Blue Line Bike Lab, pretty much the best bike shop ever.
We are still open with just a few changes.
We have closed our East End location for now so that we can concentrate on our Heights location, which is still open for regular business hours. We have been extraordinarily busy since the Corona virus started making waves here in the U.S.A., and staff attrition has left us scrambling to continue taking care of our customers with the outstanding level of service that we're known for. We'd ask that our customers come by and see us, but please be patient with our staff and respect the safety protocols that we've put in place to avoid unnecessarily spreading any COVID-19. We're restocking our bikes as fast as we can, and we've got plenty of inventory back in stock to keep you out and exercising during these difficult times. Thank you for your continued support, and please stay safe.
Wandering Star Adventure Emporium is Houston’s newest source for casual outdoor clothing and accessories, located in the Houston Heights at 1504 Yale right next to Blue Line Bike Lab. Come on by and see what we’ve been cooking up!
Best Of Houston 2020: Best Bike Shop
We owe a huge Thank You to the Houston Press for naming us Houston's Best Bike Shop in 2020! We're always stoked when we hear good news, and when it's good news about us the stoke is supersized. Thanks HP, thanks for the heads up Kelli Kalinowski, and most importantly- thank you to all of our amazing friends and customers that have supported us and loved us all of these years. Without y'all none of this is possible, and we'll be forever grateful to the amazing community that holds us up. Houston, you're the best!
We are now an official MS 150 bike shop!
Not only does your body need to be in the best shape possible for the Texas MS 150, but your bike should be finely-tuned and road-worthy as well. To ensure your bike is in the best shape, please take it, along with your cycling shoes, to one of our two locations for your FREE professional safety inspection. Pedal inspection is also a critical component of the overall safety inspection, so don't forget your cycling shoes. FREE Bike Safety Inspections February 17, 2020 thru April 24, 2020 $15 Bike Safety Inspection Fee begins April 25, 2020.
Felt Bicycles have arrived!
We’re really excited to announce the addition of Felt Bicycles to our line-up! We’ve been working on this deal for a while now, and we’ve finally got the bikes in and on the floor with more showing up soon. Everyone inside the bike industry has been telling us that road bikes are over and it’s all gravel or bust, but we don’t believe that and we’re stoked to be able to still offer nice traditional road bikes to our customers that don’t need an off-road bicycle to ride long distances on. Come on in and take a rest ride today!
We are now open at the new location!
We've been at our iconic White Oak location since 2005, and we've built so many great memories inside that dusty old grocery store and it was sad to leave, but we've got something even better on the horizon. We closed on our first real estate purchase last July when we bought the old Parsley Photo Studio at the corner of 15th and Yale. The new store is much larger- we have 5500 square feet of retail space, and an additional 2000 square feet of storage and work area in the back. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at our new home at 1504 Yale, and we can't wait to show you what we have in store!
Ride Now Pay Later!
Financing now available! You asked for it and we listened, so here it is. If you’ve been waiting to get that new ride or new set of carbon wheels because you weren’t able to put all the cash together at one time, now you can rest easy with six months of 0% interest after you blow up the group ride on your smoking hot new bike. Come get some, it’s time you treated yourself to something nice.
Now Carrying Kink BMX
Kink Bikes is a BMX Bike company stemming from Rochester New York that has been known for years for not only making extremely well built bikes but for their style as well. Over the years Kink has also done a great job of making their bikes an amazing value as well. Doesn't matter if you are just looking to start in BMX or are already at a pro level Kink has a bike perfect for you.
Blue Line Gift Cards are now available.
Looking for the perfect gift for your avid cyclist? Blue Line Bike Lab Gift Cards are available in nearly any denomination, it's the perfect gift for your favorite cyclist.
Now Carring Retrospec
The Mantra 2.0 with an UrbanComfort frame is hand-built, tig-welded, double-butted, and lightweight. The high-tensile strength steel diamond frame is the perfect riding companion as you cycle your way to work and home and play and everything in between. The frame and fork have bar spin clearance, horizontal dropouts, and no toe overlap. Mantra 2.0 comes standard with sealed cartridge bearing hubs to keep your bike clean and healthy. Less dampness, water, and grime can get into the delicate parts of your bike when the hubs are sealed. This means less required maintenance and a longer living bicycle.
Laufs are here!
We already had some of the best gravel bikes on the market with our award winning Renegade line from Jamis and Rove Line from Kona, but when Lauf came to us and asked us to carry their bikes we just couldn’t say no. Look at this thing! The True Grit is a super light carbon frame grafted to Lauf’s own revolutionary carbon sprung suspension fork, and there’s never been a faster or more capable gravel race bike made. We have a full size run in stock, including this semi-custom lime green model, and a demo bike in size M/L available to test ride. These bikes are flawless, and we’re proud to offer them to Houston.
“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” — James E. Starrs, US book editor