what's
maine bike works?

a relaxed, attitude-free bike shop serving all of new england.

friendly folks at mbw

maine bike works is a small by choice, owner run shop whose aim is to become new england's nerdiest touring, bikepacking, adventuring and tandeming destination while continuing to offer the custom builds and fair repair services our reputation was built on.

to help you find your next n+1 (or n+2 if you're after a tandem), we draw on bikes from our buddies at Rivendell Bicycle Works, Co-Motion Cycles, Tout Terrain, Salsa, Kona, Surly, Crust, Velo Orange, Lauf, Soma, Rodeo Adventure Labs as well as 64 other brands and (get this) we acutally stock alternative drivetrained bikes you can demo and test ride built up with Rohloff Speedhubs, Pinion Gearboxes and Gates Carbon Belt Drives - yup, you read that right. fyi, our bikes usually start around $1k (not for snobby reasons though, read below for why).

if you are looking for something different we also offer collaborative builds from the frame up, teach repair classes and offer bench/tool hire to those wanting to become one with their own bikes.

if you need a repair done fast & for a fair price, there's no better place to bring your bike.

hours, directions and contact info

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(An Adventure Cycling Association Affiliated Shop)

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it starts with you

you dream it up, we'll bring it to life

to think that you trust us to bring with your new two-wheeled best friend to fruition means a lot to us and we don't take that responsibility lightly.

no matter if you're looking for a production bike from one of the 77 or so brands we represent or if you want to work with us to build up a Radavist / Bikepacking.com worthy rig by collaboratively picking out every nut and bolt we hang on your new frame, we treat your n+1 as if it were our own.

you make working at maine bike works the best place in the world to spend our waking hours.

you rock!


fyi, view the latest builds you've entrusted to us here:

#MaineBikeWorksHasTheBestCustomers



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what gets mbw excited

our proclivities

what are yours?

if you enjoy chatting about bikes in a relaxed, non-competitive, no-upsmanship allowed atmosphere you may dig mbw.

if you enjoy being around folks who could care less about how much your bike cost or what style of machine you're on, you may dig mbw.

if you enjoy riding your tandem down the eastern trail or adventures further afield, you may dig mbw.

if you've ever dreamed of quiting your job on a friday and riding your bike across the country on a saturday, you may dig mbw.

if you enjoy strapping a bunch of gear on your bike and heading out into the woods for a quick overnighter before you head back to work smelling of woodsmoke and burbon the next morning, you may dig mbw.

if you value friendliness, personalized attention and a desire to do the right thing over a commodity and transactional focused 'stack-em-hight, sell-em-low' raison d'etre, you may dig mbw.


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bike brands Maine Bike Works sells

our bike selling philosophy

cause more choices for you are a good thing, amirite?

when it comes to selling bikes, MBW does things a smidge differently than the traditional shops.

instead of stocking dozens or hundreds of bikes and frames from just 1 or 2 brands, we do the exact opposite and intentionally only stock a few carefully curated favorites from 76 makers for your sizing and test riding purposes. by custom ordering 99.9% of the bikes and frame-up builds we sell, we're under zilch financial pressure to limit your choice to only the bikes we have in stock and the way a manufacturer specs out a bike from the factory is just the jumping off point for customizing the build for your riding and aesthetic style.

when your new two-wheeled best friend arrives (usually 1-5 days after you pull the trigger), we'll build it for free or you can build it with us during a collaborative MBW Build-Your-Own-Bike-Session. (top tip: we charge $350 to get hands-on, but complete bikes which are >$2k qualify you to get greasy with us gratis.)


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bike brands Maine Bike Works sells

bike brands

not ordinary bikes for not ordinary adventures

we sell kick-ass bikes, tandems and frames from:

  • Rivendell Bikes (click for dets)
  • Co-Motion Cycles (click for dets)
  • Tout Terrain
  • Salsa Cycles
  • Kona Bikes
  • Surly
  • and 70 other brands!

    >> click for full list <<

    All-City Cycles<
    Austro-Daimler
    Bike Friday
    Bilenky Cycle Works
    Black Mountain Cycles
    Bombtrack Bicycle Co
    Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
    Burly Bikes
    Calfee Design
    Cinelli
    Civia
    Co-Motion Cycles
    Crust Bikes
    Dahon
    da Vinci Designs
    Detroit Bikes
    Diamondback Bicycles
    DMR Bikes
    Early Rider
    Eddy Merckx
    Evo Bicycle
    Fairdale Bikes
    Fatback Bikes
    Framed Bikes
    Free Agent
    Fuji Bikes
    Fyxation Bicycles
    Independent Fabrications
    Jones (Bars Only)
    Kazam Balance Bikes
    KHS Bicycles
    Kidz Tandems
    Kona Bicycle Company
    Lauf Bikes and Forks
    Look Cycle
    Manhattan Cruisers
    Montague Folding Bikes
    Moots
    Moulton Bicycle Company
    New Albion Cycles
    NS Bikes
    Octane One
    Origin8
    Otso Cycles
    Pake Bikes
    Pashley Cycles
    Priority Bicycles
    Radio Bike Co
    Raleigh
    Redline Bicycles
    Reid Bikes
    Ridley Bikes
    Ritchey
    Rivendell Bicycle Works
    Rodeo Adventure Labs
    Salsa Cycles
    Santana Cycles
    SimWorks
    Solace Cycles
    Soma Fabrications
    Stooge Cycles
    Strider Bikes
    Surly Bikes
    Thesis Bike
    Tout Terain
    Tumbleweed Bicycle Co.
    Tern Bicycles
    Van Dessel Cycles
    Ventana USA<
    Velo Orange


    fyi:we've found our non-snobby, time-intensive, highly-personal approach doesn't allow us to be able to afford to sell bikes under $1k. we get that not everyone wants (or can) spend more than a month's rent on a luxury item like a bike, so if that's you, get in touch and we'll be happy to point you towards one of the more traditional shops in our area. top tip: no matter where you buy your next bike , we'd love to be the folks you trust to keep it running sweet!

