We came to University Cyclery for our first look at buying a bike for the girlfriend; however, we were a little disappointed by the big prices and not so friendly of service. It took us a while to really find anyone to help us since it was a little busy for a bike store, so already we were a little agitated. Then we talked to a very friendly salesman and offered a few options as far as bikes go. Unfortunately, we couldn't really find a bike she was interested in so we took his name and went on our search elsewhere. I would recommend you try at least a few bike shops before making your purchase, and this should be one on your list for the downtown area.