About Us

World Class Bikes is more than a place to buy a new bike. We strive to be your true north a place you can go to get the facts needed to make the right choices. We love helping all types of people get on the right bikes, whether you want to ride the bike paths around town or become a professional, we'll help get you there. We're located in the historic West Bottoms just east of downtown Kansas City MO in a 110-year-old building. The store features New bikes, WCB certified used bikes and a collection of vintage bicycles for sale, as well as bike packing equipment, tires and tubes and a large selection of parts and accessories for all types of cycling. We have in stock a very large selection of bike tools for the professional and DIY home bike mechanic and. 

Meet Team WCB

Jay Luschen, Owner/President
40+ years (280 in dog years) experience working in the bicycle industry and riding bicycles. In his much younger days, he Raced Road bikes, moving up the ranks to eventually race with the Cat. 1, 2's & professionals riders. Store owner and Bicycle Fitter for 18 years, Award-winning Bicycle industry Sales Rep. After all this time in the bicycle industry he still loves to ride and work at the store.

Personal Quote: I've never been on a bike ride that I regretted!

Current Bike: 2021 Marin X11, 2014 BH Mountain Bike, 2013 Kona RED Zone (carbon beater bike)

Greg (the old) Goat, Retail Store Manager

Greg has been riding bicycles his whole life, he honestly can't remember not riding, along with his 25 years of retail experience. Most of Greg's riding has been on the trail mounted on a mountain bike and is a wealth of knowledge on trails and equipment. He still can be found on the trail or bike packing/camping around KC and parts unknown.

Personal Quote: I'd rather be riding and exploring.

Current Bike: Too Many, to even start listing

Lowell Premer, Order Picker

Lowell a retired teacher, was a serious road and mountain bike racer from 1983 - 1995 winning the MO state time trial Several times as a veteran with a personal best time 56:12/25 miles and the state road race multiple times. He still rides, mainly mountain bikes but we can usually get him to dust off the road bike for a roll around Kansas City streets.

Personal Quote: Coming up the gutter on the rivet

Current Bikes: 2014 Specialized S-Works FSR Epic, 2016 BH Ultralight RC/Sram Red

Andrew (.com) Arfstrom, IT Brainyack and troubleshooter 

Our youngest team member. He can be often be found souping up his 2001 Jetta TDI (Diesel). He loves to ride, his favorite trail, Blue River Flow Ride and goes for road rides from our shop in the West Bottoms to explore the area.

Personal Quote: How much Horsepower will that give me.

Current Bike: 2021 Marin Headlands 2, 2022 Marin Alpine Trail XR and a 2020 Marin (custom) San Quentin

Anna (The enforcer) Slipych, Order picker, data entry and anything else we throw at her

She loves to ride her bike for fun, but she is not so fond of the hills, the flatter the better. Anna is a sophomore in college and she spends a lot of time studying and in the classroom. She also helps with her family's wedding dress design business, Potapenko & Yanchenko, Hand made wedding dresses in Ukraine and yes she is from Ukraine.

Personal Quote: Slow and steady wins the race (not in bicycle racing)

Current bike: Pacifica 105, made by SR, Screwed & Glued Aluminum Frame.