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  • Jason

    Hi – I want to replace my existing mountain bike tires (Kenda) with new high-pressure hybrid tires for street use. The tire is 26 x 1.5. How much would a new set and installation cost? Also, would I need new tubes?

    Thanks,
    Jason

    • admin

      Hi Jason. You shouldn’t need new tubes. Slicks or hybrid-type 26″ tires run $20 to $40 each. Installation is usually $10 per tire (a little more if it’s not a quick release etc.). So you’re probably looking at around $60 total or maybe a bit more if you want more expensive tires than the $20 ones. The mechanics can usually do this sort of upgrade while you wait, but no guarantees until they actually see your bike etc. -Jeff

      • Jason

        Thanks, Jeff. I stopped by on Sunday and Paul installed a new set. It feels like I’m riding a totally new bike!

  • Tom

    Hi, I was wondering if you have any bikes in the $500-900 price range? I would be using it for a few miles daily commute and then cycling 30+ miles on the weekend.

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Hi Tom. Tons of bikes in that range suitable for a commute plus weekend rides with flat bar. Jamis Coda series, Kona Dew series, Jamis Allegro series etc. With drop bar the options are more limited — Bianchi has a sweet steel drop bar road/commuter with down tube shifters for $850. It’s called the Campione. Jamis Quest with intergrated brake-shift is $999. -Jeff

    • admin

      Laurie informs me that we have the new 2015 Kona Rove AL in now — I think it’s $900. http://www.konaworld.com/rove_al.cfm Big Roves also in, but they’re $1200. http://www.konaworld.com/big_rove.cfm -Jeff

  • Paul Browne

    Hi:

    I’ve recently lost a lot of weight but I’m still pretty heavy (275lbs). I was looking for a bicycle that I could use for a bit of fun and exercise, on roads and paved trails. I haven’t owned a bike since I was a kid and have no clue what I need or how to make a good selection. Is that the kind of think you could help me get?

    • Paul Browne

      Oh, yes, and I’m awfully shy and easily embarrassed.

      • admin

        No worries! Proteus sort of specializes in helping people get their first bike or upgrade their old bike. The staff will ask you what type of riding you’d like to do (just like you said in the comment here), and then they’ll set you up to test ride bikes if you’d like in the neighborhood streets behind the shop and make sure you get the right size bike and are comfortable getting on and off, and using the gears etc. If you want, you can also fine-tune the “fit” of the bike by adjusting the saddle height and handlebar reach. Proteus is a very laid back shop; there are chairs and coffee/tea and water cooler to rest up or wait for people to prepare your bike. Very casual. Just wear comfy shorts or sweats if you want for test ride, tennis shoes etc. -Jeff

    • admin

      Hi Paul. The Kona Splice is a really popular for big guys getting back into cycling. http://www.konaworld.com/splice.cfm Very comfy ride, but fast enough to go well on the road. It has a very wide ranging gear set to make climbing hills easier. An all around badass bike. -Jeff

  • Hi Anthony,
    I’m a filmmaker and friend of Manny Cervantes who was working on a documentary film, BIKELANTIS. I hope you remember him, he recorded an interview with you in your shop during his time in thru Maryland. I’m sorry to inform you but Manny passed away in May just we started the post production process of the film. I hope that you can contact me and that if you could also help spread the word about his film as we are currently holding a fundraising campaign to help complete the film.

    Kind regards,
    Luis Villamizar

    • admin

      Hi Luis, maybe you could call the shop with more details and information? Manny took some nice pictures of the shop when he was here. -Jeff

  • Tae

    Hi I have a Mongoose trick bike I just bought from a friend that needs the front and back breaks adjusted. Do you guys do what I need done, and if so how much would something like that cost me? Thanks

    • admin

      Hi Tae — you pretty much have to bring it in and show the mechanics to get an estimate — might be just a quick thing or pads that they can do on the spot. Might be more complex and you have to check it in. -Jeff

  • Tazz

    How much would it cost to convert a rear bolt on wheel to quick release? My resistance trainer came with a quick release skewer. Do I need to buy any other parts? Thanks.

