In the past 11 years, we have won the Albuquerque The Magazine Best of City award 8 times and were runner up twice.
“You can buy a nice bicycle in many places in Albuquerque, but great service is much harder to find,” says Stephen (Steve Sr.) S. McCampbell, owner of Fat Tire Cycles (FTC). Here you’ll find friendly, knowledgeable service without high-pressure tactics. Most Fat Tire Cycles employees have been in this shop for 7 to 12 years so our customers have continuity of expert, friendly service.
A one-stop shop with everything a cyclist needs, FTC provides sales and service in addition to bicycle fitting. Steve hires only people with extensive, first-hand experience. For example, the store’s primary bike fitter has a PhD in exercise physiology. “We train our team to sell what customers need, not just what the employees ride,” says Steve.
FTC stocks more than 20 brands of bicycles but doesn’t force the customer to buy any particular one. FTC also offers a huge selection of accessories and clothing. “We also provide life-time free adjustments to all bicycles that we sell,” Steve says.
All FTC technicians are on duty seven days per week, and they’ll repair a flat tire while you wait. The store carries an extensive inventory of hard-to-find parts and accessories. “It’s not uncommon for other bicycle shops to send us customers, since it’s well known that if we don’t have it, it’s probably not available in Albuquerque,” notes Steve.
The bicycle business is consolidating, Steve observes. He finds that many bicycle companies are forcing dealers to open “concept stores” that sell one brand. “There are more chain ‘superstores’ focusing on low-price sales without much service, in an effort to dominate smaller full-service, locally-owned stores,” he says.
Steve is proud that family-owned Fat Tire Cycles has provided young people many jobs. “Most of our employees attend college or a specialty school while working for us,” he notes. “We have engineers, architects, firemen and teachers among our ‘extended family’ of alumni.”
Family and locally owned since 1994
Personalized expert service. Largest selection in New Mexico.
Offering sales and service on all types of bikes and brands.
Fat Tire Cycles, locally owned and operated since 1994, is unique in offering pro-level products and services in an environment friendly to all levels of customers from beginners to professional level riders. Also unique is the largest selection of bicycle brands, in stock, in the state with over 22 brands present giving our customers choices from the best bikes in any category. We service all brands of bicycles and have a huge inventory of hard to find parts for both new bikes and older models still loved by their owners.
Additionally, we offer many choices of bicycles accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, body armor and lighting, plus safety items for downhill, enduro and BMX racing and recreational riding We offer full services including electric bike repair and conversions of standard bicycles and tricycles to electric-assist operation; custom bike-builds; custom fitting to correct painful issues while riding; custom wheel building; fork and shock repair and restoration; custom spoke cutting; as well as normal repairs. It is often said, “If you can’t find it at Fat Tire Cycles, it probably doesn’t exist in New Mexico”.