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BackCountry Bicycles


Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

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The valley's premier bicycle shop located in beautiful Palmer, Alaska! Friendly, knowledgeable staff that's all about getting people out and riding. They offer bikes from Kona, Trek, Bianchi and felt also, they have the quickest service turnaround in the valley! Get out and ride!
Latitude
61.607113
Longitude
-149.113745
City/County
Palmer
State/Territory/Province
AK
Zip/Postal Code
99645
Country
US
Phone
907-746-5018
Shop Hours
summer hours Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 12pm-6pm
Web Address
Bike Shop Sells
Gary Fisher,Kona,Trek,Bianchi,Felt,
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Review Date
January 25, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

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Every few months

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Reviewed by: ConfederateLawyer ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
The shop is small, but you have to keep in mind that this is a small town in south-central Alaska. It is much better stocked than one would expect to find in an area with such a small population. It is clean and bright, and makes for a pleasant atmosphere to just hang out and talk about bikes and riding.

Customer Service:
They have a very helpful and knowledgeable crew. I really like doing my own maintenance, and I have found that some mechanics are a bit stingy with their knowledge. (I suppose they have a financial incentive to prolong my ignorance.) The guys at Backcountry, though, have assisted greatly and explained to me what I need to do to fix my own bike. I realize that they are not making any money for doing these repairs, so I try to buy my tools from them so that I can repay them in that way.

Other Comments:
They are very conveniently located, right in the downtown area of the city. The front door is maybe 50 yards from a good bike path for road riders (along the Old Glenn Highway). The main roads here are trafficked lightly enough to make for good road riding even without the path. And there are loads of mountain bike trails just a few miles away (Crevasse Moraine and Kepler-Bradley Lakes). On winter rides, especially, it's a nice place to stop and warm up. Sometimes they even have coffee out.



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