Roll Over Roots & RocksWhether you’re just starting out or you’ve been freeriding for years, Germantown Cycles has you covered. We carry great basic cross-country bikes (front suspension only) all the way up the line to carbon full-suspension bikes from brands like Specialized, Giant, and Santa Cruz.
Road & Racing Bicycles
Built for SpeedIf you’re looking for a road bike, you already know it. You’re ready to lean over and spin, spin, spin. Still, there are sub-categories of road bikes that you should be aware of like racing bikes, distance road or touring bikes, triathlon bikes, and even comfort road bikes. There are aluminum frames, titanium frames, steel frames and carbon frames. We also stock everything you will need to keep riding on like clothing, lightweight and aerodynamic helmets, multi-tools, pumps, cyclocomputers, etc. We offer road bikes by Specialized and Giant.
All-purpose Go Anywhere BicycleIf you are planning on riding the C&O Canal, cruising the neighborhood, or shedding those extra pounds, you will enjoy the versatility of a hybrid bicycle. We offer three styles of hybrids.
Perfect for the C&O Canal and light dirt trails that you would find at a campground. Adventure hybrids offer front suspension forks to dampen rough trails, and large, efficient diameter wheels. If you plan to combine light trail riding with paved bike paths, look for an adventure hybrid that has a lock-out on the suspension fork.
Comfort bikes fall into two separate categories. Both have comfort features like adjustable handlebar positioning, comfort saddles with suspension seat posts, and intuitive gear shifters and brake controls. So what’s the difference? The dimension of the wheels – classic hybrids have a taller, leaner wheel while classic comfort bikes have a shorter, beefier wheel. It’s not a huge difference in the parking lot but it makes a difference when you’re on the road, trail, etc. Time for a test ride?
This is a newer style of bike that mimics more traditional hybrids but leans towards performance more than comfort. These bikes are still considered more comfortable than road bikes because they have upright handlebars and slightly wider tires. Fitness bikes are best for a mixture of leisure, commuting and solo or group distance riding. These are also ideal rider for athletic types who are new to cycling. These bikes are also common as second bikes – or winter bikes – for racers.