MAR 2018 – Member Profile – Redlands Cyclery, USA

Thinking of buying a new bicycle? One of your first choices, and not necessarily an easy one, will be where to shop. It 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, however, has everything to do with what you get. You see, bicycles aren’t like toasters or suitcases. Bikes are shipped in boxes and they must be assembled and tuned.

There are many types, too, 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.

What’s more, modern road and mountain bikes can travel at high speeds and carry you over demanding terrain where the machine’s materials and construction get tested. A quality two-wheeler, carefully assembled and fit to you will be the safest, most durable and fun bicycle to ride.

For these reasons, the team at Cyclery USA strongly recommends shopping at a good specialty bicycle store in our area. They offer competent salespeople and expert mechanics who’ll ensure that you get the right bike and a quality machine.

Cyclery USA offers a wide selection of bicycles for different people and uses. And they 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.

Bicycles come in different sizes. And they’re very adjustable. The helpful folks at Cyclery USA 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, they’ll put one on. If you prefer to sit more upright, they can accommodate you. Their goal is to make your new bike as comfortable to ride and as easy to pedal as possible. They have years of experience in fitting bikes to riders and we’ll get yours fitting so good it disappears beneath you.

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 Cyclery mechanics 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 they pride themselves in meeting the highest standards. What’s more, the technicians and tech department are always prepared to make adjustments and provide advice should you need assistance during a purchase or after a sale.

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. Cyclery USA is happy to let you compare bikes and get a feel so you find the perfect machine.

Staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists our team loves 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 they’ll be more than happy to help.

Bicycles are machines that require maintenance. One of the most important services is the first tune-up, which is due after you’ve ridden your new bike for a few weeks. During this time, cables might stretch, spokes may loosen and adjustments could change. For your new rig to ride right and last as long as possible, they provide free tune-ups for the first year, where we thoroughly check all systems (a $50.00) value, depending upon the work required).

Cyclery USA stands behind every bike they sell. If something goes wrong, bring it in and they’ll be happy to deal with it. In the rare event of a breakdown, there’s also a manufacturer’s warranty protecting your purchase.

Cycling’s most fun when you have the right gear to go along with that new bike. The 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, always happy to advise which choices are right for you.


Whether you are a beginner or pro… Cyclery USA is the one stop shop for bike enthusiasts. Stop by and visit at415 Tennessee or give them a call at 7922422. Visit www.Cyclery to learn more about the world of cycling from our local experts.