Topanga Creek Outpost has been building quality custom bicycles for many years since we opened our shop in Los Angeles over fifteen years ago. We pride ourselves in offering customized bicycles crafted with the highest standards based on your needs, budget and style to make each bike uniquely yours. People come to us from around the world because they trust us for our craftsmanship, professionalism, aesthetic abilities and high degree of personable service. Our goal is to make bicycle riding a great experience for you so you continue to ride and feel proud of your bike.
When you decide to work with us and vice versa, it's important that you feel comfortable and have a great overall experience as we help you design your bike. The moment you step into our shop in Topanga you'll feel relaxed because of the retreat-like forest surroundings. We are personable (told by many people) and will help guide you through the entire process from initial design to component specification to work completion with straight approach and open communication. We will tell you what works, what doesn't and never over promise.
Narrowing down a mountain bike frame and suspension design from a sea of endless choices out there can truly be a daunting task. Variables such as headtube angle, travel and shock design can all affect how the bike handles over both ascending and descending terrain. Being the dedicated mountain bike shop in Los Angeles and having members of the shop participate in mountain bike races regularly, we have tested and ridden numerous suspension designs out there and our experiences ultimately dictate the bike brands we carry today. Each brand offers its own unique designs and innovative technologies that work seamlessly together so riders can focus on having fun on the trails. But don't just take our word for it. Many of these manufacturers have won top industry accolades and our happy customers are the best testimonials for them.
Frame is the soul of a bicycle. In order to find the right frame that moves you, we work with many highly regarded frame manufacturers from North America. For comfort, function and durability, most touring bikes are made out of steel for plush long distance ride. For those who desire the ultimate in strength, weight saving and stiffness, there are titanium frames that will meet your needs as well. Here's a list of manufactures we work with:
Surly, Salsa, Jones, Waterford and Gunnar
In order for us to best serve you, we encourage you to make an appointment for your next custom build bike purchase* so we can allocate uninterrupted time to go over the bicycle and address any of your specific needs. We'll also carry out a full complimentary bike fitting if needed during the visit. Additionally, for a limited time we'll include a $100 voucher good toward accessories and gift items at the shop when you purchase a bicycle by appointment. Click here to make an appointment. *A deposit is required for custom builds and non-stock bicycles. Vouch offer excluded from close-outs and clearance specials.