High Desert Bicycles

High Desert Bicycles


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One year ago today John guided us around White Mesa. Best day!!!! Thought we would make it back in 2020. See you in 2021!! Best bike shop!!!
I walked in and waited for my turn to shop for a new bike. moments later, an older man came up to me and asked if I can help you with a rude tone in his voice, I said "hi, yes I'd like to take a look at some of your bikes." and he immediately said in a rude tone "no shoppers allowed today" when there were literally other people inside looking around and shopping. I'm like "then why you guys open?" the person I assumed is the owner said he didn't have time to explain. i understand there are rules and regulations in place during this covid 19 pandemic, but why is the shop open? why did I see people walking in and dropping off their bikes for repair? I was even talking to a guy in the store who was looking for a bike to buy since he received his stimulus check. I'm just an honest customer looking to purchase a bike. I was going to give this bike shop my business. instead I felt extremely insulted, discriminated, and massively embarrassed. the owner is a jerk and wouldn't even give me the decency to explain and let me understand why he practically told me to go away. All he kept telling me was speak with Governor Lujan. I'm definitely reporting them to the Better Business Bureau and I will spread the word tell everyone not to come to this place. unless I am compensated for their rude actions, I will dedicate my time blasting them on social media and destroy their reputation for treating their customers like crap.
Live Valve. All the advantages of a dual suspension without any squishyness
You can only get it in three frames and these guys sell two of them!
Great shop, great bike fantastic mechanic
Do you all have any fat bikes that are used?
Back in Canada. Miss the desert already. Great bike shop! First class all the way.
They did a great job of converting my gravel to di2 GRX.
Get your bike tuned = Great Strava Day! Thanks Randy! :)
Riding high country roads! Love my Scott!
Shout out to Jason and High Desert East. Thanks for selling me my Specialized Chisel Expert. It is an awesome bike and added greatly to my enjoyment of the 2018 Road Apple Rally.
New Swim Session Starting August 29th, 2018

Centrally located in Albuquerque at UNM lots of free parking on Central Avenue meters.

I have had such a fun time watching all the participants learn to swim faster! And set PR's!!

If you want to improve your swim, and set PR's come join us Wednesday nights!


Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from High Desert Bicycles, Bicycle shop, 8110 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.

Operating as usual


The gang from High Desert Bicycles wishes you a happy and healthy 2021.

actionnetwork.org 12/22/2020

Open the Public Easements Granted in Perpetuity to Access to Our Public Lands

Do you miss using the Dome Road, Cochiti Canyon Rd, and Bland Canyon Rd? So do many people, especially property owners who can't access their property. Here's a petition if you'd like to sign.


actionnetwork.org For hundreds of years the people of Pena Blanca, Sile, La Bajada, Algodones, Pueblos, Sandoval County, Residents of New Mexico, Citizens of the United States and Foreign visitors have enjoyed the access to public lands off Cochiti Highway and Dixons Apple road, for the exercise of cultural, traditio...


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the gang at High Desert Bicycles.


Fall rides are the best! Where did you ride this weekend?

Rider: @Amber.Hoadley

Photo Credit: @nathanielbailey_



Some of the HDB gang went to Taos this past weekend. We rode Rift Valley Sunday, and South Boundary on Sunday. It was cold on the Boundary, but the riding and the colors were terrific.


Par in the foothills

Thanks to Parmenides Orpinel for this video.


Show your New Mexico pride with a snazzy New Jersey. We had our message in two colors for both the ladies and the fellows.


It's the most wonderful time of the year! @iamspecialized_mtb #stumpjumper #iamspecialized

Ambassador: @schiffski


Thanks to Albuquerque the Magazine, and especially to everyone who voted for us for best bike shop 2019.


We received some of the first Specialized Levo E- road bikes. It's pretty slick, and fun to ride. Come on down and check it out.


The HDB race team looking good at the Glorietta cross race this past weekend.


Notice anything interesting attached to the spokes? Maybe trying to churn a small amount of butter?


Happy Balloon Fiesta from the gang at High Desert Bicycles.


Pivot Cycles and High Desert Bicycles are having a demo from 10am to 3pm at the Albertsons parking lot at the ne corner of Academy and Tramway. Bring your helmet, shoes and ID, and ride some awesome bikes.


