From our humble beginnings in 1979, a small house near the corner of 7th and Main St, Bangtail Bikes has grown to become Southwest Montana’s premier bicycle shop. Now located in the heart of downtown Bozeman, we have a bit more space, a lot better selection, and more quirky employees than ever to serve you. Whether a commuter, recreational rider, or racer, we have the gear to make your cycling experience the best.
With over 150 years of combined experience, we feel that you’ll not find a more knowledgeable staff. It’s said that “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” We take that to heart. Our staff is truly what makes the difference. Stop in and see.
People frequently ask where we came up with the name Bangtail. Traditionally, a bangtail was a race horse whose tail had been “banged” or cut short. Additionally it is the name of a smallish mountain range directly to the east of the Bridger Range. The Bangtail Range derives its name from a pair of brothers who pastured ponies in the area. Legend says that one of the brothers “banged” the tails of his stock so he could tell them from his siblings.
When we had the opportunity to move into our current space we were stoked not only for the location, but for the horse that resides on the front of our building. “Jubalee” has been a landmark on Bozeman’s main street for long enough that he is included in the buildings “Register of Historic Places” and thusly will remain as long as the building stands. It seemed like a match made in heaven, a bikes shop with the name Bangtail in a building with a life size rotating horse on the front! Needless to say we are happy with the pairing.
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We are proud to carry some of the best bicycles in the country… Trek and Specialized. Stop in and test ride one today!
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All of our employees participate in continuing education such as Trek Certified Assembly, Trek Certified Service, Shimano Tech School, Specialized Body Geometry Fit, Specialized Suspension Setup, and more.