Topanga Creek Bicycles is a Los Angeles area bicycle shop that specializes in mountain and touring bicycles in Southern California. We are in Topanga Canyon which is 12 scenic miles from the Santa Monica Pier. When you visit us in Topanga we want you to relax in our Adirondack chairs along the creek and enjoy the retreat-like surroundings. With Topanga State Park right next door you will find yourself completely in tune with Mother Nature. We value quality of life and hope our shop can offer you the best cycling experience in Los Angeles - on and off the bike.
Every year the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) recognizes a handful of bike shops across the country and gives out special awards in several different categories. In 2012 Topanga Creek Bicycles was awarded the BRAINy Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the U.S. It was a huge honor to be recognized by the bike industry and our peers.
There's no doubt that mountain biking is our passion. We regularly close the shop to partake in MTB races; we have a weekly shop ride and an overnight biking adventure that welcome all people; and we continue to grow our TCB community by getting people on quality bicycles everyday so they have the best experience. We welcome you all to become part of our family.
When it comes to bikepacking and bicycle touring you can count on us to help get you to your next destination whether it be a short weekend get-away or a three-month trek across South America. Road or off-road it's your pick because we've got the expertise and also the gear in stock to get you going. Our thoughtful and patient approach results in unique and finely tuned bicycles that fit properly and perform well. Choose touring bikes from Surly, Salsa, Jones and more. We also stock touring necessities such as Brooks Saddles/bags, Revelate bag, Arkel and Orlieb panniers, Tubus and Old Man Mountain racks and lots more.
When you make a purchase from us you get more than just a bike or a saddle. In fact, every purchase comes with the benefit of a lifelong relationship with us because we treat you as a customer for life, and not play games just to make a quick sale. The relationship starts with one-year free cable adjustments and a free tune-up with your new bike purchase. We will offer our expertise to guide you to make the right purchase. We will invite you to bike races. We will even overnight parts to you should you become stranded in the middle of nowhere while touring. Yes, you are stuck with us for life and that's a great thing.
We treat each bike purchase with high degree of care and personalization. That's why we provide a free professional fitting service for those who purchase a bike from us
whether it's a touring bike, cyclocross or mountain bike. We highly encourage you to make an appointment ahead of time so we can allocate uninterrupted time to perform the measurements and go over your bike with you. Ultimately we want you to have the best experience so you can truly enjoy riding your new bike for years to come. Click here to fill out your appointment request.
We're humbled. The National Bicycle Dealers Association has once again awarded us America's Best Bike Shops for 2014. It is an incredible honor
to receive such recognition two years in a row. Without saying this is to be shared with our amazing shop family (yes all of you awesome
loyal customers out there) for making TCB the special place that is. I guess we'll have to do more fun mountain bike rides,
go to more races, create more camping weekends, bikepack more, and unpredict many more journeys. Big title sure comes with big burden!
We're passing on great savings from manufacturers so that you can have more cash in your pocket during
this special promotional period. In addition we're selling off some of our demo bikes to make room
for new models. This is a great chance to get that dream bike you've been waiting for. Save on Surly,
Salsa, BMC, Orbea and more.
Click here for more info.
With the success of the LES 29, Pivot steps up the game one more time with the new LES 27.5. The exclusive hallow box
internal molding technology produces a lighter, stronger and ride tuned carbon frame design. Enjoy the
tight and responsive handling characteristics of the compact chainstays along with the benefits of 27.5" wheels.
If you want to have lots of fun on a sub-20 lb hardtail carbon bike and don't mind winning a few races at the same time,
Pivot LES is definitely one of those bikes that will totally surprise you. In stock now.
Click for more info.
We closed shop on Saturday, June 7 to partake in 12 & 6 Hours of Temecula mountain bike race in northern San Diego County.
This extremely popular SoCal Endurance series take place 3 times a year and attract hundreds of racers from all over the country.
As one of our favorite races for the bike shop, we had over a dozen participants divided
into multiple teams. Many raced 6-hour solo, and our 4-person single speed team podiumed for the first place spot in that category.
The camping weekend was filled with great fun, great food, and great friendship. Click
here to see the pictures or
here for the race website.
For those of you who care more about having FUN on a bike than counting and shaving off a few milligrams off the handlebar, the Niner ROS 9 will
put a huge smile on your face. It's slack front-end geometry, extra short chainstays and oversized headtube give you a ride that's confident and
composed. The 4130 chromoly steel frame takes the edge off the hardtail as you roll and jump over those rocks and roots. Fit it with a 140mm fork with gears
or without, and you're in for some serious fun. Roll over anything you want - just aim and go for it. In stock now.
Click here for more info.
