FLAGSTAFF, AZ (BRAIN) — Cosmic Cycles, a well-known retailer in Flagstaff, has recently reopened in a new location with a new owner. Scott Heinsuis, a longtime employee of the shop, purchased the business last year after it closed for the winter and moved it into its current location before opening for the season May 1.
The 2,000-square-foot store is located at 612 North Humphrey Street. While the shop may have a new look and a fresh start, Heinsuis says that he is dedicated to continuing the shop’s legacy of taking great care of its customers and providing excellent repair service — all while keeping things lively, interesting and fun. Cosmic Cycles opened in 1972 and is one of northern Arizona’s oldest bike shops.
Cosmic Cycles carries Rocky Mountain as its primary brand, but Heinsuis has plans to pursue other lines. The shop currently specializes in mountain bike sales and rentals, as it is located in the heart of a strong and growing off-road cycling community with easy access to miles of single track.
While the store is largely a one-person operation, Heinsuis has recently hired a mechanic to help him keep up with repairs.
Coming into his eighth season at Cosmic, Heinsuis says he has developed a bond with the store. “It’s special. I feel a real connection to this place,” he said.
His large collection of handmade tools — precursors to modern shop tools — and other vintage cycling items represents the shop’s long history with mountain biking and the evolution of the sport. Heinsuis hopes to integrate the collection into the store’s décor.
Cosmic Cycles operates seasonally from May 1 to Oct. 1, and will rent skis and snowboards during the winter months.