1273 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
MAP 310.455.2111
Shop Hours *
Monday11 am – 6 pm
Tuesday11 am – 6 pm
UnPredict Your Wednesday
Thursday11 am – 6 pm
Friday11 am – 6 pm
Saturday11 am – 5 pm
SundayGone on adventure
Appointments for repair pickup / dropoff and bike purchase available during off hours. Please call or email us.
* Closed on major holidays
* Closed the week of 8/25 for Eurobike and shop renovation. Open again after Labor Day on 9/2

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Unpredict Your Journey - Time to go bikepacking Santa Monica Mountains' Full Service Bike Shop Awarded the Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop Adventure Bikepacking and Bike Touring Outfitter Community, Quality and Service Focused Bike Shop
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Topanga Creek Bicycles is a Los Angeles area bicycle shop that specializes in mountain and touring bicycles in Southern California. We are in Topanga Canyon which is 12 scenic miles from the Santa Monica Pier. When you visit us in Topanga we want you to relax in our Adirondack chairs along the creek and enjoy the retreat-like surroundings. With Topanga State Park right next door you will find yourself completely in tune with Mother Nature. We value quality of life and hope our shop can offer you the best cycling experience in Los Angeles - on and off the bike.
Every year the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) recognizes a handful of bike shops across the country and gives out special awards in several different categories. In 2012 Topanga Creek Bicycles was awarded the BRAINy Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the U.S. It was a huge honor to be recognized by the bike industry and our peers. There's no doubt that mountain biking is our passion. We regularly close the shop to partake in MTB races; we have a weekly shop ride and an overnight biking adventure that welcome all people; and we continue to grow our TCB community by getting people on quality bicycles everyday so they have the best experience. We welcome you all to become part of our family.
When it comes to bikepacking and bicycle touring you can count on us to help get you to your next destination whether it be a short weekend get-away or a three-month trek across South America. Road or off-road it's your pick because we've got the expertise and also the gear in stock to get you going. Our thoughtful and patient approach results in unique and finely tuned bicycles that fit properly and perform well. Choose touring bikes from Surly, Salsa, Jones and more. We also stock touring necessities such as Brooks Saddles/bags, Revelate bag, Arkel and Orlieb panniers, Tubus and Old Man Mountain racks and lots more.
When you make a purchase from us you get more than just a bike or a saddle. In fact, every purchase comes with the benefit of a lifelong relationship with us because we treat you as a customer for life, and not play games just to make a quick sale. The relationship starts with one-year free cable adjustments and a free tune-up with your new bike purchase. We will offer our expertise to guide you to make the right purchase. We will invite you to bike races. We will even overnight parts to you should you become stranded in the middle of nowhere while touring. Yes, you are stuck with us for life and that's a great thing.
Summer Sale

Summer Sale - new and demo bikes!

We're passing on great savings from manufacturers so that you can have more cash in your pocket during this special promotional period. In addition we're selling off some of our demo bikes to make room for new models. This is a great chance to get that dream bike you've been waiting for. Save on Surly, Salsa, BMC, Orbea and more. Click here for more info.

Pivot LES 27.5 Carbon

Pivot LES 27.5 Carbon

With the success of the LES 29, Pivot steps up the game one more time with the new LES 27.5. The exclusive hallow box internal molding technology produces a lighter, stronger and ride tuned carbon frame design. Enjoy the tight and responsive handling characteristics of the compact chainstays along with the benefits of 27.5" wheels. If you want to have lots of fun on a sub-20 lb hardtail carbon bike and don't mind winning a few races at the same time, Pivot LES is definitely one of those bikes that will totally surprise you. In stock now. Click for more info.

12 Hours of Temecula Mountain Bike Race

Showing off our new team jersey at the 12/6 Hours of Temecula Bike Race

We closed shop on Saturday, June 7 to partake in 12 & 6 Hours of Temecula mountain bike race in northern San Diego County. This extremely popular SoCal Endurance series take place 3 times a year and attract hundreds of racers from all over the country. As one of our favorite races for the bike shop, we had over a dozen participants divided into multiple teams. Many raced 6-hour solo, and our 4-person single speed team podiumed for the first place spot in that category. The camping weekend was filled with great fun, great food, and great friendship. Click here to see the pictures or here for the race website.

