Best For: Great trails and good ol’ fashioned service
With slick rock to rival Moab and single track as good as Crested Butte, Sedona might be the most underrated mountain bike destination in the country. And the town’s newest shop, an offshoot of the original OTE that put Fruita, Colorado on the map, keeps up the low-key vibe. The small, friendly staff can make esoterica like bottom bracket compatibility comprehensible to even the rank neophyte, and if the guys are in the shop they don’t turn away customers (even after hours). It’s like the Cheers of bike shops: there’s espresso if you ask, frequently beer in the fridge, a pump track out back, and lots of locals hanging and talking most evenings.