Cycle Works was started in the summer of 1981 by Kris and Norman Sonderup, with 5 bikes and $300 in accessories in the shell of a former car wash. Since then we have expanded to our present location across the street with more than 1000 bikes and a few more parts and accessories. We have been able to grow by following one principle, "Quality, Service and Selection is Everything!" We maintain a large inventory of bikes, parts, accessories and clothing so that we may keep our customers cycling no matter what type of riding, season or problem they may encounter.
Thinking of buying a new bicycle? One of your first choices, and not necessarily an easy one, will be where to shop.
Bike shopping can be a challenge because there are a myriad of stores that carry two-wheelers, from specialty retailers to giant department stores, to backyard garage operations.
Where you buy has everything to do with what you get. Bicycles aren't like toasters or suitcases. Bikes are shipped in boxes and they must be assembled and tuned.
There are many types of bikes and you should never buy until you've figured out which is right for you. Measurements and adjustments are required to ensure the frame is the correct size and that the seat and handlebars are properly positioned. And, every new bicycle will need a minor tune-up after several weeks of use.
A quality two-wheeler, carefully assembled and fit to you, will be the safest, most durable and fun bicycle to ride.
We strongly recommend shopping at a good specialty bicycle store in our area. For instance, we hire competent salespeople and expert mechanics who'll ensure that you get the right bike and a quality machine. Look for a store that's clean, has helpful personnel, offers a good selection, and an on-site repair department.
Here are the 9 top reasons our store is the best place to shop:
9 Reasons to Buy a Bike From Cycle Works
1.We have the right bike for you.
We offer a wide selection of bicycles for different people and uses. And we provide expert assistance in selecting the proper bike type and model. For example, a road bike makes little sense if your plan is to tackle dirt trails. Likewise, if you're into cruising, you certainly don't need to test ride racing rigs. You need the bike type that's right for you, and our experienced staff will listen to you and help you choose.
2. Comfort and safety are built into every bike we sell.
Bicycles come in different sizes. And they're very adjustable. We find the right frame size for you and then dial in the fit by positioning the seat and handlebars, brake levers and shifters as required. This ensures comfort and that you're in complete control of your bike for safety. There are many variables, too: If you need a softer saddle, we'll put one on. If you prefer to sit more upright, we can accommodate you. Our goal is to make your new bike as comfortable to ride and as easy to pedal as possible. We have years of experience in fitting bikes to riders and we'll get yours fitting so good it disappears beneath you.
3. All our new bikes are assembled by professional bicycle mechanics.
You might be surprised to learn that bicycles are not completely assembled at the factory. It's true. They're actually delivered to us disassembled and in a box, and we spend about an hour (depending on the model) assembling, tuning and testing every bike (at no additional charge to you). This is required by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and we pride ourselves in meeting the highest standards. What's more, our technicians and service department are always prepared to make adjustments and provide advice should you need assistance during a purchase or after a sale.
4. We allow test rides, the best way to select a new machine.
How do you know if that new rig is the right ride for you? The best test and the truest way to judge a bike is by taking a spin on it. Roll down the street and shift through the gears. Feel how the frame fits your legs and arms. Try the brakes. Stand up and climb. Coast a bit. Does the bike feel comfortable, easy to pedal, smooth? Is it quiet? Do you like the ride? Make some mental notes and return to our shop to try some others. We're happy to let you compare bikes and get a feel so you find the perfect machine.
5. Our experienced staff is happy to offer all the free cycling advice you need.
We're staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists who love to share their expertise. Need to learn how to shift, fix a flat, carry gear, pump your tires? Want to find the best places to ride or friends to pedal with? Just ask, and we'll be more than happy to help.
6. Cycle Works New BIke Adjustments:
Cycle Works will provide one (1) free 30 day check-up. By re-adjusting the brakes, derailleur, and other minor working parts the check-up will re-tune your bike after it's initial break-in period. It is true that bikes work and perform better than ever, but they are still mechanical and need occasional adjustments. Cable tensioning is still needed to fine tune the derailleur and shifters (the parts that change the gears). Replacement of parts (cables, brake pads, etc.) and the labor to replace these parts will be charged.
7. CycleWorks Family Owned and Operated for over 40 years!All our bikes are guaranteed.
We stand behind every bike we sell. If something goes wrong, bring it in and we'll be happy to deal with it.
8. Our bikes offer the highest quality, longest life and best resale value.
We don't just stock any bicycles. Because we stand behind our products, we find and carry only the finest brands and models. Which means that you get a great bike that will last and last with nothing more than regular care and maintenance. And, should you decide to upgrade, you'll be able to sell the bike for a good price.
9. We carry all the best accessories to go with your new bike.
Cycling's most fun when you have the right gear to go along with that new bike. Our store is loaded with top-quality accessories and equipment such as helmets, locks, pumps, hydration systems, computers, and plenty of other goodies designed to help you enjoy riding. And, we're happy to advise which choices are right for you.