In this Daily: Pura Vida Ride, the Local Costa Rican Bike Shop
Mountain bikes come in many shapes in sizes with many different components, and keeping each in top condition helps make riding a joy. A carefully tuned suspension, well-adjusted shock absorbers, responsive and powerful brakes, well-oiled gear shifters, and perfectly-inflated tires can make climbs easier, add a little extra speed on downhills, and offer more control when navigating curves and berms.
Las Catalinas has over 42km of world-class single track trail that swoops up along coastal cliffs and down into the heart of nature in the tropical dry forest reserve. Riders in town venture out rain or shine, any time of day and night, and push these trials and their bikes to their limits, which is where the bike shop at Pura Vida Ride comes in.
The Bike Shop at Pura Vida Ride
Pura Vida Ride is a multipurpose outdoor outfitter with everything from gear to well-fitting and versatile outdoor attire to rentals of aquatic and mountain biking equipment. However, in addition to their rentals and retail, Pura Vida Ride also has one of Costa Rica’s premier bike shops.
Head mechanic at Pura Vida Ride is Jason Abernathy, who has over 20 years of experience in the business. He and his team are responsible for maintenance on many of the bikes that hit the trails at Las Catalinas, and take pride in keeping equipment in top shape throughout the year. There are a number of riders in town and the surrounding areas who put their bikes and components through a ringer of high-impact riding multiple times a week through a variety of weather conditions, which requires both cyclist and machine to be in top condition.
Jason and the team ensure that they have high quality components on hand for replacements, and provide thoughtful and diligent service to make sure that each ride for their customers is smooth, safe, and thrilling.
Biking in Town
Having a world-class bike shop right at the base of the trails in town offers a measure of convenience for riders, and means one less thing to consider for mountain bikers traveling to Las Catalinas. Visitors just arriving can have their bike dropped off for a tune up, and then bike straight from the shop onto the trails knowing that any fixes they might need are just a few meters from the trailhead.
Meanwhile, for riders who live in town or the surrounding areas, having access to a quality bike shop nearby helps keep bikes running well for their lifetimes.
Mountain bikes are complex pieces of machinery, and can be deeply personal for each rider. Pura Vida Ride provides a maintenance option that’s right in town just a minute away from the trail head, and offers support for riders looking to hit the trails in Las Catalinas and around the region.