Niner ROS 9

Steel still rules - Niner ROS 9

For those of you who care more about having FUN on a bike than counting and shaving off a few milligrams off the handlebar, the Niner ROS 9 will put a huge smile on your face. It's slack front-end geometry, extra short chainstays and oversized headtube give you a ride that's confident and composed. The 4130 chromoly steel frame takes the edge off the hardtail as you roll and jump over those rocks and roots. Fit it with a 140mm fork with gears or without, and you're in for some serious fun. Roll over anything you want - just aim and go for it. In stock now. Click here for more info.

Orbea Rallon X30 27.5

Orbea's 27.5 full-suspension Rallon

Orbea's new Rallon is tuned for serious Enduro performance. Riding on 27.5" rims for faster and more controlled decent, the Rallon is set up to win many races. Features include Tricone alloy tubing, direct post mount to accommodate 180mm rotors or larger, adjustable geometry with a simple rotation of the eccentric shock mount hardware, Enduro Max Black Oxide bearings to handle extreme use, and a pure enduro geometry that provides great stability even in rough terrain. Click for more info.

Cogburn All-Terrain Fatbike

Cogburn is ready to take on the backcountry and more

Cogburn CB4 is the ultimate all-terrain fatbike that will take you deep into the backcountry to hunt, fish, or forage. From RealTree Extra® camouflage finish to anodized black no-glare components, Cogburn is a serious outdoorsman's vehicle that can safely carry a rifle, bow, or even a chainsaw. Extra wide 3.8" tires run at very low pressure to provide floatation and traction. Other features include double-butted aluminum tubeset, low stand over height, and full length cable routing to keeps out the elements. Most importantly, Cogburn CB4 is the bike you want to be on when zombie apocalypse happens. Test ride one at TCB today.

Niner Jet 9 Carbon demo available

Test ride the latest Niner Jet 9 Carbon

The very awesome Niner Jet 9 Carbon is available for demo at TCB. The patented CVA™ Suspension provides an incredibly fast and smooth ride with superb compliance and damping via a tuned for CVA Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock. Sharing the same geometry and handling characteristics as the Jet 9 RDO, the Jet 9 Carbon is also put through the same rigorous tests for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics. Reservation is recommended to ensure the availability of the bike. Click here for our demo/rental program info.

Topanga Creek Bicycles was awarded Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the USA

Topanga Creek Bicycles was awarded Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the U.S.

Everyone who has participated in a Saturday ride, had coffee at the shop, raced or camped with us at one of our events should be proud of themselves. Topanga Creek Bicycles (and our customer family) was selected by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as the Top Mountain Bike Pro Shop in the USA. Apparently, the photos of all of us having fun on bikes is what the industry is all about, so lets keep on riding! Read more.

Check out our later shop ride video

A fun video featuring our shop group ride

We rolled out the red carpet to premier our latest video featuring Saturday shop group mountain bike ride. We hope the video will inspire more of you to join us for 2-3 hours of great exercise and fun in the dirt in the beautiful Topanga State Park. Credit goes to Brian Kaufman who did an outstanding job making and producing the video. Click here for our Videos Page that contains other videos such as bicycle/product reviews, bike races / events, and people simply having fun cycling in all parts of Los Angeles. New videos are being added as we speak so check back often.

Shop weekly mountain bike ride

We welcome everyone to join us for Saturday shop ride

Our fun weekly Saturday mountain bike ride starts at 8:00 a.m. and it's open to everyone. There are lots of flowy fireroads and fun single tracks with multiple climbs so be prepared for a great workout. We leave from the shop for Topanga State Park and the ride is about 2 to 2.5 hours long. Just show up with your bike and gear, have some fun in the dirt, and then hang out to meet new people afterwards. We're truly glad to have met and made friends with some of the most wonderful people on these rides. This is also a great opportunity to demo our performance mountain bikes from BMC, Niner, Salsa, Pivot, Orbea and more. Bike demo/rental reservation is required. We do cancel the ride for races, holidays and bad weather. To find out where and what the ride is for each coming weekend, just become a shop fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, e-mail or call us.

Niner RLT 9

Explore new roads with Niner RLT 9

Niner's new RLT 9 does not like to be labelled or defined. It is a gravel grinder/cyclocross, geared/single-speed, 700c/29er bike. Set it up however you want based on where you want to go. The hydroformed frame tubing construction with custom gravel-tuned carbon fork guarantees to provide an outstanding ride quality. Additionally, lower bottom bracket and slacker headtube angle give you the stability on those rocky roads. RLT 9 is designed to reduce fatigue and increase comfort, so you can enjoy riding on the road less traveled. In stock now. Click here for more info.

