I have only checked out a couple shops in the LA area, but I have been really happy with these guys. They are friendly, thorough, have a good selection, and their prices have been in line with anything I have found on the internet. Besides that, they are right in my neighborhood, which is hard to beat.|
I would recommend the shop to anyone looking for a decent bike. They do good work, and have a fairly wide range of mid to high-end parts. It isn't the place to go if you are looking for a cheap beater bike, but it is a great place if you want decent prices on a nice bike. When I decided to get a new bike, I ended up having them build me a custom around a Surly frame, and have been very happy with the results. They have a great selection of racks, panniers, and accessories too.
All in all, I would say they were a better than average LBS.
ubik a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast, riding a Custom Surly Karate Monkey,