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    Recommend me a store in Boston, MA

    I'll be visiting Boston soon and was hoping to find a quality store with stuff like IF or other high-end bikes, a fine selection of clothing and skilled staff. Can anyone recommend me a store like this in or around Boston?

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    If your looking for a core shop with no attitude and great staff. Go to JRA Cycles in Medford MA.
    Brian the owner has assembled a great staff and awesome selection of bikes and gear.
    Lynn Woods:yikes:
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    IF is in Cambridge. You can visit the factory.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Ripmo now.

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    IF is in Somerville. On the Cambridge line so yeah its close.
    Lynn Woods:yikes:
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    Didn't IF move to NH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonBoy
    Didn't IF move to NH?
    They are in NH
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    ya, they moved to about 57 yards from my apartment. now i can just walk my IF over when i crack my TI frame again

    thay took wicked good care of me on the last break. 7 years of service and the 29er rides as nice as day one, well, nicer since the new rear end they welded on has tire clearance for wider tires now.

    buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogreg
    They are in NH

    Figures, the way Taxachusetts is, i can't blame em... Still blows that they moved of mass though...
    Lynn Woods:yikes:
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    JRA is the best shop for MTB in the Boston Area.

    Brian & Aaron are very knowledgeable. They have some great bikes and some pretty good high end gear. I bought my Ibis from them last fall and could not be happier with their help during the purchase and the support afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog

    thay took wicked good care of me on the last break.

    rog
    Gawt wicked good cair guy, WICKED FAWKING GOOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears
    Figures, the way Taxachusetts is, i can't blame em... Still blows that they moved of mass though...
    Taxachusetts? With no sales tax on clothing up to $175 and a general sales tax of 6,25%? As a European that makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikes
    Taxachusetts? With no sales tax on clothing up to $175 and a general sales tax of 6,25%? As a European that makes me laugh.
    Yup.... compare NH's GDP to MA's for even more laughs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears
    Figures, the way Taxachusetts is, i can't blame em... Still blows that they moved of mass though...
    The tax situation had nothing to do with them moving. In effect, IF was bankrupt in 2007 so Gary Smith bought an 80% share to keep them afloat. Gary also owns BaileyWorks Bags, which is located in NH, and is where Gary lives. When you own a company you can put it anywhere you want and near your home is certainly desirable. Real estate costs I'm sure were a contributing factor.

    To answer the OP's question, if you want high end bikes and plenty of them, go to Belmont Wheelworks in Belmont. You could also go to Ride.Studio.Cafe in Lexington (Rob Vandermark of Seven owns it). It's more of a boutique but they carry primarily high end bikes and clothing (like Rapha).
    Last edited by misterdangerpants; 05-16-2011 at 04:15 PM.

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    Nother vote for JRA, they are good and right off 93 in medford

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    JRA is the place to go!
    BTW, MA is losing population (tax paying) every year as this state becomes more and more expensive to live in. Try owning a home or running a business here. Its ugly.

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    Waiting for my 3rd bike from JRA.
    Definitely the best MTB shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsbike
    JRA is the place to go!
    BTW, MA is losing population (tax paying) every year as this state becomes more and more expensive to live in. Try owning a home or running a business here. Its ugly.
    I own a home and a business here, and I don't know what youre talking about. Go buy a house in Kentucky if you want cheap property taxes; you'll just have to sell corn on the side of the road and perform your own dental work.

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