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Garry Mattox
· December 3, 2016
I never go anywhere else. If they don't have it in the store, then they will order or usually have it online. Knowledgeable about bikes. And right next to a local bakery, locally roasted coffee shop a...nd wonderful locally sourced restaurant in a great city. See More
Jeanne Nickerson Aldrich
· February 11, 2017
Was there to pick up an auction item, for my son. Have never been there before. But, a feeling of sadness came over me when I saw all commotion of dismantling a once thriving business, now 'going out ...of business'. I wish the owner the very best, in his retirement. See More
Todd Sussman
· August 14, 2016
I came to Michigan for ODRAM. Realizing how expensive it was to ship my bike, I called around looking to rent a quality road bike. Alfred E Bikes stepped up and found a great bike that fit my 6'2" and had it decked out with everything I needed for a 150 mile ride. If I ever am back in town and need a bike, there is only 1 shop I would call. See More
Ian Howell
· August 4, 2015
The older gentleman with the glasses didnt really seem like he wanted to shiw me where the bike grip tape was. Then he was just sort of a jerk when I wasnt sure if I needed a special attachment to up my bike tire. I was in there for maybe 5 minutes and had probably one of the worst customer service experience Ive had in Kalamazoo. I wonder how theyre still in business..? See More
David King
· September 22, 2015
My parents used to live in Kalamazoo, and I have shopped at Alfred E. Bike for many years. After I moved from the state, I would periodically stop into the shop when visiting home.

My wife and I r...ecently visited Kalamazoo and we rented bikes from the shop. We often rent bikes when we travel, and I can say with no hesitation that Alfred E. Bike is the very best rental experience we have ever had. The team there treated us like we were buying high-end road bikes, instead of renting bikes for a couple days. They fitted us, and even swapped out one of the bikes because it was not quite right.

Keep up the great work and thank you for your great inventory and service!
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Beverly Wilson
· May 1, 2015
So excited about my bike! Thank you for the great friendly service!!
They take the time to fit you properly and make sure you know how to use all the new parts!
Anthony Ratti
· October 3, 2016
Helpful, friendly staff. Great deal on my new bike! Would recommend to friends.
Ramlan Mohamed Ali
· November 3, 2016
Wrote few emails abt my online purchase which was made in April,Order AB19867 and did not arrive.Till now i'm still waiting for updates.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
· September 2, 2015
These folks are smart , supercompetent, and fun. I'm so glad for this great downtown bike shop.
John Curwen
· February 17, 2015
Do not purchase from these guys, not trustworthy and not going to help you if you need to make a change.
Tony Jones
· January 13, 2017
Went in too use tire pump was treated verry rude cause I was on a bmx. Will never spend money there. They didn't even want me in the store
Christopher John Gagnon
November 16, 2011
Received my 29er suspensions forks via UPS on time and at a great price, thanks Alfred E. Bike for helping me enter Mountain Bike Heaven.
Craig Robinson
· December 31, 2013
Awesome service! Friendly and honest people and great prices!
Riccardo Ciacci
· May 19, 2016
Very good service !
Ciao from Roma Italia

Two more things we need to clear out this week!

- A stylish office chair with a leopard print seat ($40)

- A vintage large framed chalkboard, 6' x 4' ($100)

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Remember that the viewing for our retirement liquidation auction is Wednesday at the shop, from 10am - 4pm! Stop by, check out what we have left, admire our antique cycling posters, and place a bid online the next day.…/retirement_sale_-_alfred_e_bike_o…

Thank you to everyone for the nice comments about your memories of the store over the last 45 years - we loved every minute of it and hope that the retirement is just as enjoyable!


After 45 years serving the Kalamazoo cycling community, there’s finally a good excuse for Doug to retire and take up a new hobby - being a grandpa!

That’s right, Alfred E. Bike is closing. We’ve already sold off all of our bikes, and all that's left is to get rid of the last parts, accessories, tools, and fixtures we still have. There will be an auction on February 9th on Biddergy:…/retirement_sale_-_alfred_e_bike_o… which involves a viewing on Februa...ry 8th to allow people to inspect items before they bid online the next day.

Included in the auction is our amazing collection of antique cycling posters. Come down on February 8th to check them out, bid online on February 9th, and help support Baby Kai’s college fund!

We’re very grateful to the many friends and loyal customers we’ve had since 1972. Thank you Kalamazoo!

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Just a reminder that our showroom is closed as our building undergoes some extensive renovations. Stay tuned to this page for further updates! We expect this to last through the month of January.

** Holiday Hours **
We will be open from 10am - 2pm the remainder of this week. Closed on Christmas Eve. After Christmas, our building is undergoing some major renovations so we'll be closed during the month of January since it is the off-season anyway. Thanks to you all and we wish all of our customers happy holidays!

As we prepare for some major building renovations we have pulled down this vintage early 20th century bike that's been on our wall, and are putting it out there to see if an appropriate buyer can be found. If anyone has interest or some information on this bike, please comment. The story when we bought the bike in the 80s was that it was originally manufactured in Kalamazoo. Wooden rims, original grips and drivetrain. A real collector's piece.

