BIKE SHOPPING TIPS
SOME BIKES ARE STILL IN HIGH DEMAND
During the pandemic many people adopted cycling for exercise and as an alternative to public transportation. We are thrilled that more people are realizing the benefits of going by bike and are embracing a more active and environmentally conscious lifestyle. However, the increase in demand led to delays and shortages in bicycle production worldwide. Thankfully supply levels have begun to catch up and we have healthy stock levels once again. There are still some categories of bikes that are in high demand and may requires special orders with long lead times.
If this is the season for you to upgrade, replace or finially pull the trigger on a new bike, but you don't know where to start - check out the tips below and them come see us in store for a test ride.
1. Think about your Goals
You don't just want a bike, you want the right bike bike for your needs. So it's a good idea to spend some time thinking about your goals for riding. Are you riding for fitness or just for fun? Will you be riding with friends and family or are you looking forward to long solo rides? Are you thinking of open roads and smooth pavement or are you trail bound?
2. Do Some Research
Our website is updated on a nightly basis with what is in stock. Review the different bike categories and price points so you'll be more prepared when you come down to the store. This will help us focus on your needs and make the process efficient and fun. No idea what kind of bike you need? Use this handy dandy tool to help narrow down your options. Otherwise, you can start with the categories below.
3. Budget for Gear
If you are new to cycling, don't blow your whole budget on the bike. Spend more time riding and less time shopping by adding accessories and investing in the right apparel when you buy the bike. We offer a 15% discount on accessories for your bike (some exceptions apply) on the day you buy the bike.
4. Connect with other Riders
For some cycling is strictly individual and that's great, but if you are looking to be part of a community of cyclists, there is a wide range of ways to connect with other riders. Check out the Manitoba Cycling Association for local events and club information. There are also ways to connect virtually. Strava is a great way to track your rides, discover new routes and challenge yourself.
Thank you for shopping local.
We appreciate you trusting us with your business. No matter where your riding takes you, we want you to find the right products and information for your needs and have fun doing it. Getting you ready to take on your goals, is why we are here and we're pretty passionate about it.