Welcome to the Wonderful World of Cycling!
Over the past twenty years or so, bicycles and cycling have improved as much as personal computing. To list just a few of the significant innovations, new gossamer frame materials allow much lighter and easier-to-pedal bikes; shifting systems have become user-friendly with intuitive controls and silky-smooth operation; many two-wheelers now sport amazing brakes that utilize automotive technology for awesome control and power; modern seats pamper you with space-age cushioning materials and anatomic designs; and many of today’s bicycles boast sophisticated suspension systems that tame tough trails and potholed pavement for an ultra-comfortable ride.
While we think of these developments as great enhancements to our favorite activity we also realize that for someone just getting into cycling, all this technology can be overwhelming. Likewise, if it’s been some time since you rode a bike, or if you’re getting into biking from a simpler sport, such as running, you may feel a bit intimidated the first time you visit our store and see all the equipment we have to offer.
Don’t sweat it. We’re here to help and there’s nothing we enjoy more than introducing you to our store and the innovations and improvements in bicycles. Keep in mind that we were all beginners at one time, too, and we remember what it’s like to get started. We can help you get the right equipment and ensure you enjoy it fully. We can show you how to avoid the common mistakes we made as beginners. And, we'll clue you in on the best places to ride, too.
Global Bikes has a friendly staff that's delighted to answer any questions you have. In our store, there’s truly no such thing as a “stupid question.” So, come on into the store, email us or give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. What’s more, we’ve loaded this website with information about us, our products and cycling so that you may access what you need even when our store is closed.
Thanks a lot for choosing Global Bikes. We look forward to helping you with all your cycling needs!
*For health and pleasure, bicycling can't be beat!
How to pick your "Local Bike Shop"...
It's always a good idea to do some research and shop around to find the best shop for you. Some things you might consider when looking for a bike shop include:
- Location: Is the shop conveniently located for you?
- Selection: Does the shop carry the types of bikes and gear that you're interested in?
- Prices: Are the prices competitive with other shops in the area?
- Reputation: What do other people say about the shop? Look for online reviews or ask friends or cycling groups for recommendations.
- Service: Does the shop offer repair and maintenance services, and do they have a good reputation for quality work?
There are many factors to consider when choosing a retail store to make purchases from. Here are a few tips to help you find the best store for you:
- Determine your needs: What are you looking to buy, and what is important to you in a store? Consider factors such as selection, price, location, and customer service.
- Research your options: Look for stores that meet your needs and compare their offerings. Look for online reviews or ask friends or family for recommendations.
- Consider the convenience factor: Is the store conveniently located for you? Do they have convenient hours of operation? Do they offer online shopping or home delivery options?
- Look for good customer service: A store with knowledgeable and helpful staff can make all the difference. Look for stores that have a reputation for good customer service.
- Consider the return policy: In case you need to return an item, it's important to know the store's policy. Look for a store with a liberal return policy that is easy to understand and follow.
By considering these factors, you can find a retail store that meets your needs and offers a good shopping experience.