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specialized

"We're all in love with the ride, whether you're a trail rider, gravity thrill seeker, 'cross aficionado, or seasoned road racer. We're with you, and our goal is simple: to give every man on the road the best equipment possible. That's why we're continually developing our approach to designing the world's best bike products, and the proof is written on every podium, from Doha to Val di Sole."

 
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Ibis

Ride more. Work less.

Ibis Bicycles is a mountain bike manufacturer located in northern California. 

Marin

Marin is a bicycle manufacturer founded in Marin County, California and established in 1986. It specializes in mountain bikes but also offers several other variants. Many of its bike models are named after locations in and around Marin County

 
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Service

 
 
 
 

Call or visit us for detailed pricing and additional information.

Demo Bikes

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We offer a variety of rentals for you to test or just enjoy for a ride.  We have both hardtail and full suspension Mountain bikes available as well as road bikes. If you ride with Clipless pedals and are bringing your shoes, we recommend bringing your pedals.

We do offer both 29er and 6Fattie (650B+) tire options on the Stumpjumper, so please let us know in advance so we can have the bike ready for you when you arrive.

Located in Hickory, NC. Lightning Cycles offers Specialized, Ibis, and Marin bikes as well as offering a broad range of gear for all your mountain and road biking needs. 

Lightning Cycles Inc. was founded in 1996 by Mike and Cindy Owensby to serve the community and get people out riding bicycles. In 2013 a collaborative effort from Lightning Cycles, Specialized Bicycles, City of Newton, and the Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance constructed the 2.25 mile Woodland Loop Trail at Jacob Fork Park in Newton NC. This park provides a great opportunity for many people to experience the joys that riding a bicycle can bring.

Lightning Cycles believes in giving back to the community with continued trail work at Riverbend Park as well as Hickory City trails. There are many other projects in the works that we are planning to be a part of.  More trails for both on and off road cyclists.

In March 2016 Lightning Cycles was purchased and taken over by Michael Maloney and Cody Laxton.

Mike has been working on bikes since 1994. He came to work for Lightning Cycles in 1999 as a full time mechanic and assistant shop manager. Mike has raced BMX, XC and Downhill Mountain Bikes for the Lightning Cycles team.

Cody who is new to cycling brings passion for his new love of bikes and has a fresh outlook to add to an already proven shop.

They both enjoy road and mountain bike riding. Mike also partakes on the occasional handcycle ride. He has ridden with the Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program (A.S.A.P) out of Charlotte, as a volunteer and mechanic on 3 of the Cycle to the Sea rides. This is a fund raiser ride for challenged athletes which allows many injured people to enjoy an active lifestyle that we all benefit from.

Our goal is to provide exceptional service along with quality products while selling fun.

We offer quality bicycles, gear, apparel, nutrition, and service for all brands of bikes.

We are here to help assist you in your search for your new happiness machine, also known as a bicycle.

 

Don't see what you are looking for?

Come visit us or give us a call! Chances are we have it or can order it for you.

575 10th St Blvd NW, Hickory, NC 28601