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From Passions to Pedals

At Northstar Bikes, we don't just sell bikes; we cultivate a lifestyle fueled by the exhilarating rhythm of the open road and mountain trails. Based in the heart of Western New York, our shop is more than just a storefront – it's a haven for cycling enthusiasts, beginners, and everyone in between. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to answer your questions, offer expert advice, and ensure you leave with the perfect bike tailored to your needs.

Founded by avid cyclists with a shared love for the freedom that two wheels bring, we are more than a business; Northstar Bikes is a reflection of our deep-rooted passion for cycling. Our team is composed of seasoned riders, bike mechanics, and enthusiasts who understand the ins and outs of the biking world, ready to guide you on your cycling journey.

A Sanctuary for All Riders

Whether you're a seasoned pro seeking the latest high-performance models or a casual rider looking for a reliable commuter, our expansive selection caters to every cycling need. From sleek road bikes to rugged mountain bikes and stylish urban cruisers, we pride ourselves on curating a diverse range of top-tier brands and models to suit every taste and preference.

Northstar Bikes aims to be a hub for the cycling community, especially in the Western New York region. Join our regular group rides, workshops, and events to connect with fellow riders, share experiences, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of cycling culture. Be a member in our Discord and Strava communities to learn more!

Precision Craftsmanship

Our in-house bike technicians are more than mechanics; they are artisans dedicated to ensuring your ride is finely tuned and customized to perfection. We offer expert bike fittings, tune-ups, and maintenance services to guarantee that every pedal stroke is as smooth as the last. Your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities.

Beyond Bikes

Northstar Bikes aims to be a hub for the cycling community, especially in the Western New York region. Join our regular group rides, workshops, and events to connect with fellow riders, share experiences, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of cycling culture. Be a member in our Discord and Strava communities to learn more!

Embark on a journey with us! Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just discovering the joy of riding, our doors are open, and our wheels are spinning, ready to roll with you. Visit us at, and let's pedal towards new horizons together!

Meet the Shop

Owner & Sales Manager

Nick Cognetto

Coming from the Utica area, Nick's first job in the industry was at Dick Sonne’s bike shop at the age of 13. Working there fostered his dream of one day owning his own shop. There, he established his roots in road cycling, became a five year rider of the Ride for Missing Children, and a finished a full Ironman Triathlon.

After high school he attended and obtained a B.S. at the University at Buffalo and joined the Northstar Team. He also really enjoys thru-hiking and winter camping and climbing. When he’s not at the shop you can find him up in the High Peaks region of the ADK.

Nick takes pride helping people find their perfect bike and stocking the store with new innovative products. He is always open to bringing in anything a customer might want to touch and feel before they buy.

OWNER & SERVICE MANAGER

Hayden Harter

Hayden began his career in the bicycle industry a short eight years ago when he walked into Northstar Bikes looking for a job, right out of high school.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre and Design from SUNY at Buffalo, he brings the technical know-how to the Northstar name. From building the very walls you see in the shop to completing the most complex of service challenges in the bike world, he thrives in the face of a challenge. A gearhead through and through, he’s always down to have a conversation about the latest and greatest tech!

Hayden loves to mountain bike the summer away, and float the winter through on his snowboard.

Chief Officer of Fun

Pike

Whether you’re a fan of the coffee, the suspension fork, the peak, the fish, or medieval weapons, Pike is named after all of them. He’s half Australian Shepherd, half English Shepherd, and full of stoke all the time.

If you’re looking for a very excited pup to bring up your day, get ready! He’s at the door waiting for you with a big ol’ smile.

Business Hours
Sunday : Closed
Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 10am - 7pm
Wednesday : 10am - 7pm
Thursday : 10am - 7pm
Friday : 10am - 7pm
Saturday : 10am - 5pm

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