    • admin

      Hi Tazz. Best to bring it in so we can look at it. Some bolt on wheels fit in
      the trainer – no extra parts needed. Sometimes you need a new wheel
      with a QR skewer. -Laurie

  • Keith

    Okay, this goes way back but figured it was worth a try. I bought a Lotus Aero from you guys around 1983. Some jerk stole the aerodynamic styled water bottle and I have been trying to replace it ever since. Any chance you have one setting on a dusty shelf somewhere. Bike is still all original and awesome:)

    • admin

      Wow Keith, not sure there’s much 1980s inventory still in stock, but Ben is the guy for all things retro. You can call him at the shop, or better yet, bring your bike in and let them ogle it? -Jeff

  • Vince

    Hello, I was wondering if your shop has any Bianchi Pista bikes in stock? I am interested in purchasing one in 51cm size. Thank you.

    • admin

      Vince, you’re in luck. Laurie has a 51cm Pista — it’s a 2013 in celeste, and it’s marked down 40%, so it’s going to be $462.

  • Tom

    Howdy, I’m in the market for a large adult helmet. I’ve seen that there are several manufacturers producing them. My hat size is about 8 inches. Any recommendations? I’m assuming you don’t carry anything like that in stock though. Special order probably. Once I’ve acquired a helmet I’m going to visit you for a test drive and rent a bike prior to purchase. (That’s called incentive!) Thanks for your time, Tom.

    • admin

      Hi Tom — we do have large and extra large helmets in stock now. Every head is different to it pays to try helmets on before buying. -Jeff

  • Hi,
    We are from Spain and we would like to buy the Proteus Evo frame without forks to test it.
    Thanks!

    • admin

      Marti — Hi. Proteus in USA no longer makes bike frames. A company called Devilwork from Slovakia is marketing a downhill bike called Proteus EVO. Not sure why they took our name!

  • Arthur

    I’m currently working with an older bike that i’d like to fix up. I’m not a bike person, but the gears a slipping, breaks? they need to be adjusted, tires need to be replaced, inner tube? definitely. Handle bars are fine, just the gear shifters are dated and need to be replaced, ideally handle bars should probably go too, and the frame, im planning on tearing it down and painting it. I am wondering if you can give me an estimate (lowest figure to highest) on whether this bike is worth fixing, or just buying a new one, or a used on that would just need minor repair. Thanks

    • admin

      Hi Arthur — this is a very common question. Really the only way to give an estimate is for the mechanics to look at the bike. They’ll give you a list of prices for the parts the bike needs, and the labor to install. And they can go over whether something really needs to be replaced right now for safety, and other things that could maybe just get by for a while with just a minor adjustment. I can give you a few basic prices, but again, your bike may need less or more. Here are some basic prices: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/products/repairs/ For example, a full bike tuneup is $90 for labor. Bike tires generally start around $20 each, and inner tubes are $7. Call the shop at 301 441 2928 for more info. -Jeff

  • Marcel

    Hello, do you guys carry speedplay zero stainless road pedals? If so what is the price?

    Thank you

    • admin

      Yes, 2 pair in stock, $199 for a pair. Bring your bike and road shoes in so Laurie can take a quick look at the fit if you want. -Jeff

      • Marcel

        Thank you for the quick reply. I should have asked in my previous question, but what color are the pedals? I am looking for red or black.

        Thank you

        • admin

          black

  • Hi!

    Love your community focused approach. I run an independent niche bibshorts company and am looking to get in touch with someone from Proteus to talk to about dealership opportunities.

    Cheers!
    Yuva

  • dan

    Hi
    I am a long term, happy owner of 70s vintage Proteus road frame. It’s fantastic that “Proteus Bicycles” is still around!
    As part of planned restoration, it needs minor repairs & repainting – do you offer any decals with the logo similar to those on the old photos? Plz say yes! Any specific recommendations for the work?
    Thnx,
    Dan

    • admin

      I think so Dan, but you’ll have to call Laurie or Ben or the guys at the shop to be sure. We’re actually getting set to auction off a vintage Proteus bike for charity soon. -Jeff

  • Jerry

    I’m considering a Jamis Commuter 3. Do you have any available and, if so, what is the price and is there a service package included with a bike purchase. Thank you.