Bikepacking trips gallery

We're your bikepacking outpost in So Cal

Bikepacking is not just the latest buzz word for us. We have been enjoying lots of bike adventures and setting people up for bikepacking trips way before it caught on in the mainstream bicycle world. We knew it was just a matter of time before more people realize how invigorating and freeing it is to bike into the woods and sleep under the magnificent starry sky without any mundane thought. We look forward to our weekly trip (UnPredict Your Wednesday) and welcome anyone to join us. We stock Revelate frame bags, Surly/Salsa bags, racks, panniers and lots more to get you ready for your bike trips. Click here to see our trip gallery.

Jones Bike now in stock

Jeff Jones bike comes to TCB

One of the hottest items in the touring world is the Jones H-Bar. This unconventional looking handlebar provides the ultimate comfort and control when it comes to long distance riding. Naturally there's a lot of buzz around Jeff Jones bikes and we're very excited to have Jones Diamond touring bike available as a demo. Designed to be quick but with a laid back feel, Jones Diamond means business when it comes to your next bicycle adventure. Contact us to schedule for a demo.

Surly ECR Everything Bike

Explore the world with the new Surly ECR

Surly calls the new ECR a lovechild of Krampus, Ogre and Long Haul Trucker. In deed this is one beast of a bike. Massive 29+ tires with low weight rubber help you roll over just about anything in your way. Run rack, fenders, single speed, Rohloff hub, Anything Cage and more so you can go on many fun and amazing adventures. ECR is in stock now. Visit the shop and take one home today.

Brooks Cambium Carved Saddles

Brooks Cambium Carved saddles, a new kind of cool

Brooks Cambium C17 is a new generation of saddles that's made out of vulcanized natural rubber and organic cotton canvas to provide immediate comfort. It is flexible, maintenance free and waterproof. The Cambium even received the coveted Gold Award at 2013 Eurobike, the world's largest bicycle industry trade show. With Brooks' legendary trademark of craftsmanship and quality, the Cambium is not only made to last but will provide the level of service only Brooks can deliver. The new Cambium C17 Carved in stock now.

Keep yourself safe with Light & Motion lights

Keep yourself safe with Light & Motion lights

Light & Motion has a great line of lighting systems that can keep you safer in the trails or on the streets. Light weight, compact and super bright, Light & Motion scientifically tests the actual lumen output from their lights and publishes the results to back up their data. This is the level of commitment we love to see from a manufacturer. And with safety in mind, many of their lights feature wide angle illumination for greater visibility. Visit the shop for selections.

Bicycle touring accessories

Make the right purchase for your trip

If you're going on a bike tour this summer you need to start thinking about proper touring gear and accessories for the trip. To make riding at night safer, we recommend that you are equipped with a generator type lighting system so you don't have to worry about charging the battery while on the road. We carry award-winning Supernova from Germany who makes the brightest and highest quality generator-powered lighting systems on the market today. Their E3 series are designed to work with Schmidt Dynamo front hub or SON that is extremely reliable and has almost no drag. The E3 series come in rugged aluminum housing that is corrosion resistant and can be replaced if damaged. Supernova E3 comes in different levels and they are truly the ultimate choice for touring. Click here to see more touring accessories.

Brooks Saddles at Topanga Creek Bicycles

Come see, touch and feel our wall of Brooks

From the popular Touring B17 to the classic Swift Titanium racing saddle, we keep in stock just about everything Brooks has to offer so you can immediately enjoy the great benefits of these all-natural leather saddles for many years to come. As one of Brooks top Supreme level dealers in the US, you will also find various bags, messenger bags, panniers, grips, and much more when you visit our shop. Our years of experience can guide you to choose the right color and style to suit your taste no matter what you're looking for. Bring your bike or seatpost in so we can install your new Brooks saddle free of charge.

Bicycle touring

We offer the best in bicycle touring

Whether you're planning a week-long bike trip to visit neighboring state or a 3-month long bike trip to trek across South America, we are your bicycle touring specialist who can help you choose the right bike and proper equipment so you can focus on the fun part — riding. With years of experience and customer feedback we make sure you end up with a quality touring bicycle, parts and gears that are durable, long-lasting, and also backed by superb manufacturers' warranties. We also stock lots of touring essentials such as Tubus, Old Man Mountain, Surly and Topeak racks, Arkel and Ortlieb panniers, Brooks Saddles, tools and much more. Visit us for more information.