Cogburn CB4 is the ultimate all-terrain fatbike that will take you deep into the backcountry to hunt, fish, or forage.
From RealTree Extra® camouflage finish to anodized black no-glare components, Cogburn is a serious outdoorsman's
vehicle that can safely carry a rifle, bow, or even a chainsaw. Extra wide 3.8" tires run at very low pressure to provide floatation
and traction. Other features include double-butted aluminum tubeset, low stand over height, and full length cable routing to keeps out the elements.
Most importantly, Cogburn CB4 is the bike you want to be on when zombie apocalypse happens. Test ride one at TCB today.
Our fun weekly Saturday mountain bike ride starts at 8:00 a.m. and it's open to everyone.
There are lots of flowy fireroads and fun single tracks with multiple climbs so be prepared for a great workout.
We leave from the shop for Topanga State Park and the ride is about 2 to 2.5 hours long.
Just show up with your bike and gear, have some fun in the dirt, and then hang out to meet new people afterwards.
We're truly glad to have met and made friends with some of the most wonderful people on these rides.
This is also a great opportunity to demo our performance mountain bikes from
Orbea and more.
Bike demo/rental reservation is required. We do cancel the ride for races, holidays and bad weather. To find out where and what the ride
is for each coming weekend, just
become a shop fan on Facebook,
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e-mail or call us.
The latest addition to the Brooks family is the Cambium C15 Limited Edition racing saddle. Only 2,000 are made and each one is numbered.
The Cambium saddle is made out of vulcanized natural rubber with organic cotton canvas on top which makes it extremely durable,
comfortable and maintenance-free. Available in natural or slate. We also have Cambium C17 and Cambium Carved (with hole in the center)
Bikepacking is not just the latest buzz word for us. We have been enjoying lots of bike adventures and setting people up for bikepacking trips way
before it caught on in the mainstream bicycle world. We knew it was just a matter of time before more people realize how invigorating
and freeing it is to bike into the woods and sleep under the magnificent starry sky without any mundane thought. We look forward to our
weekly trip (UnPredict Your Wednesday) and welcome anyone to join us. We stock Revelate frame bags, Surly/Salsa bags, racks, panniers and lots
more to get you ready for your bike trips.
Click here to see our trip gallery.
These perfectly sized UnPrecit Your Journey metal camping mugs are perfect for your next journey wherever that may be. Enamel coating makes it
super durable and easy to clean. Available in red, blue and light green. Purchase them online or in the store.
Niner's new RLT 9 does not like to be labelled or defined. It is a gravel grinder/cyclocross, geared/single-speed, 700c/29er bike.
Set it up however you want based on where you want to go. The hydroformed frame tubing construction with custom gravel-tuned carbon
fork guarantees to provide an outstanding ride
quality. Additionally, lower bottom bracket and slacker headtube angle give you the stability on those rocky roads. RLT 9 is designed to reduce
fatigue and increase comfort, so you can enjoy riding on the road less traveled. In stock now. Click here
for more info.
One of the hottest items in the touring world is the Jones H-Bar. This unconventional looking handlebar provides the
ultimate comfort and control when it comes to long distance riding. Naturally there's a lot of buzz around
Jeff Jones bikes and we're very excited to have Jones Diamond touring bike available as a demo. Designed to be quick but
with a laid back feel, Jones Diamond means business when it comes to your next bicycle adventure.
Contact us to schedule for a demo.
Brooks Cambium C17 is a new generation of saddles that's made out of vulcanized natural rubber
and organic cotton canvas to provide immediate comfort. It is flexible, maintenance free and waterproof.
The Cambium even received the coveted Gold Award at 2013 Eurobike, the world's largest bicycle
industry trade show. With Brooks' legendary trademark of craftsmanship and quality, the Cambium
is not only made to last but will provide the level of service only Brooks can deliver. The new
Cambium C17 Carved in stock now.
Light & Motion has a great line of lighting systems that can keep you safer in the trails or on the
streets. Light weight, compact and super bright, Light & Motion scientifically tests the actual lumen
output from their lights and publishes the results to back up their data. This is the level of commitment
we love to see from a manufacturer. And with safety in mind, many of their lights feature wide angle
illumination for greater visibility. Visit the shop for selections.
If you're going on a bike tour this summer you need to start thinking about proper touring gear and accessories
for the trip. To make riding at night safer, we recommend that you are equipped with a generator type lighting system
so you don't have to worry about charging the battery while on the road. We carry award-winning Supernova from Germany
who makes the brightest and highest quality generator-powered lighting systems on the market today. Their E3 series
are designed to work with Schmidt Dynamo front hub or SON that is extremely reliable and has almost no drag.
The E3 series come in rugged aluminum housing that is corrosion resistant and can be replaced if damaged.
