Nominated for: BEST Bike Shop
Cascade Bicycle Studio sells premium built-to-order bicycles in a dedicated 1-on-1 setting. The sales process is conducted by appointment only which allows for focused and thorough attention throughout the client meeting. Both the 1-on-1 process and the bicycle brands represented at the studio allow for the highest degree of customization and in turn optimize the delivery of a bicycle built specifically for each client.
The atmosphere at the studio is relaxed, professional, and rich in bicycle culture. Clients of all abilities and goals are welcome at the studio and a strong emphasis is placed on uncovering client needs and goals, rather than quizzing client's knowledge, skill set, and accolades; one does not need to “earn” the right to be a part of the studio culture.
To complement the 1-on-1 nature of the purchasing experience, Cascade Bicycle Studio also values community-building for those clients interested in maintaining a relationship with the studio and with other clients after the sale. Clients of the studio will have access to group rides, special events, and web-only information.
The studio was founded in 2005 by Zac Daab who returns to Seattle after helping develop and recommend specifications for nearly 7,000 custom frames as the Senior Fit Technician for Seven Cycles. The studio offers bikes by Seven Cycles and Sycip and welcomes cyclists of all abilities.