"Elegance, style, history, and quality."
"Awesome bike shop—best in town, hands down. Smart, knowledgeable & kind staff. Just a great place to get everything bike related done in one fell swoop!! Thanks much!"
Road & Gravel
Gravel bikes have quickly become the most requested style of bike in Mellow Velo. They allow a more curious road rider to venture off the perfect pavement. We sell a wildly diverse number of these bikes from the lightest of weight to the most indestructible. As for our more traditional road riders, we continue to offer the finest options from brands all over the world. We also sponsor the Racing Apparel Team Based here in Santa Fe.
We always enjoy the stories our customers tell us about the old French ten-speed from college or the Japanese touring bike they road around Cape Breton. These bikes have soul and we enjoy restoring them to their former glory.
"Such a great crew, all bike enthusiasts that ride every day, super friendly. This is the shop for high quality bikes, and that hard to find Italian Steel, and rare bikes you don't see anywhere else! Custom builds are their specialty. Dave is a great guy, and that reflects through his employees. The crew downstairs are the best in town!!"
Mellow Velo is a business ran by avid cyclists and outdoorsmen. This is a hub for some of our weekend adventures, updates about the shop, special offers and other cool info related to cycling in Santa Fe and the larger New Mexico.
Try Before You Buy at Santa Fe’s Mellow Velo
“Try before you buy.” It’s not a saying you’d normally associate with a bike shop. Sure, most shops will let you take a bike on a test ride around the block or in their parking lot, but to pull a brand new bike off the shelf and “demo” it for a day, or two, or a whole month, if you so wanted to, is unique. That model was very foreign to me until I walked into Santa Fe’s Mellow Velo."
Rawson’s Ombré Orbea Alma Rigid 29er
“As a kid of the 90’s, Rawson was really drawn to bright colors. Chartreuse, turquoise, fuchsia, purple, and other hues really stuck with him as a kid. Perhaps that was the inspiration behind this Orbea Alma M-LTD rigid 29er."
Jonah and His Kokopelli Warthog Ti Hardtail 29er
“For Jonah, a local of Santa Fe, and an employee at Mellow Velo, the bicycle has helped develop his independence as well as a vehicle to meander around his homeland. His family is one of the deeply embedded heritage households and have been in the area for hundreds of years. Just north of Santa Fe is the town of Chimayo where his family has been weaving for generations under the brand Ortega."
Spaghetti Western: A XCR Tommasini X Fire Disc Road Build
“Mellow Velo, purveyors of modern bikes, with a long history of building up classic Italian road racing machines, recently completed this build for a customer back on the East Coast. Adam, the owner of the bike, refinishes mouthpieces for saxophones, so as you can imagine, he has a particular penchant for procuring pristine pedal machines like this one. Luckily for him, David from Mellow Velo has a soft spot for modern Italian-made frames."
David’s Creamsicle Vicious Cycles SS Cruiser
“David has a special relationship with Carl Schlemowitz, the owner of Vicious. You might even call them good friends. He knew Carl from when he lived in New York and has a ‘grip’ of bikes from Carl down in the Mellow Velo archives. It’s not often that you see a Vicious in the Western United States, so I was surprised to find a basement full of them when I first toured Mellow Velo back in December of last year."