Revelate Designs touring accessories

Revelate Designs touring accessories

Revelate was created out of passion and experience by one man who loved adventures by bike. It offers quality gear for rackless lightweight touring, bikepacking, distance road touring, expedition touring, winter riding and everything in between. Revelate makes bags for the cockpit area for quick and easy access, wide handlebar bags for extra storage, and seat bags that expands up to 12 liters. If you own a fat-tire bike such as Surly Pugsley or Salsa Mukluk, Revelate frame bags are made just for them. Made in the USA. Many items in stock now.

Touring and commuting bicycles racks

We have the perfect rack for you

Whether you're hauling 40 pounds of touring gear trekking across Montana or transporting knick-knacks around town, we have the right bike rack solution for all your touring and commuting needs. We keep in stock Tubus, Old Man Mountain, Surly Racks and more. These racks are designed to fit and accommodate various frame designs include mountain bikes with disc brakes and even 29ers. They also carry up to 10 years of full manufacturer's warranty. In addition, we have a big selection of Arkel and Ortlieb panniers that are simply the best in the industry. Free installation with all rack purchases.

UnPredict Your Wednesday

Weekly bikepacking trip on UnPredict Your Wednesday

We love biking, and we love camping. It was only natural that in June we started closing the shop on Wednesdays by going on fun bikepacking trips. The trips are quite spontaneous in nature so we never know where we may end up camping for the night. That's why it's called UnPredict Your Wednesday. If you'd like to join us please contact us and we can help to get you and your bike ready for any adventure. Click here to check out some of our fun trips.

Super cool Keen biking sandals are here

Keen biking sandals are perfect for the summer time

Keen is known for their durable and comfortable footwear for the outdoors. We now have their SPD compatible biking sandals Commuter III in stock. Features include full length SPD compatible plate, hydrophobic mesh lining, non-marking rubber outsole, polyester webbing upper, and secure fit lace capture system. They double as trail sandal too. A must-have for the summer time.

Topanga Creek Bicycle Gift Cards now available

TCB Gift Cards - the gift of joy

Gift giving has just become easier! TCB Gift Cards are availabe in any amount between $50 and $500. Good for all merchandise and services at the shop. Use the gift card to purchase the latest Brooks leather saddle, a set of light-weight custom laced wheels, or even a dream bike. You can easily check your card balance online 24/7. Click for more info.

TCB named one of America's Best Bike Shops!

TCB named one of America's Best Bike Shops!

Topanga Creek Bicycles was named one of America's Best Bike Shops by National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) at Interbike. What an honor to have received this award. We want to thank everyone who's been a part of the TCB community and family to make this possible. Click here to read more.

Topanga Creek Bicycls Community

The local newspaper features our shop community

The local newspaper Topanga Messenger recently did a story on us and highlighted the ever-growing community we have created around the shop. Our community is made up of people from all walks of life, of all ages, and even from all over the world. We do weekly mountain bike rides, go to bike races, host movie nights, get people together to do trail maintenance, hire local artisans to make shop jerseys and mugs, and partake in national bicycle advocacy meetings to better the greater cycling community. Needless to say, our community is the essence of the shop. We are so grateful that we have met and come to know so many of you who we call friends and who are an integral part of the community. Please follow this link to the article.

Handmade specialty items at Topanga Creek Bicycles

Topanga Creek Bicycles handmade specialty items

We love things that are handmade because it requires creativity, individuality and craftsmanship to produce something that is never identical to the next one. We strongly support the artisan community and you can find many of these unique handmade items at our shop. The popular TCB mugs are made by a local artist in Topanga. Danny, who is a luthier by trade, makes wooden clocks with recycled bicycle components. There are rubber wallets made out of recycled bicycle tubes. You'll also find handmade touring frame bags and related accessories. Visit our shop to see them all.

Custom hand-laced wheels

Don't let the wheels slow you down

Take your bike to the next level with a set of our custom built wheels. We hand lace all custom wheels from scratch starting with a pair of hubs from highly sought-after companies such as Chris King and White Industries. Using Phil Wood Spoke Cutting Machine, we can cut and thread each spoke to any length based on wheel and hub combination. It's then a true balancing act to get each wheel complete round, dished and true to yield a final product that's light-weight, strong, precise and race-ready. Reduced rotational weight means you'll work less with every pedal stroke, thus noticeable gain in efficiency and power. See custom wheel building in action.