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Gear Heads

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Let us at GearHeads convince you there is an advantage to buying from us rather than any other establishment.

The bicycle you buy, and especially where you buy it, has a huge impact on your safety, comfort, and how much fun you have riding!

We make bike buying easy and fun!Bicycles are fun vehicles that can travel at high speeds while withstanding demanding conditions. To do their best, they need to be constructed of high-quality materials, assembled by competent and trained bicycle mechanics, and properly adjusted to fit you right.

By purchasing your new bike from a professional bicycle store instead of from a mass merchant or "discount" department store you receive numerous important advantages, which we outline here.


COMPARISON: Bicycle Shops vs Mass-Merchants

Advantages Bicycle Shops Mass-Merchants /
Department Stores
Bike Comfort and Fit People come in all sizes and need the expert fit that bike shops can provide. We will ensure that your bike is the right size and adjusted properly specific to you. Test rides and follow-up fitting fine-tuning is available, too. The result is easy, efficient and safe cycling and more fun! Mass-merchant bicycles come in few sizes, if any forcing you to compromise on the fit. These stores also do not have trained staff who understand how to measure you or how to adjust the bike to fit you. Plus, they don’t offer test rides and don’t do follow-up adjustments. The result is an uncomfortable, inefficient ride.
Selection We have a wide selection of bicycle models, sizes, styles and colors. Our expert staff coaches you through the process of finding the best bike for you.  It can be intimidating to come to a bike shop but rest assured we will make it easy for you. Selection is usually very limited and staff expertise is limited, or non-existent.
Safety
Surprisingly bicycles come in boxes and need to be assembled carefully and properly to be safe, work right and hold up. Bike shop bikes are assembled in-store by experienced/ trained mechanics, and each is test ridden to ensure proper function and safety. They are then carefully fit to you at the time of purchase. Test rides, tune-ups and instructions assure safe and great rides. Some mass-merchants sell unassembled bikes meaning you have to do it yourself (yes, it's "only" a bicycle, but it still requires significant know-how to build it right). Plus, rarely are test rides, tune-ups or safety tests available. Frequently buyers eventually bring these bikes to us to be properly assembled or adjusted, then they have spent an extra $45 or more on a new bike.
Value After The Sale
We have an experienced  and active staff who welcome post-sale service and adjustments, usually for free or at low cost. They want to satisfy your needs and help you fully enjoy cycling! Frequently we will see you out riding too. After buying a bike from a mass-merchant, you have little or no help after the sale, either if problems occur or if you just want help to enjoy your bicycle more.
Accessories
We offer a wider selection of quality cycling accessories, helmets and clothing in many models, colors and sizes. The staff consults with you to find the right accessories and gear for your bike depending on how and where you ride. Most times we have used it ourselves. We stand behind all our products. Usually a limited or poor selection of accessories is available, with little or no help to choose the right ones. Often, these are cheap, knockoff products, which can create safety and reliability issues, and sometimes even have no warranty.
Warranty Bicycles sold at bike shops come with full warranties, and most problems are resolved in-house. Plus, shops stand behind their bikes and products with experienced mechanics and riding experts. Products sold here have manufacturer warranties only, making it impossible or cumbersome to get a repair or adjustment. 
Community  GearHeads is the central source for more than just great bicycles accessories and apparel. We help you find the great rides, latest cycling info, we work hard as advocates for better bike paths/safety and facilities in your area, too! We work REALLY hard to improve safety on our roads and improve riding areas all around our area. They mainly just sell stuff.
Expertise

Shops employ knowledgeable, trained and enthusiastic staff, many who are cyclists with detailed knowledge in the field. Their only job is satisfying your cycling needs, and we love doing it! We choose to do it!

They mainly just sell stuff.
 

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