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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.