    Jerry

    • admin

      Hi Jerry. No Commuter 3s in stock right now. You can test ride a Commuter 1 for sizing and order a 3 in your preferred color, though (subject to availability of course…) -Jeff

  • brandon

    Hi,

    I bought a TREK 3700 on a whim a few years back (’05 from your shop!) and while I’ve enjoyed riding it (on the rare occasions I do), I should have gotten an entry-level road bike. Anyway…

    Does your shop buy and/or trade used bikes?

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Hi Brandon, lots of new entry level road bikes on the floor, but sorry we don’t buy bikes. Main reason is that there are lots of stolen bikes, and it’s hard to be sure of ownership, even with trade ins of bikes with Proteus stickers etc. So we’ve never developed a tradein or used bike policy. But Craigslist is a pretty efficient way to sell a used bike in our area. -Jeff

  • David Horn

    Hello,

    I grew up pretty poor but I loved biking. I always dreamt of riding across the USA on a bike. So in 1977 I started slowly buying bike parts so that one day I could eventually build a bike to ride across America. I would save my money and buy handlebars. Then I would ask for Christmas if I could get a derailleur. For my birthday I would get a seat. I got a part-time job at Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips and saved enough money for shifters, a stem, and some other parts. After 3 years of buying parts I finally had everything I needed…except a frame. Through word of mouth I found out about you guys and with my parents help I finally bought a Proteus Century SE frame! My LBS had a policy that you could use their tools to work on your bike for a quarter. So I had my dad drop me off with my new frame and new parts one Saturday morning and I set forth to put my steel steed together. No need to pick me up Dad, I’m riding home! After about eight hours of building I had the bike of my dreams! I can’t remember all of the parts but I remember having a Suntour Cyclone derailleur and shifters and Gran Compe brakes (drilled out with tan rubber grips).

    Flash forward three years…1983. I finally pulled the trigger after saving what little money I had earned over the past few years and bought a one way ticket to Los Angeles, panniers, tent, sleeping bag, and a few tools and $600 in traveler’s checks. It was mid-June and I had no idea what I was doing but I started riding east. Yes, the desert was HOT! 21 days later I rolled into my parent’s driveway in Maryland. Yes, 21 days! 146 miles per day! Stupid, right?

    Well, that trip started something big for me. That bike took me across country (fully loaded with panniers, racks, etc..) six times, including a ten week tour of Europe. I loved that bike! During bike tour #7 it finally succumbed to the stresses of over 27,000 loaded touring miles and the frame broke down at the bottom bracket. I found a cheap, used replacement frame at a bike shop in Sequim, Washington and mailed the Proteus home. I just couldn’t bear to throw it in the garbage! Sadly, my Dad thought it was junk and threw it out. I would give anything to have that bike again! I ended up riding three more tours (trans-Canada and two trips from Alaska) on a Trek, but I really miss that Proteus. You never forget your first, huh?

    We spent a lot of miles together…deserts, mountains, rain, hail, couple of crashes, and even a close encounter with a grizzly. Just wanted to share the story and let you know that Proteus will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Thanks for the great bike!

    Sincerely,
    Dave Horn

    • admin

      Awesome Dave! Any pics of the bike that you’ve digitized? We’ll post on our history page. -Jeff

  • David Horn

    I do have some photos, I will scan a few and send them. I actually had you guys repaint it flat black (after initially having it dark and light blue). Sadly, back in 83 Proteus wanted to charge me $20 to put the Proteus stickers on it and I was simply too poor to afford it, so it is just plain black in the photos. I also have a close-up of the bottom bracket crack too.

    I really did love that bike!

    -Dave

  • Alex Sherratt

    Hi.
    I have been given an old Proteus frame in lilac and white using Reynolds 531 tubing. I was wondering if you could tell me where A serial number stamp would be on the bike As a would like to try and date it.
    Thanks
    Alex

    • admin

      Hi Alex, I forwarded your question to Ben at the shop. -Jeff

  • Jerry Porter

    I am interested in moving from a Cannondale Quick CX 3 (Hybrid) to an Endurance bike like the Jamis Xenith Endura Comp. I am 6′ 4″ tall so I need an X-Large (probably need to be appropriately fitted) frame. Do you typically stock the Jamis Xenith Endura Comp in a size that would be in the ballpark of what I need? I would be driving up from Southern Maryland.

