The Best Bike Shops: Poison Spider, Moab, Utah

No matter how advanced online retailers get, they’ll never be able to make the camaraderie of a brick-and-mortar bike shop. We pick our favorite spots for buying a new tube, getting a bike fit, or just shooting the breeze over a couple of beers.

Jun 26, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Best For: Desert know-how and friendly service

You can’t ride in Moab without paying a visit or three to Poison Spider: It’s the source for maps, conditions, and trail beta throughout southeast Utah. If you left your bike at home, it has a massive and well-maintained rental fleet, including premium options like Yeti SBs and Niner RIP 9s. It’s also a top spot for meeting up with other riders—just try and find a day when this place isn’t stuffed with people. The shop is invested in the Moab Trails Alliance, and is heavily involved in the maintenance of existing networks as well as the big expansion in recent years of Moab singletrack, like the brand new Captain Ahab. If you need a shuttle to the Slick Rock Trail, the top of the Whole Enchilada, or pretty much anywhere else, this is your place.

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