Electric bikes, or e-bikes, are a great way to commute, explore your city or countryside, and get exercise without the strain of traditional bicycles. However, if you're thinking of buying one, you may be wondering where to buy it from. While you can find e-bikes online or at big-box stores, there are many reasons why you should consider buying your e-bike from a local bike shop. Here are the top 10 reasons why.
1. Personalized Service
When you buy an e-bike from Century Cycles, you get personalized service from knowledgeable staff who can answer all your questions and help you choose the right bike for your needs. They can also offer expert advice on maintenance and repairs.
2. Test Rides
Century Cycles allows customers to test ride e-bikes before buying them, so you can get a feel for the bike and make sure it's the right fit for you. This is something that online retailers and big-box stores can't offer.
3. Professional Assembly
E-bikes can be complex machines, and assembling them correctly is crucial for your safety and the bike's performance. When you buy from Century Cycles, we will professionally assemble your e-bike and make sure it's adjusted to your specific needs.
4. Warranty Support
If something goes wrong with your e-bike, you want to be sure that you can get it fixed quickly and easily. The e-bikes that Century Cycles offers all have a lifetime frame warranty, a two-year warranty on e-bike electronics including the battery and motor, and a one-year warranty on all other parts. All bikes sold by Century Cycles are fully serviceable and we can always get replacement parts for the brands that we sell.
5. Local Support
When you buy from a local bike shop, you're supporting a local business and the community. We will be invested in ensuring you have a great experience and will be there to support your cycling needs for many years after your purchase.
6. Upgrade Options
Sometimes our customers want to upgrade or swap out one or more parts on the bike they are purchasing. We also offer a range of accessories such as lights, racks, fenders, and panniers. We have access to thousands of parts and accessories through our suppliers and can generally meet a customer’s desire to customize a bike or e-bike to tailor it to your specific needs and make it more enjoyable to ride.
7. Service and Maintenance
E-bikes require regular maintenance and servicing to ensure they are running safely and smoothly. We have a team of skilled, certified mechanics who can offer expert servicing and repairs to keep your e-bike in top condition
8. Financing Options
Buying an e-bike can be a significant investment, and we offer financing through Affirm to make your e-bike purchase more affordable. This can help you spread the cost over time and make it easier to buy the bike you want. Click here for more information about our Affirm financing.
9. Insurance Options
You have spent a lot of money, maybe you are nervous about your bike getting damaged or stolen. Century Cycles has teamed up with BikeInsure which has insurance plans to cover new or used bicycles and E-bikes. It provides reimbursement for repairs to your bike and certain accessories due to riding accidents. And during transit. The BikeInsure plan extends to a stolen bike or E-bike when optional theft protection is selected. Click here for more information about BikeInsure.
10. Sustainability and Transportation Savings
Finally, buying an e-bike from a local bike shop is a sustainable option. It's a way to reduce your carbon footprint and support a business that's committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Additionally, an e-bike provides an opportunity to hang up the car keys and save money at the pump with less gas consumption, and save on long term auto maintenance if you can start running errands and commute to work on your e-bike
In conclusion, there are many compelling reasons why you should consider buying an e-bike from a local bike shop rather than online or from a big-box store. From personalized service and test rides to professional assembly and warranty support, local bike shops offer many advantages that can help you get the most out of your e-bike experience.