    Thanks,
    Jerry

    • admin

      Hi Jerry, Laurie carries the 2014 Jamis Endura and is ordering up Renegades for 2015, but no 60+ sizes in stock today. Would you be able to come up for a fitting prior to ordering, just to be sure of preferences and sizing before ordering? Laurie’s currently got several models in stock in a 61 for test rides and sizing (61 is probably the right size, but dependent on leg length and posture preference etc.): Bianchi Volpe, Bianchi Impulso, Kona Jake, Kona Jake the Snake, and Bianchi Campione. She’s also got a 63″ Jake for size testing. If you can’t make it in to the shop prior to ordering, you should probably talk with Paul, Ben or Laurie just to give them a good feel for what you’re looking for (ie is full carbon key with rear rack, how much weight etc.) before ordering just to be sure. At any rate, you should call before coming up so they can make sure the bikes are ready to test or fit on the trainer. They can also check what’s available and how fast it could be shipped. PS. for touring or endurance rides, you could do very well with a 61 Volpe if steel is a deal for you! -Jeff

  • Elizabeth

    Hi There!

    My husband and I are looking for a local bikeshop that we can work with to purchase bikes and parts. We are looking to purchase an Ibis mountain bike. Is this a brand that you currently work with? If not, are you able to order bikes/parts from them?

    Sorry, I’m not familiar with how bike shops form relationships with certain bike brands and any info that you can share would be super helpful.

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Hi Elizabeth. If you’re in the College Park area, why not come over for potluck tonight (7-9pm every thursday night) and meet Laurie and the guys? We can get parts for pretty much every bike made, but we don’t stock IBIS. Our main mountain bike brands are Kona and Jamis. PS. We’re planning a mountain bike ride to Fairland this Sunday afternoon! -Jeff

  • Oscar

    I have a bike from PRIORITY Bicycles (http://www.prioritybicycles.com/store#diamond) that I just built. How much would it cost to have a PROTEUS tech take a look at it to make sure I did it right, please?

    Thanks!
    -Oscar

  • Oscar

    Hi all-

    I have a PRIORITY CLASSIC that I just put together and I was wondering how much it would cost for me to have one of the bicycle techs from PROTEUS give it a “once over” to see how I did with putting the bike together, please?

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Oscar, there’s no set price for something like this without seeing the bike. We do free estimates for repairs. But sometimes mail-order bikes come with such unusual parts or specifications that we can’t work on them. You’d have to bring the bike in to have the mechanics take a look. Typical costs for building a bike from the box and tuning it properly range from $90 to $200. Minor adjustments such as brake or derailler adjustments can be much less, typically $10 or $20. -Jeff

  • Kiranraj

    Hi,
    Do you sell used bikes?
    If so, are there any for below $100 ?
    Thanks

    • admin

      Sorry Kiranraj, we don’t sell used bikes, and any new bike in that price range is likely to be junk. Maybe you can find a serviceable used bike on Craigslist, but be sure to check in over carefully first!

  • TimW

    Hello Proteus!

    I’m interested in having a local bike store build my all-around “adventure” bike. I see from previous comments that labor for something like this depends on the build, but typically can run to $200. Is that right?

    Also, I am intrigued by some of the 1×11 drivetrains that are now offered by SRAM. I’m not sure if its something I want on my bike, but would like to try it out. The bike I’m thinking of building is more of a road bike since it will be my commuter, but would be able to take 29″ MTB wheels if I want. Do you have any bikes with 1X11 that I could try out? I’m 6’2″ and would probably take something in the 58-59cm range.

    At any rate, I would be buying some of the components like the frame and wheelset online and then finishing up sourcing the rest with you.

    Thanks!

