At Alan's, we are
proud to offer all of the things that you've come
to expect from a quality mountain bike shop. We
carry an excellent variety of frames and complete
bikes, a wide range of forks, rear shocks, wheels,
tires and all of the other parts you'll need to
get rolling and stay rolling down the trail. Our
ample selection of helmets, jerseys, sunglasses,
lights and locks makes it easy for you to find
the accessories you need. And, if we don't have
what you're looking for in stock, we'll do our
best to special order it for you. Alan is a capable
mechanic, willing and able to tune and repair
bikes quickly and reliably.
What sets us apart from the
rest are the other services we provide, including
bike rentals, organized weekend and weekday rides,
and advice about bike fitting and basic riding
We understand that not everybody
who visits Taipei wants to, or is able to bring
their bike with them. Don't let that stop you
from enjoying some of the excellent riding that
Northern Taiwan has to offer.
At Alan's, we offer
both hardtails and full suspension bikes for rent
on a day-to-day basis. The rental price for hardtails
is $800 NT per day, while the full suspension
bikes are $1000 NT per day. We stock a variety
of sizes, including large frames to accommodate
tall riders. We recommend that you contact
us a minimum of 2-3 days in advance to ensure
bike availability. Renters are responsible for
their own safety and for any damage to the bike
during the rental period, and are required to
leave a deposit and/or their ID with the shop.
Whether you've brought your
own bike from overseas, or are renting one of
ours, we realize that you may need some help actually
getting to the trail. At Alan's, we are
always happy to include you in our regular weekend
rides; we organize rides most Saturday and Sunday
mornings. These organized weekend rides attract
a wide range of riders, both foreign and local,
male and female, ranging in age from 13 to 50+.
Participating in one of our rides is a great way
to find new trails and meet new riders. If you're
in town and have some free time on a weekday morning,
we may be able to help arrange a special ride
You can learn more about our
favorite riding destinations here.
For more information about taking part in an organized
ride, or having Alan take you out for a weekday
ride, please contact us.
Bike Fitting and Riding Skills
We want to help everybody who
comes into our shop to understand the importance
of the relationship between the biker and the
bicycle. When buying a bike it is important to
understand how you and the bike should best work
together. Let our years of experience help you
get a great fit - not only will we help you find
the most appropriately sized frame for your body
and riding style, but we'll also help you choose
the stem/handlebar combination and even seat height
that you need to be comfortable, safe and efficient
when you ride.
On the trail, Alan can help
beginning and intermediate riders improve their
riding skills. His advice can help you improve
your skills on technical climbs and descents,
and even can help you fine tune your body position
on the bike to maximize your comfort. We'll do
our best in the shop and on the trail to make
sure that you truly do enjoy your riding experience
while you're with us here in Northern Taiwan.
A steady flow of customers
keeps us busy in the shop.
A group of riders prepare
for one of our Sunday morning rides.
Riders are always welcome
to give us their photos to post on our very own
Wall of Fame.
Alan makes some minor trail-side disc brake adjustments.