North County has a new bike shop, BikeBling.com. I had heard about the new shop located in Escondido so when I was in the area I swung by. The place still has the that “new shop” smell and from what the owner told me new stuff is coming in everyday. I dig that the service area is not tucked away in the back somewhere. It is right up front as soon as you walk in the door and you are more than welcome to watch the service in action. The shop is catering towards service and higher end gear, you know real MTB stuff. I forget all of the bikes brands they carry, but it was a nice list. This is pretty cool for Escondidio as there was no real MTB bike shop in town after the Performance Shop was shutdown. It is also cool for all of North County to have another local shop to add to the variety stuff to chose from as no one shop carries all brands. The shop is also going to be doing Internet sales as well.
I was impressed that they had a really good selection of full-face helmets and I ended up getting a Giro Remedy CF to me from busting up my face again. Now I just have to go get some sweat on the inside of this bad boy.