    Tim

    • admin

      Hi Tim, we’d love to help you build your bike. Just finished building up a gorgeous Velo Orange touring bike for a customer. Some of the new CX bikes are coming in with 1×11 this year, so the mechanics happy to talk to you about that and suitability for what you’re building. Best approach just to call the shop and talk with the head mechanic John Holpuch or call Paul or Ben the floor managers. 301 441 2928 -Jeff

  • Eric

    Hi, I was wondering if you happened to have the Bianchi Zurigo in your inventory. I’m 5’8″ so I’m unclear as to which size would be ideal for me. Thank you

    • admin

      Hi Eric. Laurie can order Zurigos, but we don’t currently have them in stock. In stock among the CX and CX-ish bikes in full size runs she has Kona Jake, Jake the Snake, and Private Jake, Bianchi Zolder, Bianchi Volpe (classic and disk). If you want a Zurigo, probably best to test ride the other similar Bianchis just to be sure of the sizing before ordering. -Jeff

  • Franz Loyola

    Good day,

    I was wondering if you guys have in stock a 50/53 cm 2015 Bianchi Oltre Xr1?

    Best,
    Franz

    • admin

      Hi Franz. We have a 55cm Oltre XR1 in stock (2×11 105). Also a Sempre 50cm 105 2×10. Bianchi inventory doesn’t show availability of 50-53 Oltre xr1s right now. We also have the Intenso Ultegra in 50 and 53 currently, worth a ride! -Laurie

  • Do you happen to have any used children’s size CycleCross for sale or rent? My 8 year old son is interested in trying CycleCross with Rock Creek Velo. We went to Saturday’s training ride at North Chevy Chase Park to watch them practice and he wants to try the sport but we don’t have a CycleCross bike. Unfortunately, they do not have any available rentals in my son’s size (he is 4’ 3” & a 20.5” inseam). We are not ready to buy a new bike for him at this time.

    Let me know if you have anything that might work.

    • admin

      Say Hi to Todd if he’s the RCV kids coach for your son! He’s a Proteus regular. You’re probably getting a ton of advice, but mine would be to consider a kids mountain bike, which would be fine for cyclocross training and practice, and also can be ridden on trails. Laurie currently has quality kids mountain bikes in stock, but no full on kids CX race bikes right now in stock. -Jeff

  • Isaac

    I need a bike for 6 year old boy. Do you provide a customer with a warranty or free repair service?
    16″ wheel is too small and 20″ wheel looks like big to him.

    • admin

      Good morning Isaac. We have several kids bike sizes you can test, and we’re happy to make minor fit adjustments for all bikes (bar height, saddle height etc.). Each bike has a manufacturers lifetime warranty on frame and fork and a free courtesy tune up within 90 days. -Jeff

  • John

    Does Proteus provide student discounts?

  • Alvin

    Hi, i was wondring if you accept trade ins or willing to consign selling a bike? Im hoping to sell my road bike and looking for a time trial.

    • admin

      Hi Alvin, no we usually don’t do trade-ins or consignments. Craigslist maybe? We can help spread the word on you bike for sale if you want maybe.

  • Jen

    Hi! Curious if you have any 2015 Kona MinUtes or if you have a way to still get them? I see that they aren’t making them in 2016. Thanks!

    • admin

      Hi Jen! We have an 18″ MinUte in stock now. That’s a small (it only comes in small-medium and large-medium). -Laurie

  • Julie

    Hi
    Also looking for Minute 18″, do you deliver to Montreal, Québec ( Canada )
    Thanks!
    Julie

    • admin

      Hi Julie. We can ship bikes to Montreal, but not sure the cost. Will check tomorrow. Jeff

  • Julie

    Thanks and could you also modify the rear wheel for a nexus or alpine one, to ride during winter and snow?!
    Tel me first if it’s possible, what would be the cost once transformed and shipping price to shit to Montreal please

    Merci!
    Julie

  • Zoran Kehler

    Hi!

    Hi! I am interested in buying a Bianchi Zurigo Tiagra or Apex, 2014, 2015 or 2016. Do you have any of those bikes in stock, and what are the prices? Could I come in for a fitting?

  • Jess

    Hello,
    I am looking to order an electric folding bike online (2015 e-JOE Epik Sport Edition SE Folding Electric Bike). It says it needs assembled by a bike shop for the warranty to be valid. Do you all do this? If so, what would be the cost?

    Thanks

  • JohnO

    Greetings: I may stop in tomorrow (2/19), but wanted to pose this question to your mechanics…

    I am looking to upgrade to FC-9000 (for the ease of moving between 50/32t and 53/39t). This is the drivetrain I want to put together: ST-7900, FC-9000 (compact), FD-6800, RD-7900, CS-6700 and CN-7900. I can’t find any compatibility charts that list the cross-compatibility between 9000-series and 7900-series components.

