and then the pandemic hit.  They had already been having problems with their distributor to begin with, and the pandemic made things worse.  So they fired the first distributor, switched to a new one (again, in the middle of a pandemic), and now things are finally starting to make their way here.  We will always have some for test riding, and can order any model you want (if you're willing to wait for some of them).

SOMA Fabrications

Steel is real!  Let us build you up a tough, functional gravel or touring bike starting with a frame from Soma Fab.  This is our go-to brand for many custom builds for bikepacking, touring, randonneuring, urban assault bikes, and really anything else you can think of.


Magnesium alloy pioneered by Allite, developed for (probably classified) aerospace usage... coming to a bike near you.  These things are dope.  The old problems of magnesium have been solved thanks to #science!

SUNSEEKER Recumbents and tricycles

Enhanced mobility options from Sun Seeker, which represents the most complete line of recumbents anywhere. From pain-free two wheelers to the even more popular, comfortable and stable three wheelers.

Jamis Bikes is a well known East-coast brand that happens to also be woman-owned, which we think is pretty rad.  They make fantastic bikes across a variety of price points, categories, and uses.  Jamis will be one of our core brands in 2022 to allow us to get all sorts of people out and riding on all sorts of bikes.

Bikes. Parts. Chaos.  That's the Surly tagline, and we're here for it.  The toughest and coolest bikes at the best prices - enough said.

Featured Brands


Makers of cool cages, rack mounts, and other cargo carrying solutions.  Their Liter Cage is our favorite to carry large Nalgene bottles, and their CargoMount is the original one-piece aluminum low profile cargo bracket solution.

Old Man Mountain

Launching from Oregon, OMM is putting out some really cool and extra heavy duty racks that can mount to anything - even the back of full suspension bikes.


The benchmark for expedition grade lighting solutions.  Around the block or across a continent, kLite is going to show the way to get you there.

Hunt Wheels

We first learned about Hunt Wheels through Bombtrack Bicycles, as several of their models come with Hunt's wheels.  We were immediately impressed by the quality and performance of these wheels.  We're now direct dealers and have started using them on custom build projects and upgrades for our own bikes as well as customers.

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Rene Herse

Rene Herse Cycles is one of the most well known names in adventure cycling, for very good reason.  We're huge fans of their tires in particular, but they offer tons more including racks and accessories.

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Velo Orange

Since Velo Orange is just down the road in Annapolis, we had to get an account.  It also just so happens that they make some of the best parts, accessories and equipment anywhere for discerning cyclists everywhere.

Sinewave Cycles

We're gear nerds, so when we learned about this Cambridge, MA company specializing solely in dynamo USB charging products, we had to get on board.   Their Beacon light with integrated USB charger is incredible, and their Revolution and Reactor standalone charger options complement any existing system.

Swift Industries

Handmade awesomeness.  The last bag you'll ever buy.  Waterproof, bombproof, and really pretty cool looking as well.  We can order anything from their catalog, although if their site says something is sold out we probably are sold out too.

Infinity Bike Seat

The last seat (saddle) you'll ever want to ride.  Infinity bike seats look weird, but they work.  Technically I can explain why, but it still doesn't seem like it makes any sense.  Come try one out and see for yourself!