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Our favorite road cycling routes in Southern California

South from Dana Point/San Clemente hills: https://www.strava.com/activities/1548142204 South from Dana Point to Las Pulgas- flat/coastal: https://www.strava.com/activities/585447942 Laguna Niguel/Dana Point climbs: https://www.strava.com/athletes/408629 Newport Coast/Shady Canyon Loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/402103875 Santiago Canyon, Live Oak Canyon, Silverado Canyon: https://www.strava.com/activities/583537272 Laguna Beach Climbs- amazing views: https://www.strava.com/activities/784510328 San Gabriel mountain/Glendora Mountain Road to Hwy 39 to Crystal Lake: https://www.strava.com/activities/98155429 Mount Baldy ride: […]


Some Bikes are Special

Some bikes are just special, but not for the reasons you may think. They may not be made of the latest and greatest material and they may not have the newest, best components. Sometimes, certain bikes just fit right and just ride right, and you and that bike do rides that you remember, unlike other […]


New Cycling Kit

As some of your may know, our good friend and graphics guru, Jon Grant, lost his son, Auggie, to leukemia. If you have followed my companyโ€™s goings on, you are likely aware of our previous efforts to help Jon and his family raise money to help pay for the hospital costs associated with Auggieโ€™s treatment. […]


Gift Ideas for Cyclists

We just added a new header to our online store for December called “Gift Ideas.” This is a great place to look around for unique gifts for the cyclists in your life. Some of the items include our own merchandise, such as the “Enjoy your ride” poster to the left as well as some of […]


Meet Greg Donovan-Los Angeles Area Road Bike Rentals

We recently opened up our service area to provide Los Angeles area road bike rentals. Just like our shop that serves Orange County and San Diego County, our new shop offers free delivery and pick up of your bike rentals within our regular service area. Our LA area rental store’s service area is centered in […]


Custom Wheelsets For Sale

It goes without saying that cyclists come in many shapes and sizes and strengths. A 135 pound climber probably doesn’t need the strength of a wheel built for 220 pound sprinter. And now, with the advent of the off-the-rack wheelsets, we have to be careful of weight limits when purchasing our equipment. It makes sense […]


Bike Rentals-Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties

Since we started our business, we have gotten calls for bike rentals in the greater Los Angeles area. Up until now, we have had to charge an additional fee for serving those areas. It was simply too long a drive and too far outside our normal service area to serve without charging for the extra […]


San Diego County Bike Rides

As someone who runs a high-end road bike rental company, I am often asked where to ride while my customers are in town. For some areas, this is a very easy question to answer while other areas pose problems. Not all areas have large numbers of rides easily accessible from the hotel where a customer […]


Fundraiser to help others get on bikes…

Two years ago, the company helped out with a fundraiser for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Santa Ana. Every year, the club has a “Christmas at the Club” event where local kids can come and choose a gift for Christmas. The company had helped in securing and building 100 bikes for the giveaway. My […]


Sock Guy SGX Socks Review

We occasionally run into products that we just plain love. Every product from the Sock Guy that we’ve tried thus far has been fantastic. Here, we wanted to give you a quickie Sock Guy SGX socks review. According to the Sock Guy website: “SGX socks are designed with the elite athlete in mind and feature […]


Yelp Reviews

Synaptic Cycles
5.0
Based on 70 Reviews
Cynthia K.
Cynthia K.
2021-01-04 07:01:18
Good bikes. Accommodating owner. Love the service they he will deliver and pick up your rentals. The location is in a hilly neighborhood so unless you're... read more
Gaynell D.
Gaynell D.
2020-12-22 08:57:26
Great experience! Visiting family in LA recently was the perfect time to bike some of the scenic trails, canyons and coastline I had always wanted to... read more
Charles O.
Charles O.
2020-12-03 19:07:32
I flew into to LA from Austin to visit family and shipped my bike 2 days before my trip so I could keep fit. Unfortunately, the delivery company did not... read more
W. G.
W. G.
2020-11-27 09:32:39
I rented an electric bike for an out of town visitor so he could join me riding around Dana Point and San Clemente for a day. Shawn made it very easy. He... read more
Aubrey H.
Aubrey H.
2020-11-09 09:04:42
Synaptic Cycles were the only ones renting bikes in the area during covid. Imo renting a bike can be done completely Covid friendly, so I'm not sure why... read more
Kristin Lewis P.
Kristin Lewis P.
2020-09-17 15:33:32
Great experience at Synaptic! I needed a tube replaced on my "purchased for the pandemic cheap and cheery" bike and Shawn took care of it in under 10... read more
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
2020-09-16 10:05:21
If you don't have a way to get your bike to a shop Synaptic is the way to go. Pick up and delivery is such a convenience. I highly recommend them. read more
Nails By Stephanie R.
Nails By Stephanie R.
2020-08-15 20:50:41
We had company in town during Covid and wanted to check out Electric bikes. Shaun was amazing to work with, he has several different types of bikes to rent... read more
Brian V.
Brian V.
2020-08-06 18:34:45
Was difficult To find a bike shop during Covid Called Shawn and he took my bike ... He also takes the time to explain things to you. and yet they deserve... read more
Jessica K.
Jessica K.
2020-05-20 21:19:33
Quarantine restlessness got the best of me but I couldn't find a bike in stores so I ordered one online. It arrived mostly assembled but I quickly realized... read more
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