Five Answers To Prepare When Heading To A Brooklyn Bike Shop

May 23, 2017 8:46 pm
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If you’re thinking about heading into a Brooklyn bike shop there are certain questions you might want to ask the bike mechanic who is helping you out.  That being said, there will also likely be a series of questions you should be prepared to answer.   Having the answers to these questions will help the bike mechanic get you setup with everything you need before you leave the shop that first time and in the shortest amount of time.

While buying a bike is not typically as expensive a proposition as buying a car, it is certainly a big decision with a whole lot of variables for each individual.  That said, the process is different for each person who comes in to buy a bike.  That’s why it’s important for you to be prepared with the answers to some of these preliminary questions that will help us figure out exactly what you might need.

Here are five questions that you will want to be able to answer before you take your first step into a Brooklyn bike shop.

1.) What is your price range?:  As with most vehicles the price of bikes can vary wildly and without a good knowledge of what your price range is you will not be able to accurately narrow the field of options.

2.) How often will you be riding?:  This answer is different for everyone.  Some people we talk to are riding everyday to and from work, others will use the bike once or twice a summer when friends go out for a ride.  Either way, it is important to know how often you’ll be riding so we can outfit your bike with the appropriate gear.

3.) Will you be riding in the city or off road?:  This is an important question to know the answer to and the answer can be both, but you do need to have an idea of where you’ll be riding.  If you’re not sure we can help you dig a little deeper into this question to make sure you get the right ride.

4.) Will you be riding year round?:  While this will have some impact on the type of bike you buy, it will also help us figure out what kind of gear you’ll need.  If you’re going to be riding in the summertime only, shorts and a tshirt will do, but if you’ll be doing any cold weather riding, the gear you need might be different.

5.) Are you riding for fitness or for fun?: Again here there is no right or wrong answer, but it certainly does make a difference in what time of equipment you’ll be riding home with.

You may or may not know all the answers to these questions when you come into a Brooklyn bike shop, but having thought about them, even if you don’t know the answers will certainly help us make the best use of your time when you come into the shop.

We hope to see you strolling through our doors very soon and we promise we won’t bombard you with these questions all at once.