The HDB group mtb ride really lucked out with the weather this evening. There was a little rain, which cleared leaving a giant rainbow and nice sunset.


HDB greetings from Switzerland. John is there for Scott Bicycles Dealer Event. Here's a few pics of: Lake Geneva, the new hi tech Scott HQ, the new Maxxis Dissector tire, Scott Genius', and the new Scott Gambler.


John and Johnny got to ride the Windsor trail with some buddies from the old days. It was pretty tough, so I didn't get any beautiful scenery shots. I thought you might like to guess what's going on in this first picture though. It's not something I see on most rides.
The choices are:
1. Trying to reach a beehive and its delicious honey.
2. Delirious with fatigue, these men reenact something they saw in Cirque de Soleil.
3. Some sort of alternative medical treatment is being rendered.


SPOT Shared Page

HDB's own J.J. is embarking on the Trans Am bike route. This is a self supported route from Oregon to Virginia. You can track him at:

Good luck, and have fun...... and then come back to work so we can have some days off.


slowroll505.com 07/22/2019

Slow Roll 505

Slow Roll 505 has three more fun, casual, social rides scheduled this year on July 22nd, August 19th, and September 29th. Check out their website for details.

slowroll505.com Slow Roll 505, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a non-profit social bike riding organization designed to bring the community together once a month for group rides in different neighborhoods of the Albuquerque metro area.


HDB greetings from London. Thanks to Dot and Thomas for the photo.


If you're still on the fence, Peter says "get the Diverge."


Ready to go places. #turbocomo


Prepared to go big, then climb back up and do it again. #Kenevo


Time to get out of town. #Sirrus


Born to go big. #Kenevo


Happy Father's Day from the folks at High Desert Bicycles. I don't see anything that bad about the bicycle one. How about you?

[06/11/19]   Our Wednesday group mountain bike ride will leave from the Placitas parking lot at 6:30. We roll have refreshments after. I'd you have questions, please call us at either skip location. We hope to see you out there.


Sunset from the seat of a bike is far more majestic. #Sirrus


Our Wednesday evening mountain bike rides have begun again. We had a great group at Placitas this past week. We'd love to see more of you. If you would like to come, let us know and we'll get you on the email list. We'll also try to fo slice the times and locations on Facebook and Instagram.


Congrats to High Desert Bicycles' own Michael Holzmann on his fifth place finish at the Big Mountain Enduro race at Glorietta this past Weekend. Way to go Michael!


Whether it's to work or across town, every trip should be a pleasant journey. We have the secret recipe. Come see us to try out a Specialized Como or other Specialized Turbo e-Bike. #iamspecialized #ebike #turbocomo


Ride more...and more comfortably. Stop by the shop to check out the all-new Specialized Roubaix with Future Shock Technology. #iampsecialized #smootherisfaster


HDB is supporting Bike to Work day at the Domingo Baca bike path, on Wyoming just South of Paseo. Come by and see us. The city had free shirts and coffee.


When nature beckons, you come riding. We have the right mountain bike to answer the trail's call. Come see use to check out a Stumpjumper or other Specialized mountain bikes. #iamspecialized #stumpjumper


Explore the out-of-the-way. #smootherisfaster #iamspecialized #specializedroubaix #rideyourbike

Videos (show all)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Par in the foothills
Some of the HDB gang ride the South Footies and stopped by the dirt jumps near the Indian School parking lot.  Just so y...
Many of you know this,  but the plant with the little yellow flowers produces the go ahead thorns. Our recent rains have...
"Better late than never," the saying goes... As we embarked on a bike packing and fly fishing tour of the Tahoe Rim Trai...
Maximizing the fun per mile—that's often really the only thing that counts. Bikepacking with @bikeonscott and @freehubma...
High Desert Holiday Shopping Ideas
Michael P. embarked on a bike packing trip this past week,  and sent us some great photos.
The 2017 Tour de Acoma had great weather,  tandems pulling dog trailers, pirate princesses, and great racing. What more ...
Here's a short video of the 360 degree view from the top of the Rothorn.
Congrats to David Lopez on his new Pivot Cycles 429 Trail. Looks like he's putting it to good use on some steep stuff ou...
Today was road bike demo day at the Specialized Bicycles deale...





8110 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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