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    looking for good mechanic in metro west area

    I recently moved to the metro west area and am looking for a good shop with a knowledgeable and honest service department. I know how tune up my own bikes and have most tools needed for routine bike service. The two shops closest to me are Frank's Spoke n Wheel in Sudbury and ATA Cycle in Concord. I'm really looking for someplace that knows how to service mountain bike forks and shocks as well as hydraulic disc brakes. It would be nice if they don't rip you off or treat you with any attitude. I'd like to support a LBS but don't know if I should give Frank's or ATA a try.

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    They may not be too close

    but JRA in Medford comes highly recommended

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    I've been to JRA. They are great but getting there is a major pain especially any time close to rush hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    ...It would be nice if they don't rip you off or treat you with any attitude...
    Yeah, been living here for quite a while...I got nothing.


    Edit: JRA is pretty awesome, just not metrowest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3 View Post
    Yeah, been living here for quite a while...I got nothing.
    I live in Framingham not much out this way .. landrys is expensive..maybe the bicycle alley in Worcester but that's about it... I do travel to Jra quiet a bit..ride sucks but you know they do it right and fairly reasonable prices

    Arron and brian(owner) great guys and very knowledgeable

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    I've been happy with Landry's so far - very honest and helpful service. You get what you pay for, so it may not be the cheapest, but the service really is great. I consider them my LBS.

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    Bikeway Source in Bedford has been a friendly bunch for me, but I've only used them for small part purchases and a clearance road bike. I don't get the impression they do many forks/shocks, but should do well for brake bleeds or wheel builds. Given how infrequently a fork/shock needs service though, I'd just deal with the drive to JRA for that.

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    As I recall the folks at ATA are very knowledgeable about cycling but they cater to ultra high end road bikes: DeRosa, Colnago etc.

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    I've been to ATA. Actually got fitted and bought my road bike from them. I'm not sure how much they know about mtb. Good to hear about Landrys.

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