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Little Ade's


Average Rating:    (4.89 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

In 1980, Little Ade's Bike Shop started in a garage in Pekin, IL. Since then, Ades has always offered the best products and services possible. They invite everyone to stop by and talk about trail riding, single speeding, racing, or whatever you latest adventure may be.

Little Ade's is committed to supporting cycling in central Illinois. Be sure to check out PAMBA (PAMBAMTB.ORG) for the latest in racing and trail care. Also, check the Ade's site for the latest from the local park district, including Ramp Camp.

Special orders, custom builds, no problem. We ride what we sell.

We sell Kona, Raleigh, Specialized, Ventana, Titus, Diamond Back, Jamis, Ellsworth, Foes, and many more.
Latitude
40.570662
Longitude
-89.644163
City/County
Pekin
State/Territory/Province
IL
Zip/Postal Code
61554
Country
US
Phone
309-346-3900
Shop Hours
M-F: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: Closed to Ride.
Web Address
Bike Shop Sells
Ellsworth,Jamis,Kona,Specialized,Titus,Bianchi,Felt,Orbea
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Review Date
September 24, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

I visit this shop:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: macaw1us ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
Great shop, too bad I have to drive 40 miles from the local shop to find Great Service and Friendly People that are glad to see more than just your money.

Other Comments:
This is my go to shop



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Review Date
July 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

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Once a month

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Reviewed by: hey_poolboy ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
Awesome place with a great selection of bikes and parts. These guys are passionate about bikes. Everyone who has helped me has always been very helpful and "real". I love to support local businesses and shops like Little Ade's are the reason why!



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Review Date
June 10, 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: Oldtrailrider ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Excellent bike shop. They have a lot of bikes (and parts) right in stock and also sell Specialized, Kona, Haro, and Raleigh.
For many things, I still like talking to and buying from actual human beings instead of dealing with websites and "robots" on the phone.
This shop is great!

Customer Service:
I wanted to buy a new full suspension mtb, and decided to buy a Santa Cruz Blur. Santa Cruz bikes are not as fast and easy to get as Trek, Specialized, Giant, etc, but I really wanted a Santa Cruz for their excellent quality, design, reputation, and light weight very strong carbon fiber frames. I also needed to customize the bike with a higher rise stem, handle bar, and different seat. I went to a Santa Cruz dealer in the Chicago area where I live, and found out they do 99% of their business online, but really brag about their excellent personalized customer service. When I tried to get some personalized service, they pretty much ignored me, never responded to my email. I found out on mtbr that Little Ade's is a Santa Cruz dealer, so I took a drive down to Pekin and talked to the owner, Mike. He ordered the bike from Santa Cruz for me, and then found the right stem and handle bar online and also ordered them. He had the saddle I wanted right in stock. It took 4 weeks to get the bike from Santa Cruz, but as soon as it was delivered to Little Ade's, they did an excellent job putting it together with the custom parts, and gave me a call.

Other Comments:
Very friendly, knowledgable staff.
The owner, Mike is the most knowledgable guy that I've ever talked to about mtb's, components, etc.



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Review Date
September 23, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

I visit this shop:
Been there once

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Kathy Millard ,  Weekend Warrior

Shop Summary:
Hy husband and I were shopping for comfort bikes to ride on the sterrt and the trails. We shopped all three area bikes shops and then found Little Ades after doing a search on the internet. When we walked into the shop there were bikes hanging everywhere. It was a paradise of bikes.

Customer Service:
Everyone who works there seems to love their job. The owner Mike, took us outside on the trail 10 minutes after arriving. He listened to out needs and what we wanted. Made suggestions and off we went. He really cared about us and wasn't pushy at all. We can not say enough about this shop. They were just over the top in terms of quality, price and service.

Other Comments:
We left the shop for an hour to go back to Peoria to look again and two other bikes to make sure we liked the ride of the bikes at Ades better.
When we returned the bike my husband wanted was going out the door sold!! But here is the beautiful part. Mike had another one in a box and he offered to stay after hours on a Saturday and put it together for us so we could ride on Sunday. This was un believable service.
I HIGHLY recommend this wonderful bike shop to everyone. We love our new bikes and have been on them everyday! Thanks Mike and Little Ades staff.



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Review Date
October 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Customer Service Rating
 5 of 5

Technical Expertise Rating
 5 of 5

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Been there once

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Reviewed by: G.T.T.H. ,  Cross Country Rider

Shop Summary:
Grew up going to Little Ade's. Haven't been there in a while, I now live in St Louis. But it sounds like it's the same shop with a lot of the same staff as it did when I used to frequent it 10 years ago. My parents still live in the area and I wish I could get my stuff together enough to get it serviced there.

Customer Service:
Bought my first mountain bike, a GT Timberline FS, back in 1994 here. When I upgraded to a Avalanche in 98, I went to Little Ades. It was last years model. They tracked one down and I saved a ton of money. I rode that same bike last night. Although I haven't been there in a while, I miss this shop. Full of great guys with a great selection and great service.

Other Comments:
Long live Little Ade's!



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