Marty’s Cycles Opens a Store in Ashland
Marty’s Cycles, which has been a mainstay of the bike scene in Medford since 2005, has now added a location in Ashland at 1908 Ashland Street (corner of Ashland and Park).
“Our Ashland store will be a narrower focus and we will cater more to women,” said owner Marty Hammond, who has been in the bike industry since 1984. “We have two ladies on staff who both ride, and we will have women’s mountain bike rides. We will be stocking Santa Cruz’s ‘Juliana’ line of mountain bikes, which is a women’s specific design. We are also looking at mountain bike rentals, as well as demo bikes for people interested in purchasing a new bike.”
An Ashland resident, Marty’s interest in bikes began at an early age, working on them with his brother. He has ridden all disciplines in the bike world, but most currently he takes advantage of the world-class mountain bike trails here in southern Oregon.
“At Marty’s, you will receive helpful, honest, and informed information,” he said. “Our Ashland sales manager is Sapphire Stoner, a mountain biker who loves sharing her adventure stories with others. She loves riding her bike, and her heart belongs to the mountain and any form of activity to get there.”
All of the staff pride themselves in offering the best personalized service. “We also ride what we sell at a level of expertise so we can give accurate feedback on new products,” Marty said. “We stay in touch with current trends in bicycle technology, and we test new innovations. We have a certified professional bike fitter on staff as well as my years of bike-fitting expertise, for both mountain and road bikes. We also put ego aside and give customers what works for them and not what we personally prefer.”
Marty’s Cycles partners with the best bicycle companies in the business, including Santa Cruz, Specialized, Kona, Niner, Knolly, Guerilla Gravity and Fuji. They also have state of the art electric-assist bicycles in stock made by Specialized.
They try to keep cycling affordable for everyone, but at the same time selling high quality products that give years of enjoyment.
“Many people think bicycles are expensive, but a good quality bicycle can be had in the $400 range and last 20 years,” Marty said. “Bicycles are still one of the most cost-effective purchases that can be had for recreation, and they have become much more ergonomic and easy to ride in the last ten years with advances in saddles and frame geometry.”
Marty also plans on building up the repair capabilities in Ashland, as well as having suspension repair available. “We can get special order parts quickly and we are stocking up on Troy Lee design clothing and protective gear, as well as having Leatt protective gear available,” he said.
For more info, the phone number at the Ashland store is 541-708-6117. They’re open every day except Tuesday. You can also see them at martyscycleonline.com and on Facebook.