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    bike repair tools

    repairs

    your choice: we'll fix your bike or you can work on it yourself.

    say what? why in the name of alpe d'huez would a bike shop encourage its customers to use its tools?

    simple, really. we know how much fun it can be to build and fix our own bikes and soon you will too!

    one of the main reasons we started mbw was because we personally wanted a well stocked, professionally equipped place to work on our own bikes and after years of wrenching in shops which had "no-customers-in-the-workshop" policies, we decided it was time someone gave our fellow riders a break and let them in on the fun. offering this type of access is expensive, so expect to pay something to play in the shop.

    when you work on your own bike in our shop you'll enjoy having the right tools, equipment, and replacement parts on hand. sure sounds better than working on your bike on your kitchen floor again doesn't it?

    in those instances where you lack the time or inclination to work on your own bike, we'll happily do it for you.

    more about our repair options and prices.

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    services

    all this and a bag of chips.

    bike repair

    quick professional service without the attitude

    diy & fix-it-yourself repair

    use our tools and equipment and work on your own bike

    bikes which other shops ignore

    yup, take a few for a spin

    advice for a price

    let us help you with your bike related dilemma

    touring & bikepacker bling

    a selection of essential bike adventuring accessories

    repair instruction

    hands-on lessons on what you want to learn

    bike shipping

    we'll box up and send your bike anywhere you want

    buffoonery

    because we realize we pump up bike tires for a living

    co-operative bike builds

    let's build your next bike together using your parts or ours


    latest

    who knows what we'll be up to next? you will that's who.

    Twitter

    we don't use venture much into the dumpster fire that is twitter anymore, so if you see us tweet again, you know the apocalypse has finally arrived and we've skedaddled into the north maine woods on our bug-out bikes.




    Facebook

    likewise, fb ain't what it use to be for small businesses, so while we post pictures there it's rare for our posts to be seen even by our followers. note: send us an email instead of getting in touch via fb as we no longer check the fb inbox and fb itself doesn't offer a function to turn it off.




    Photos

    we hang out here most of all these days, though if you want to ask us a question, it's still best to email it in rather than sending us a message via ig as we like to be able to send you links, spreadsheets and pictures while we chat.



    contact dets.

    ride in.    call in.    text in.    email in.

    maine bike works building and sign

    our inconvenient hours

    we're in a sweet spot and we're not talking about location. we're talking about the type of sweet spot where we have a blast at what we do for a living while also having enough time and energy for our own bike adventures when the shop is closed. our admittedly funky shop hours allow us to provide unusual one-on-one personalized attention compared to the more traditional approaches you'll experience from the regional chains. if you're able to wait until we're next open, be assured that the time we spend with you in the shop will be fun, fair and productive. till then!

    current hours
    monday: goofing around on bikes
    tuesday: goofing around on bikes
    wednesday: 10 to 5
    thursday: 10 to 5
    friday: 10 to 5
    saturday: 10 to 5
    sunday: goofing around on bikes

    check and feeds for last minute changes to opening and closing times.

    here are the hours maine bike works is open

    contact us

    maine bike works, llc
    885 portland road
    (u.s. route 1 across from Frank Galos Chevrolet)
    saco, me 04072

    207.590.8903 <-tap to call or text
    (always best to check out hours to the left first. fyi, we try not to be rude when we're helping people face-to-face, so we generally don't answer the phone if we're already engaged with folks in the shop. if that's the case, just leave a message and we'll call ya back when we're freed up - promise!)



    instagram.com/mainebikeworks
    facebook.com/mainebikeworks [fb is a hot mess and a depressing place to boot, brighten our day by emailing us instead]
    mainebikeworks [by appointment as we'd have to find our username and password]
    twitter/mainebikeworks [just hearing the t-word sucks out our life energy, so we don't much use it anymore - we love emails though!]

    a Google map of maine bike works's location at 885 Portland Road, Saco, Maine

    our convenient location

    conveniently located in saco, maine on u.s. route 1. click the map above or type 885 portland road, saco (better known as u.s. route 1) into your GPS. located immediately across the street from Frank Galos Chevrolet and its giant American flag, the shop is 1/4 mile south of the cascade road and 1 1/4 miles south of the scarborough line.

    minutes from i-95, downtown saco, old orchard beach and scarborough. 10 mins south of the fair city of portland. 45 mins north of portsmouth, nh (yes, darn it, maine has a 5.5% sales tax on products, but we hope our winning personalities and maine's 0% tax on labor/services make up for the fact that physicall stuff is cheaper in the granite state). 90 mins north of the big smoke known as boston, ma.

    look for the big pink and black bicycle road sign in the sky and the matching 'bicycle repair' sign on our building.

    there's plenty of free and easy parking with space for 3 concurent hardcurrent bike polo games and and a rowdy bikeswap at least. if you need assistance loading or unloading your bike from your car, come on in and say the word and we'll be happy to lend a hand!