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About Adams Ave Bikes

Hi! We’re AAB. Established in 1978, but we like to think of ourselves as more than just a bike shop. Over the decades we've built a community and family around the love of riding. And riding can sometimes come with some big egos, so it's important to remind ourselves that bikes are supposed to be fun. Riding with friends is fun! Shredding trails is fun! Camping off your bike is fun! Winning races is fun! But winning the party is the funniest!

Everyone here has a story of how they joined the AAB family and has their own passion and connection to the sport. We really pride ourselves on our knowledge and attention to detail to ensure that you get the most from your bike. Safety and satisfaction (aside from fun) are top priorities for us to provide our customer. We won't let you ride off on a bike unless we've tested it ourselves and we only carry brands we use personally. 

Being a small business we really stand behind the bikes we sell, our mechanics in the service department, and the brands we carry. We don't try to "sell you" on big box store gimmicks like "lowest price guaranteed." Come to think of it, we don't want to "sell you" at all. We're here to help you come to your own educated conclusion of what you want from YOUR bike and YOUR experience. 

Okay, we're stepping down from our soapbox now :) See you at the shop!


Chuck Cofer

Nicknames: Tangamango
Origin: Austin, Texas
Position at Adams Ave Bikes: Owner, Mechanic
How did you start working at AAB?: I moved to San Diego in 2011 from Austin and knew I wanted to work in a shop. I walked into AAB and was hired as a mechanic, then in 2018 there was an opportunity to buy the shop so I took it and here we are.  
How many bikes do you have?: 6 +1
Favorite Quote: "It's just a dirt trail in the woods" -Me
Favorite food, on or off the bike: Pizza or tacos or tacopizza
Hobbies (other than bikes): Motorcycles, camping, music, guitar
*Martin only* What’s your relationship status?:
Pick our own bonus question: Greatest inspiration? My mom


Martin Rodriguez

Nicknames: Sideshow Bob
Origin: San Diego, CA
Position at Adams Ave Bikes: Sales manager
How did you start working at AAB?:Customer turned employee when they realized half my paycheck would stay there anyways
How many bikes do you have?: 2 +1
I have two bikes, but they each count for three bikes each. Plus, a couple other frame projects.
Favorite Quote: "I will never say no to a beer. If I do, there's something seriously wrong with me" -Julie the shop intern
Favorite food, on or off the bike:Off the bike: Zarape's wasabi burrito, on the bike: tropical flavored Haribo gold bears. #TeamHaribo
Hobbies (other than bikes): Photography and frame building @cathod_mech
*Martin only* What’s your relationship status?: As single as SpongeBob SquarePants
Pick our own bonus question: Favorite beer: free beer

Andrea Tobin

Nicknames: Gruggle (don't ask)
Origin: Alpine, California
Position at Adams Ave Bikes: Shop mom
How did you start working at AAB?: Funny story. I was a long time customer and friend of the shop, then I sort of fell in love with the owner and we decided why not mix our passions?
How many bikes do you have?: 4 +1
Favorite Quote: "You only fail when you stop trying"
Favorite food, on or off the bike: Bread
Hobbies (other than bikes): Sewing and designing clothes
I also have a clothing line called Lynt that specializes in stylish active apparel.
*Martin only* What’s your relationship status?: He's a great catch ladies!
Pick our own bonus question: Do you have any pets?
Why yes I do! Charlotte the cat, I got her in 2007 when she was just a baby kitten.


Walt Dubensky

Nicknames: J'Walt
Origin: San Diego, CA
Position at Adams Ave Bikes: Wrench
How did you start working at AAB?: I saw Chuck and the rest is history
How many bikes do you have?: Not enough +1
A Klein, a Unicycle, and many beateurbikes
Favorite Quote: None
Favorite food, on or off the bike: Peanut Butter
Hobbies (other than bikes): What's a hobby?
*Martin only* What’s your relationship status?: ?!?
Pick our own bonus question: Who's your favorite rider:Andy Hampsten