Customer Reviews (from actual people, so references are available):
“If you are looking for a unique experience, quality components, custom tailored bike, good conversations and a really good espresso, then Blacksmith Cycle is your one-stop cycling boutique. The team at Blacksmith caters to your needs, wants and deep desires to help you build the bike of your dreams. I love the envy and curious looks I get from other cyclists when they see the unique build of my ride. Blacksmith really delivers on providing a unique ride that caters to your riding style and personality. I love ripping around the trails on a [sweet leg-ripper] that stands out from the rest of the pack!”
Linda Shin – Toronto, Provincial and National MTB Champion:
Mike and team helped me find, fit and build my dream bike literally component by component. I now have a work of perfection steel bike that looks both classic in design (steel/carbon) with a beautiful ride quality for long gran fondos. Lots of hidden details that make it truly mine. Mike was very gentle in his advice, respecting my personal preferences and needs. Great service and attentiveness, Toronto needs bike shops like this.”
E.S. – Toronto:
For the serious experienced cyclist this is the only place to go. I’ve tried pretty much every shop in town over the last few decades and I would not go anywhere else. I was pretty much resigned to dealing with shops selling off the rack bikes, carelessly set up and mechanics that I had to second guess because it was obvious they didn’t know what they were doing until I stumbled upon Blacksmith.Thanks for a great experience.”
V. U. – Toronto:
“I’m a 57 year old who has had a neck fusion because of a broken neck. Cycling I always wanted to pursue but had a lot of limitations and frustration with the factory built bikes out there.
I found out about Blacksmith Cycle through my son Derek who lives in Toronto and is a Blacksmith client. With the expertise of Mike at Blacksmith cycle while having my neck limitations in mind the quest for the perfect fit and custom bike for me started. After a detailed fitting Mike gave me several options of builders. I checked them all out very extensively...The total experience from the fit, choosing the frame, paint scheme to the final complete build was everything Mike and the whole Blacksmith team said it would be while keeping my budget in mind. My [bike] fits like a glove, rides beyond my expectation, [and is] a perfect fit. I would recommend Blacksmith to anyone looking for a custom ride.
Thanks Blacksmith for the GREAT ride.”
H. Estey – Ottawa:
“I went to Blacksmith for the first time last year. I was looking for a new road bike and I had been told that Blacksmith might have some unique options. Since that time, I have become the proud owner of not only an immaculate, well-oiled road machine, but have also acquired a CX bike and a third, training bike – all from Blacksmith.
From the beginning, Blacksmith has a been an exceptional shop. From the initial consult, to the proper bike fit, through the build and on to follow up service, Blacksmith has been second to none.
Having found Blacksmith, I will never go anywhere else for any of my bike related needs.
As a small shop, it is always easy to find someone who knows what you need and is able to help. Mike and Paul are all about the bike and know everything they need to get you what you want. Jesse, the mechanic, is an absolute whiz (and an all around great guy). Jaimie is the super cool face of the shop and has always made it super easy to get what I am looking for. Add in a wicked cool space, a collection of frames you will find nowhere else, and a shop dog that is smarter than me, I can’t imagine a better shop.
Thanks to Blacksmith for everything, and no doubt, I will be back for more.”
T.O. – Toronto:
“Blacksmith is not your run-of-the-mill, big-box, do-it-all shop full of the standard issue bikes and brands.
It stands out in a crowded field because it stands for something. Craftsmanship. Fit. Discriminating selection. And, above all, a sincere interest in your experience as both a customer and a cyclist. In a city where high-end bike shops are all too content to put their aloofness and snobbery on full display, Mike and team can be counted on for their friendly, plain-talk advice and no-nonsense service.”