Supernova E3 comes in different levels and they are truly the ultimate choice for touring.
Click here to see more touring accessories.
From the popular Touring B17 to the classic Swift Titanium racing saddle, we keep in stock just about everything
Brooks has to offer so you can immediately enjoy the great benefits of these all-natural leather saddles for many years to come.
As one of Brooks top Supreme level dealers in the US,
you will also find various bags, messenger bags, panniers, grips, and much more
when you visit our shop. Our years of experience can guide you to choose the right color and style to suit your taste no
matter what you're looking for. Bring your bike or seatpost in so we can install your new Brooks saddle free of charge.
Whether you're planning a week-long bike trip to visit neighboring state or a 3-month long bike trip to trek across South America,
we are your bicycle touring specialist who can help you choose the right bike and proper equipment so you can focus on the fun part
— riding. With years of experience and customer feedback we make sure you end up with a quality touring bicycle, parts and gears that are durable, long-lasting,
and also backed by superb manufacturers' warranties. We also stock lots of touring essentials such as Tubus, Old Man Mountain, Surly
and Topeak racks, Arkel and Ortlieb panniers, Brooks Saddles, tools and much more. Visit us for more information.
Revelate was created out of passion and experience by one man who loved adventures by bike. It offers quality gear
for rackless lightweight touring, bikepacking, distance road touring, expedition touring, winter riding and everything in
makes bags for the cockpit area for quick and easy access, wide handlebar bags for extra storage, and seat
bags that expands up to 12 liters. If you own a fat-tire bike such as Surly Pugsley or Salsa Mukluk, Revelate frame bags
are made just for them. Made in the USA. Many items in stock now.
Whether you're hauling 40 pounds of touring gear trekking across Montana or transporting knick-knacks around town,
we have the right bike rack solution
for all your touring and commuting needs. We keep in stock Tubus, Old Man Mountain,
Surly Racks and more. These racks are designed to fit and accommodate various frame designs include mountain bikes
with disc brakes and even 29ers. They also carry up to 10 years of full manufacturer's warranty. In addition, we have a big
selection of Arkel and Ortlieb panniers that are simply the best in the industry. Free installation with all rack purchases.
We love biking, and we love camping. It was only natural that in June we started closing
the shop on Wednesdays by going on fun bikepacking trips. The trips are quite spontaneous
in nature so we never know where we may end up camping for the night. That's why it's called
UnPredict Your Wednesday. If you'd like to join us please contact us
and we can help to get you and your bike ready for any adventure.
Click here to check out some of our fun trips.
Keen is known for their durable and comfortable footwear for the outdoors. We now have
their SPD compatible biking sandals Commuter III in stock. Features include full length SPD compatible plate,
hydrophobic mesh lining, non-marking rubber outsole, polyester webbing upper, and
secure fit lace capture system. They double as trail sandal too. A must-have for the summer time.
Gift giving has just become easier! TCB Gift Cards are availabe in any amount between $50
and $500. Good for all merchandise and services at the shop.
Use the gift card to purchase the latest Brooks leather saddle, a set of light-weight custom laced wheels, or even a dream bike. You can easily check your card balance online 24/7.
Click for more info.
The local newspaper Topanga Messenger recently did a
story on us
and highlighted the ever-growing community we have created around the shop. Our community is made up of people
from all walks of life, of all ages, and even from all over the world. We do weekly mountain bike rides,
go to bike races, host movie nights, get people together to do trail maintenance, hire local artisans to make shop
jerseys and mugs, and partake in national bicycle advocacy meetings to better the greater cycling community.
Needless to say, our community is the essence of the shop. We are so grateful that we have met and come to know
so many of you who we call friends and who are an integral part of the community. Please follow
to the article.
We love things that are handmade because it requires creativity, individuality and craftsmanship to produce
something that is never identical to the next one. We strongly support the artisan community and you can
find many of these unique handmade items at our shop. The popular TCB mugs are made by a local artist in Topanga.
Danny, who is a luthier by trade, makes
wooden clocks with recycled bicycle components. There are rubber wallets made out of recycled bicycle tubes. You'll also
find handmade touring frame bags and related accessories. Visit our shop to see them all.
Take your bike to the next level with a set of our custom built wheels. We hand lace all custom wheels from
scratch starting with a pair of hubs from highly sought-after companies such as Chris King and White Industries.
Using Phil Wood Spoke Cutting Machine, we can cut and thread each spoke to any length based on wheel and hub
combination. It's then a true balancing act to get each wheel complete round, dished and true to yield a final
product that's light-weight, strong, precise and race-ready. Reduced rotational weight means you'll work less
with every pedal stroke, thus noticeable gain in efficiency and power.
See custom wheel building in action.