2016 Bike Clearance continues in December!

Giant Defy 5 - alloy road bike - MSRP $599 - Sale $399

Giant Contend 3 - alloy road bike - MSRP $599 - Sale $399


Giant Contend 1 - alloy road bike - MSRP $810 - Sale $399

Giant ATX Lite - rigid fork mountain bike - MSRP $525 - Sale $199

Giant / Liv Suede 2 - cruiser - MSRP $425 - Sale $199

All in-stock bikes at clearance prices

It's cold outside! Indoor bike trainers on sale - Stop in for more info

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Construction sale continues, free construction dust with each bike purchase!

Cervelo R2 - carbon road bike 105 2 X 11 - 56 cm only - MSRP $2700 - Sale $999

Giant Defy Advanced - men's carbon road bike - Ultegra 2 X 11 - only 1 left! - MSRP $2375 - Sale $999


Giant Defy Advanced - men's carbon road bike - Tiagra 2 X 10 - MSRP $1550 - Sale $999

Giant ATX lite 27.5 2 - mountain bike/rigid fork - MSRP $510 - Sale $199

Giant Talon 3 - 27.5" mountain bike - MSRP $540 Sale $299

Giant / Liv Suede 2 - women's cruiser - MSRP $425 - Sale $199

Giant Motr - boy's 20" bike - MSRP $210 - Sale $79.99

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Black Friday Deals start now!

I Bike Kalamazoo T-Shirts in limited sizes - $9.99! Tech fabric or cotton.

Giant ATX 27.5 2 or ATX 27.5 lite Mountain bike - MSRP $510 - Sale $199.99


Giant/Liv Suede 2 - women's cruiser - MSRP $425 - Sale $199.99

Felt Cafe 7 - men's cruiser - MSRP $409 - Sale $199.99

Giant/Liv Avail - women's alloy road bike - 105 2x11- MSRP $1550 - Sale $799

Giant /Liv Avail Advanced - women's carbon road bike - Tiagra 2x10 - MSRP $2125 - Sale $999

Giant Defy Advanced - men's carbon road bike - Ultegra 2x11 - MSRP $2375 sale $999

Lots of other year-end closeouts

** Holiday Hours **
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday : 10am - 6pm
Thursday : Closed
Saturday : 9am - 5pm

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Here are some more bikes we are clearing out as we make room for new models and to free up space for building renovations:

Giant/Liv Suede 2 -- women's cruiser -- MSRP $425 Sale $199

Giant Momentum Rocker Fat Bike (a basic, non-hardcore fat bike) $199


Bianchi Iseo - size XL only - MSRP $599, $199

Giant/Liv Avail Advanced - carbon road bike - Tiagra 10 speed - MSRP $2125, sale $999

Giant Defy Advanced 1 - carbon road Ultegra 11 - speed - MSRP $2375, sale $999

Giant TCX - alloy cyclocross bike - size M/L only - MSRP $1599 sale $999

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More bikes being closed out during Fall Clearance!:

Giant Defy 5 - demo road bike - size med/lg only - MSRP $640 - demo price $399

Giant Defy 2 - demo road bike - size med/lg only MSRP $1100 - demo price $499


BMC Team Machine SLR03 Tiagra - demo road bike size 57cm only - MSRP $2199 - demo $899

Cervelo R3 carbon - demo road bike - size 54 or 56 - MSRP $2700 - demo price $999

Giant Roam 2 - perfect for Kal Haven Trail - MSRP $680 - sale $399

Giant Roam 3 - also a great Kal Haven Trail bike - MSRP $475 - sale $329

616 Fat Bike - size med - demo - MSRP $1999 - demo price $599

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Our Fall Clearance Sale has been extended! Now clearing out some lightly used bikes from our rental fleet:

Giant Defy Advanced carbon, like new, size medium only, Tiagra 10 speed drivetrain - New price $1550, lightly used $899!

Giant/Liv Suede 1 women's casual pedal forward bike - New price $565, lightly used $349!


Felt S32 Tri bike 56 cm excellent condition - $599

Other rental bikes also being cleared out, as well as sale prices on accessories, clothing, and 2016 model year bikes.

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Our clearance sale has been going great, but we still have 2016 model bikes we want to get rid of before winter sets in, so we are keeping the sale rolling through the end of October! We have fat bikes, city commuters, road bikes, triathlon bikes, mountain bikes, and kids bikes all at clearance prices.

All clothing, accessories, and 2016 bikes are deeply discounted. Final sales only, no special orders.

Sale begins Friday at 10am and will continue on through October until we ...have gotten rid of this inventory.

Stock up for next spring!

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Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016Alfred E. BikeKalamazoo, MI

Our Fall Clearance Sale is continuing through this weekend and next week. We still have lots of 2016 model bikes that we need to clear out to make space for new models. Plus big discounts on clothing, accessories, helmets, trainers, and more!

Oct 7, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016Alfred E. BikeKalamazoo, MI

We're clearing out 2016 stock to make room for new models!

All clothing, accessories, and 2016 bikes are deeply discounted. Final sales only, no special orders.

Sale begins Friday at 10am and will continue on through October until we have gotten rid of this inventory.


Stock up for next spring!

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Oct 7, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016Alfred E. BikeKalamazoo, MI