Durham Cycles is proud to offer the best names in the bike industry. Since we have no obligation to a “house” brand, you can rest assured that we have the freedom to sell the products that we know work best for our customers. (Some bikes available for special order only.)
Felt Bicycles: Felt is one of the few bike companies owned by an engineer, not a team of marketers. Jim Felt has designed and built bikes for multiple Ironman World Champions, Tour de France stage winners, and the U.S. Olympic team. We love Felt for their constant innovation and their dedication to function over form. We primarily carry Felt road and triathlon bikes, but are huge fans of their cyclocross and MTB options as well.
Seven Cycles: The finest in custom craftsmanship in titanium, steel, and titanium/carbon blends. Seven is the largest custom bicycle manufacturer in the world, marrying the hand-built tradition of the worlds finest craftspersons with R&D and customer feedback on a scale not available to other custom builders. All bikes are measured and built to order by Durham Cycles.
Fuji Bicycles: Established in 1899, Fuji is one of the oldest bicycle brands in the world. While Fuji earned its modern reputation crafting fine hand-made steel bikes in the 1980s, today they are probably best known for providing unparalleled value for commuters and racers alike. The Fuji Absolute 1.9 is our “go to” fitness bike for those looking to add some adventure to their commute.
Breezer Bicycles: Not many bike brands can claim to have a bike in the National Museum of American History! Joe Breeze was one of the inventors of the mountain bike, but in later years became an advocate for bicycles as transportation. His Breezer brand is now almost entirely dedicated to practical, commuter oriented bikes. The Breezer Uptown models are perennially considered the best utility bikes in the industry and are a top seller at Durham Cycles. In recent years, Breezer was purchased by Advanced Sports International, but Joe is still their top designer and has even started making mountain bikes again.
Scott Bicycles: Do you want to ride the same mountain bike as Olympic and World Champions? How about the same Road bike as the winner of Paris-Roubaix? Scott bicycles builds world class road and mountain bikes for serious cyclists. (We simply do not have the space to display Scott’s diverse line of mountain bikes, but they are all available for special order.)
Kestrel Bicycles: Kestrel produced the worlds first all-carbon monocoque bicycle frame in 1986, pioneering the technologies used by most bike companies today. Kestrel Triathlon bikes provide a unique fit configuration which make them an optimal choice for many athletes. Special order only.
SE Youth Bicycles: By far our favorite youth bikes, all SE models use lightweight aluminum frames and wheels, making them easy for small riders to handle. Even the smallest, 12” bikes come with both hand and coaster brakes for extra safety. As a pioneering BMX company, SE bikes has been around since the 1970s. Today they make a full range of adult and youth bikes, including a full line of legacy BMX models.
Soma Bicycles: The coolest touring, randonneuring, and monstercross bikes around. Sold mostly as framesets using supple Tange Prestige Tubing, we build every Soma to order.
Surly Bikes: The most versatile 4130 chromoly steel bikes on the planet. Check out the Troll and Ogre for unconventional touring bikes that can handle anything you can throw their way! Special order only.
Foundry Cycles: You’ve probably never heard of Foundry, but look at what people who work in the bike industry are riding and you’ll see them. Beautiful titanium and carbon cyclocross models with some of the best build kits around. The Flyover is arguably the best metal cyclocross bike you’ll find short of custom offerings from Seven. Special order only.
Ritchey Bicycles: Finely crafted steel bikes from a legend of the bicycle industry. Check out Tom Ritchey’s patented “break-away” frames which ride and weigh the same as traditional bikes, but which can easily be packed away into a case that counts as regular checked luggage. Special order only.
Boyd Wheels: Handbuilt in Greenville, SC, Boyd Johnson makes some of the finest wheels in the world at prices racers can actually afford. Boyd compares his business to a craft brewery, “We view Boyd Cycling like these smaller craft breweries. We don’t have pressure from investors or upper level management to cut corners and produce something we are not proud to sell. We are driven by that same passion to have the highest possible quality while enjoying every day. There is not a day where I don’t look forward to working, I love that our designs which we have worked so hard on are making people smile whenever they hop on a bike.”
Giro Helmets: Giro is an unquestioned leader in helmet design. Having innovated some of the fastest and lightest helmets in the world, today they make the most comprehensive helmet line available anywhere. Durham Cycles is happy to carry Giro’s newest MIPS equipped helmets, which are designed to provide an extra layer of protection with no penalty in style or comfort.
Speedplay Pedals: Speedplay makes the most innovative pedals on the market. Our favorite models are the “Light Action,” which has the easiest entry and exit of any pedal available, and the “Syzr,” the only mountain/cross pedal with the axial stability of a road pedal. Speedplay pedals are a bike fitter’s dream with multiple spindle lengths available for all models and the most comprehensive fore/aft and lateral adjustment of any pedal we’ve seen.
ABUS Locks & Helmets: Our customer satisfaction is higher with ABUS than with any lock we’ve ever sold. Every Abus lock is made to the highest standards in Germany. The folding models are our favorites for their combination of U-Lock strength with cable-lock convenience. ABUS’ newest products include commuter helmets with broad coverage, bright colors, built in lights and reflectors.
Havoc Baggage: Ready-made and custom bags for commuters, messengers, adventure cyclists and anyone who just likes cool stuff. Handmade in North Carolina.
Blackburn lights and bags: Blackburn lights are clever, bright and guaranteed for life. They have the highest customer satisfaction and lowest return rate of any light we’ve sold. Blackburn panniers are simple and stylish, with a minimalist rack attachment and a secure locking system.
Feedback Sports: The best portable workstands in the business.
Other favorites: Kona Bikes, Jamis Bikes, Banjo brothers, Topeak, Park Tools, Jagwire, ISSI, Michelin Tires, Continental Tires, Garmin Cycling Computers, Sigma Cycling Computers, too many others to list!