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New bike shop to feature unique products later hours

Posted by Moab Premier Properties on September 21, 2012
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Opening a bike shop in Moab may not be a unique idea, but the owners of Hazard County Bikes hope to set their business apart by offering a wide variety of bicycles and late-evening hours.

Steve Langello and Brian Vasquez launched their new bike shop last weekend. Hazard County Bikes, located at 145 West 200 South, No. 5, in the building next door to Utah State University-Moab, is open from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening. The shop will feature a full line of mountain bikes as well as town bikes, cruisers and kids bicycles, Langello said. Bike prices start as low a $250, and Hazard County Bikes will also carry a full line of bicycle accessories.

“With Moab’s bike paths and bike-friendly streets, and the high price of gasoline, we want to help outfit riders for anything they might want to do by providing a way to carry belongings or groceries by bike,” Langello said. “Most shops in town are dealing with mainly mountain bikes. We want to offer mountain bikes and everything else. And if we don’t have it, we will try to get it. We consider ourselves the ‘everything else bike shop.’”

Langello said the shop will also carry “unique brands” that are not currently available in other bike shops in Moab. Langello and Vasquez have more than 20 years of experience with bicycling and the bicycle industry. Their bike shop will also offer bicycle repair services, Langello said.

Wireless Internet service is also available at Hazard County Bikes, and the shop features a small lounge area where people can wait while repairs are done, or watch bike videos, he said.