    Advice?

    Thanks.

    • JohnO

      Oops…I meant 50/34t…but of course you knew that!

    • admin

      Hi John, hopefully by now your questions are all answered! -Jeff

  • JohnO

    Yes, thanks for following up.

  • Jason

    Hello; I recently bought a Proteus bike on eBay and I wonder if I get could get any advice on when the frame was made, and what quality level and steel it is. I can’t read a serial number, probably because of the powder coating the frame had when I bought it.

    It has a 25″ seat tube. The lugs looks like the Prugnat S blank lugs, the bottom bracket shell is not stamped Cinelli (which I think would be visible even through the thick powder coat), and the fork crown has a flat top with a raised point design on top. The brake bridge is a plain tube with a bolt hole and no flat surfaces. There are no braze-ons except the Campagnolo rear derailleur hanger. The drop outs are stamped Brev Campagnolo and the frame does seem very nice, light, and well made, with well crafted joints and clean lugs. It has touring geometry and fender eyelets. The rear spacing is 126mm though I have no way of telling if the frame was ever cold set to something other than the original spacing.

    I’m hoping this might narrow it down a bit; thank you for any information you can give me.

    • admin

      Thanks Jason, I’ve forwarded your notes to Ben Bassett at the shop. There are lots of former Proteus framebuilders around the DC area, and maybe somebody will remember building that bike. -Jeff

      • Jason

        Wow, I very much appreciate that! Please let me know if I can supply photos, measurements, or any other details.

        -Jason

        • admin

          Send them to our facebook page? facebook.com/proteusbicycles -Jeff

          • Jason

            It looks like I’ll need a Facebook account, but don’t have one. Is there an email address I can send some images to?

          • admin

            ben at proteusbicycles dot com and/or laurie at same

      • Jason

        Found the serial number! It’s 22570.

  • Tami

    I have a bike with a damaged frame that needs welding. Do you perform that service at Proteus? Can you recomend a place if you don’t?

  • Richard Moss

    Do you sell tandems and if so what brands/models?

    • admin

      Hi Richard, we don’t have tandems at this point. However, you might wish to try Mt. Airy Bikes — they do tandems.

  • Gen Adams

    Hello. I was looking for the 2016 Kona Tika. I am just starting to learn MTB. Do you sell this MTB? If not what type of Kona would you recommend that you have in stock?
    Thank you.

    • admin

      Hi Gen, sorry for the delay in responding. I just forwarded your note.

  • kevin samek

    Hi, I was wondering if you had the Kona entourage for sale still, and if so would you ship it?

    • admin

      Yes, Kevin we have a medium in matte green. Call the shop for shipping/logistics. 301 441 2928 -Jeff

  • Jaren Morrow

    A 2015 Eddie Merckx 525 was stolen on U St. last night. It is the only one in the area. Please keep a lookout for it. Attached is a flyer with details. If spotted, please contact me through email or by calling 202-725-3863. Thanks!!

    STOLEN BIKE:

    EDDIE MERCKX 525
    BLACK WITH WHITE LETTERING AND RED DETAILS
    SERIAL NUMBER: MAGM6-19582-E-52
    CONTACT INFO: JAREN MORROW 202-725-3863

    THIS IS THE ONLY BIKE LIKE THIS IN THE CITY. IT IS ONE OF A KIND. IF YOU SEE THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY. A POLICE REPORT HAS BEEN FILED.

    IT WAS STOLEN ON 14TH AND U ST NW ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH.

  • Kathryn

    Do you also sell used bikes? I am looking to buy my first road bike but don’t have the budget for a new bike. I haven’t been having much luck on craigslist and it looks like you have a good selection. I am looking for a bike that I can use for commuting and longer weekend rides. It would be great if it could also be used for some beginner touring rides. I was wondering if you have anything that would be good for those uses and that would fit a 5’3″ woman. I am looking to spend around $400 or less.

    • admin

      Hi Kathryn, no used bikes, sorry. However, Jamis makes a really sweet flat bar road bike (Coda Sport) for $540 that’s great for commuting and fast enough for weekend rides. It’s one of Laurie’s best sellers and she stocks all sizes.

