About Us

Welcome to Mock Orange Bikes, or the “MOB”as you may have heard us called. ‘What does the name mean?’ We wanted our name to reflect our individuality; we didn’t want to be another “Joe’s Bike Shop” (sorry, Joe). After numerous hours of deep meditation and an impossibly long list of potential names, Webster’s dictionary revealed the answer – ‘mock orange’. A plant indigenous to the south, and a name that paid homage both to our roots in Mocksville and love for that citrusy color – Mock Orange Bikes was born. In 2006, Mock Orange Bikes made the big move to the West End in Winston-Salem from its Main Street Mocksville location. A bigger shop, like a larger vase, has enabled Mock Orange to grow and blossom into one of North Carolina’s most well known and unique bicycle shops.

We are entering our seventh year of business in the Piedmont area of lovely North Carolina. We are deeply grateful for all of our customers and friends who have supported us since we opened in 2003, and look forward to many, many more years of servicing the cycling community at large here in NC. We have grown from a one-man operation with 42 bikes on the floor to a fully staffed, professionally trained shop capable of serving any cyclist’s needs. With over 40 years of combined bicycle retail and service experience, and well over a half a century’s worth of riding and racing experience, the Mock Orange staff is a well learned, informative, and enthusiastic resource for anyone interested in improving their cycling experience. Despite all of this experience and professionalism, we want to keep our shop fun and low key. Stop by, say hi, enjoy a cup of MoJoe and talk bikes with us. Without the all too common bike shop hype and elitism, we strive to provide the best in service, advice, and products available! Please come by and experience how positive the cycling lifestyle can be.

Bios:


CHARLES VON ISENBURG (a.k.a. “Chucky Love”)<<

Riding bikes, fixing bikes, building bikes, debuilding bikes, talking bikes, walking bikes, breaking bikes, racing bikes, wheelie-ing bikes, crashing bikes, thinking bikes, designing bikes, selling bikes, skidding bikes, tuning bikes, painting bikes, seeing bikes, living bikes.

RIDES: Bikes.
FAVORITES: Sweet bike rides of any sort.
SAID: “What time is it, anyway?”
Contact: charles@mockorangebikes.com



JAY COX (a.k.a. “John”) <<

Jay likes to ride bikes. Largely road bikes, but has recently re-connected with his appreciation for riding bikes on surfaces other than asphalt. The sport of cyclocross in particular has become a point of strange intrigue over the past few years. Often referred to as the “Sales Department” by his esteemed colleagues at the MOB, give Jay a shout next time you’re looking for a sweet two-wheeler.

FAVORITES: Riding in the areas north of Winston-Salem, Riding from Valle Cruces, NC
SAID: “Where is Ziggy Stardust?”
RIDES: Kona “Humu”, Bianchi MonoQ, Honda Civic Hatchback
CONTACT: jay@mockorangebikes.com


ZACH LAIL (a.k.a. “Z-Man”)<<
Zach is the shop manager down here at the M.O.B. When it comes to making sure we get the sweetest bikes in town Zach is the man. Zach excels at decorating the shop for the holidays and special occasions as well as keeping our fridge full of some of the worlds finest beverages.

RIDES: whatever he can get his hands on.
FAVORITES: Anywhere, everywhere, anytime and all of the time.
SAID: “Love me some chocolate-O’s!”
Contact: zach@mockorangebikes.com



CHIP DUCKETT (a.k.a. “The D.O.C.”) <<
“Doc” dreams up, builds and rides all kinds of bikes….huck one day, singlespeed the next….or just hit the road. Since helping to found MOB he has enjoyed meeting new people who live for bikes as much as he does and has enjoyed getting others in the fold. Design is his strength….bikes…the shop…the website, yet his day job is as a urologist in High Point…helping to keep the “flo”.

RIDES: Anything he wants.
FAVORITES: Northwood, Cypress(BC), Kitzuma, Roseboro/Shull’s Mill Road around Linville
SAID: “The reality of the situation is……”
Contact: chip@mockorangebikes.com


 

CHRIS RAMM (a.k.a. “Hans”) <<
Chris helped us secure our awesome new locale/ building in West End. Along the way, with his interest in biking, he decided to become a partner in MOB and helps out on the business side. Chris’s real job is as owner of Ramm Commercial Properties. His passion is riding cyclocross and single speeds.

Rides: Pegoretti Responsorium, Vicious hardtail, another Vicious hardtail, Bianchi Pista Concept, Cyfac Gothica.
Favorites: Anything in the Blowing Rock area.
Said: “you’re alright, i don’t care what they say about you”
Contact: chris@mockorangebikes.com


 

Alex Ryan (a.k.a. Al-Dog)<<21203_10152813945230227_736060250_n

Al-Dog is our go to Mechanic and runs the MOB Pro MTB Team. He has been working in bike shops since he was 12 years old sweeping floors, is lightning quick on a bike and when repairing your bike. Look for Alex on the podium at professional mountainbike and cyclocross races across the country!

RIDES: Mountain Bikes SON!
FAVORITES: Thunder Dome! Lady GaGa
SAID: “Hey girl, you like bikes?”
CONTACT: alex@mockorangebikes.com