Best For: North-country welcome and snappy kits and tees
This place wins the award for best logo ever: stylized, livid-looking fish trapped in a hexagon that apparently bears more than a passing resemblance to shop-owner Josh Klauck. But don’t be scared off by the hipster look. Big beards and flannel abound and there’s PBR in the fridge, but there’s also plenty of welcoming faces, both at the coffee bar in the front and the clinically neat workshop in back. On display are swanky bikes from Moots, Lynskey, Niner, Pegoretti, Independent Fabrications, and, of course, the local trifecta of Surly, Salsa, and Foundry. Add in a robust grassroots racing team and some of the best wrenches this side of the Mississippi, and it turns out ACF isn’t that angry at all.