  • Jordan

    Jeff/Laurie –

    I am looking to get a new bike for my wife to get her to start riding. She is 5’2, and when riding at the Jersey Shore, she was “stretched” out slightly on a 17.5″, 44.5 frame. I am guessing a 17″ 44 frame would work for her.

    She will mostly be riding with myself, and will probably stick to trails in-and-around the area.

    Thoughts on the Citizen series for this from Jamis and price point? Anything else you might recommend

    I am trying to keep it around $400.00 for the purchase.

    Is there a way to “test” ride one of those in her size from the shop?

    And, how soon do you think you could have one ready for her if we ordered by the end of the month?

    Thanks

    • admin

      Hi Jordan. Sorry for the delayed response. We do not stock the citizen series. We do have a couple of other small bikes in the 440-540 price range: the commuter 1 (size 14 step through) is a 7 speed bike that works well for smaller folks ($440) and the coda sport ($540) a sportier 24 speed bike, size 14 that also works well. We’d have her test ride to figure out what she likes best. We can special order a citizen if they are in stock at Jamis.
      Thanks for your inquiry!
      –Laurie

  • Jeremy Cox

    Hello,

    I am interested in purchasing a new mountain bike. Which brands and models do you carry? I wanted to do some research before coming to the shop.

    Thank you!

    • admin

      Hi Jeremy. We stock Kona http://www.konaworld.com and Jamis http://www.jamisbikes.com Note that a lot of sweet mountain bikes are discounted as we just started our fall sale. -Jeff

      • Jeremy Cox

        Thank you for the quick response. I will check the Kona and Jamis sites.

  • Andy Gefen

    I just got back from your ride to Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (which was very nice). Please note, however, that your cue sheet omits two turns: 1) A left turn onto Springfield Rd from Powder Mill Rd; and 2) A left turn onto MD-201/ Edmonston Rd from Beaver Dam Rd.

    • Andy Gefen

      Um … it’s the last one here which does seem to be on your website: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/community/maps-and-routes/

      • admin

        Thanks Andy. We’ll take a look at that. Sometimes ridewithgps gets some turns wrong. Another place to look for routes is on Strava. Look for Laurie Lemieux or Jeff Lemieux for lots of local routes that we’ve done. We don’t usually publish cue sheets for our weekend rides since the route often changes up a bit depending on the crowd (e.g. extended ride to Patuxent refuge if we have a fast/strong group). Many thanks for the feedback — Laurie

      • admin

        Hi Andy – thanks for the feedback. Ridewithgps has been known to throw a few wrong turns in the cue sheet. We’ll take that one down and try to put up a corrected route soon. In the meantime, check on Strava for lots of local routes from Laurie Lemieux and Jeff Lemieux.

  • Ali

    Hi

    I have a Jamis coda sport 2015 looking to put a electric bike conversion kit just wondering if you guys can do the installation if i get the kit and the battery?

  • Colin

    I am looking to purchase a 2014 Kona Blast. I’m not sure if it is even still possible to purchase the bike new since it is a 2014 model. I would also be interested in a used model of this bike. Would you happen to carry this bike in stock, either new or used?

    • admin

      Thanks for contacting Proteus Bicycles. We cannot get a 2014 Blast. This is not a bike I currently stock, so I don’t have any new or used for you to look at.
      I suggest you try ebay since you’re looking for a specific year/model.
      Good luck with your search

  • Briella

    Good afternoon 🙂 Do you guys carry the Jamis Commuter 2 Femme, by chance? And, if not, is it something you could order for a customer?

  • Hi, This is Jesse Wright, Founder of Lightning Electric Bikes in Frederick MD. We are offering electric bike batteries made in here in Frederick as well as mid-drive electric conversion kits. Is there an email address I could contact to give more information?

    Thanks for your time,
    Jesse Wright

  • Ben G

    I am looking for a full-suspension mountain bike. I am a college student so my budget isn’t the largest would like to keep the price $1,200 or below. I am open to buying used not sure if you guys have anything that would fit what I am looking for. It would also need to be a large frame size.

  • Edward Brennan

    How are your Kona prices compared to the suggested retail prices on the Kona website? I am looking in $700 range for a mtn bike.
    Thanks.