I've been stopping in Absolute Bikes in Salida for several years and have bought two bikes and a lot of other gear there. I highly recommend the shop. They care and really try to make their clients feel valued - even when you are someone who is just passing through to enjoy the trails there. Go and hag out and buy!
I had the best service and help from Nate. He took a long time telling me about the bike and making sure I had all of my questions answered. I have told everyone I know who rides about your great shop!