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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, Co-Motion Cycles, OPEN Cycle, Tout Terrain, Salsa, Bianchi, Kona, Surly, Crust, Velo Orange, Rodeo as well as 80 other brands and (get this) we aim to stock some 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.
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 91 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.
fyi, view a few prior builds your fellow adventurers have entrusted to us here:
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 quitting 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 bourbon 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.
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 makers, we do the exact opposite and intentionally only stock a few carefully curated favorites from 91+ brands 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 (complete bikes only, not more involved frame-up builds).* [top tip: we charge $350 to get hands-on, but complete bikes which are $3k+ qualify you to get greasy with us gratis.] * temporarily suspended due to COVID - booo :(
we sell kick-ass bikes, tandems and frames from:
and 83+ other brands!
Bilenky Cycle Works
Black Mountain Cycles
Bombtrack Bicycle Co
Borealis Fat Bikes
Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
da Vinci Designs
Dean Titanium Bikes
Greenstar Bamboo Bikes
Jones (Bars Only)
Kazam Balance Bikes
Kona Bicycle Company
Lauf Bikes and Forks
Montague Folding Bikes
Moulton Bicycle Company
New Albion Cycles
No. 22 Bicycles
Radio Bike Co
Rivendell Bicycle Works
Rodeo Adventure Labs
Tumbleweed Bicycle Co.
Van Dessel Cycles
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 understand 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!top
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 someone should give our fellow riders a break and let them in on the fun.
being able to offering this type of access is expensive, so expect to pay to play in the shop.
in those instances where you lack the time or inclination to work on your own bike, we'd love to do it for you.*
* sorry, we don't work on e-bikes or bikes with any motors unless we originally built and sold it :(top
quick professional service without the attitude
use our tools and equipment and work on your own bike
yup, take a few for a spin
let us help you with your bike related dilemma
a selection of essential bike adventuring accessories
hands-on lessons on what you want to learn
we'll box up and send your bike anywhere you want
because we realize we pump up bike tires for a living
let's build your next bike together using your parts or ours
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 less than convenient 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!
monday: goofing around on bikes
tuesday: goofing around on bikes
sunday: goofing around on bikes
maine bike works, llc
885 portland road
(u.s. route 1 across from Ira Jack Chevrolet Cadillac)
saco, me 04072
207.590.8903 <-tap to call
(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!)
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!]
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 the Chevrolet & Cadillac dealer 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 physical 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 current bike polo games 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!