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Your Local Bike Shop

We’re passionate about bicycles. We believe that bikes offer a simple solution to many of our communities’ complex problems. Bikes are great for your personal health and for the health of our environment. Bikes can help you save money on transportation, and bikes can provide you with endless miles of fun with your family and friends.

We proudly serve all types of cyclists, including new and veteran riders, road and mountain aficionados, and recreation and transportation cyclists. Whether you prefer to shop on our website or to come visit us, we’re here to help you with all of your cycling needs. Learn more about what makes us unique, and visit us today to meet our friendly staff and experience our incredible product selection.

The Owner

Cycles Endurance was born in Montreal Canada by current owner Jean-Pierre Lavigne. JP welded his first bicycle frame at the age of 17. He took that frame to build it as a bikepacking bike. In 1987, he decided to take that bike on a 4 months excursion across Europe. The excursion took him through 9 countries and rode roughly 4,745 km.

In the late '80s, he discovered the sport of duathlons and triathlons. In 1992, he traded his triathlon bike for a mountain bike. In that same year, he participated at the world championship, which were held in Bromont QC. JP continued to race as an elite athlete until 1997. His competition days were over in 2 minutes and 43 seconds after a serious crash at Mont-Snow VT during a NORBA race.

JP started working in the industry at the age of 18 for a small distributor in Montreal. He moved on to help Gervais Rioux (1988 Olympian) start his bicycle store. This was the birth of Argon 18 bikes, as we know it today. In 1988, while working with Gervais Rioux, JP became the third individual certified in Canada by Fit Kit as a professional bike fitter and cleat adjustment specialist. Over the years, he has practiced the art by fitting people from all walks of life, from the mom riding with her kids, to the elite athlete, to the cardiovascular patient. JP holds a numbers of certificates as a pro-fitter from Serotta and Softride as well. He also is a specialist on heart rate training from his work with Sally Edwards, the founder of Heart Zones.

The Owner

Cycles Endurance was born in Montreal Canada by current owner Jean-Pierre Lavigne. JP welded his first bicycle frame at the age of 17. He took that frame to build it as a bikepacking bike. In 1987, he decided to take that bike on a 4 months excursion across Europe. The excursion took him through 9 countries and rode roughly 4,745 km.

In the late '80s, he discovered the sport of duathlons and triathlons. In 1992, he traded his triathlon bike for a mountain bike. In that same year, he participated at the world championship, which were held in Bromont QC. JP continued to race as an elite athlete until 1997. His competition days were over in 2 minutes and 43 seconds after a serious crash at Mont-Snow VT during a NORBA race.

JP started working in the industry at the age of 18 for a small distributor in Montreal. He moved on to help Gervais Rioux (1988 Olympian) start his bicycle store. This was the birth of Argon 18 bikes, as we know it today. In 1988, while working with Gervais Rioux, JP became the third individual certified in Canada by Fit Kit as a professional bike fitter and cleat adjustment specialist. Over the years, he has practiced the art by fitting people from all walks of life, from the mom riding with her kids, to the elite athlete, to the cardiovascular patient. JP holds a numbers of certificates as a pro-fitter from Serotta and Softride as well. He also is a specialist on heart rate training from his work with Sally Edwards, the founder of Heart Zones.

In 1995, JP made the move to the big bike company, Giant Bicycle. He started a Cardio Zones training program, which focuses on the heart as he always said: "The heart is our biggest muscle and it needs to work properly because the day it doesn't is your death!"

In 2008, JP started the first youth cycling club on the island of Montreal. In the first year alone the club reached 32 riders, and eventually grew to over 100 in three years. Today, on the island of Montreal there are 4 cycling clubs now with over 300 kids riding, all because of the first started in 2009 by JP.

JP has been certified by Shimano, Sram and Campagnolo for his mechanical skills. He worked with Pro mountain bike teams in the '90s when he was a racer.

JP's knowledge is a combination of old school and current way of the world of bicycle. His primary goal is to see everyone ride a bike whether you bought it at a Big Box store, a fancy boutique, or online. He will cater to your needs and wants.

In September of 2019, JP decided to relocated the store in Potsdam NY. Where else can you truly enjoy the 4 seasons? The Adirondack area is a great place to ride year round, yes that includes winter with a Fat Bike!!

At Cycles Endurance, our guarantee is that your bike will always be a perfect fit.

Why Shop With Us?

From professional bike repair and fitting services to top cycling products at exceptional prices, we've got you covered.

Quality & Value

We sell products from the best bicycle brands in the world. We offer great value to our customers through competitive pricing, quality products, and superior customer service.

Friendly Staff

We aren't your average bike shop. Our staff is helpful and crazy about cycling. We listen to your needs and work hard to help you find precisely the right products for you.

Free Local Pickup

Finding the perfect bike and cycling gear is easy when you shop with us. Explore our selection online, place your order, and we’ll have it ready for you soon. Easy and convenient!

Meet Us In Person

Come see our shop for yourself