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About Us

Who is Different Bikes?

Different Bikes History

Our first Different Bikes store opened in West Vancouver in February 2006.

A simple idea of delivering consistently excellent customer experience in a friendly environment seemed to catch on quickly! We built on initial success and added a second bike store in North Vancouver in March 2007. In spring of 2008, we added a third bike shop to the Different Bikes family, this one in Vancouver, when an existing shop (formerly Cyclepath Broadway) joined the DB family. 

Now in our ninth season, we are one of the largest independent bicycle retailers in BC, although the experience in each location strives to combine the best of being bigger with the best of being small and local. We’re working hard to ensure that the business keeps growing steadily by delivering on our high service vision and earning every customer! 

The Business

Different Bikes is not a franchise or a buying group but a locally owned and operated bike retailer with multiple locations.

Different Bikes focuses on friendly and responsive service for all members of the family in neighbourhood-style, personal shop environments. We offer a wide range of parts, clothing and accessories from nearly every brand in the industry. Our bicycle brands are world class including Giant, Rocky Mountain, Kona in addition to specialty bikes from Knolly, Ibis, Wilier, Look, Pinarello, Intense, BMC, Niner, Colnago, Parlee, Moots and others.

Different Bikes is a proud member of the communities we operate in, striving to provide time, funds and products to local charities and programs that support children and youth, active and healthy lifestyles.

The Different Bikes Team

DB was founded by a small but diverse group of passionate cyclists, all either experienced bike industry people or successful businesspeople from other industries. Most of our store managers and key staff are also owners in the business. We Ride!

Our business is growing!