Though we aren’t that much of a bike loving nation as the Dutch, we still can pride ourselves on our love for bikes.
Sure, the Australian society was more in a craze about bikes more than a century ago than it is today but thanks to the healthy living trends, people are turning to cycling as a sport again, that is bound to keep their well-being at a high and at the same time provide as much fun.
However, the tech advanced society that we are today, one question remains: Whether to buy a bike online or in-store? Many would gladly choose to purchase clothing online, but when it comes to bikes, they are still skeptical and prefer the traditional purchasing method.
It doesn’t take long to see how time-saving the online purchase can be, just find the store with a wide range of online bikes for sale, and you don’t have to leave your home to get the bike of your choice. In a matter of seconds you can look through and compare a variety of brands and styles of bikes.
You wouldn’t have to worry about sizes, because nowadays there’s more information provided from retailers, with the exact dimensions included in size guides, followed by colours, photos, as well as videos of every bike and product, be it frames, or cycling apparel.
Let’s not forget there are also reviews from other buyers we can read, and the information on warranty. And then of course, there are convenient prices. Due to the fact you buy online bikes for sale directly from a shop or company, and as a result avoid the middleman, you can expect to find better deals than bikes in-store.
Then again, online also means you could find bikes that local shops don’t have, so there are more options to choose from initially.
Speaking of traditional, in-store purchasing, the primary reason some still prefer it has to do with the interaction with the owners and staff, counting on their assistance and decision making. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t also have that from an online store, considering most provide contact information.
Yes, you can try out the bikes right in the store and see what works best for you, but you might have a hard time locating the right store with the bikes you actually need. For instance, most stores specialise in say mountain bikes, and few offer everyday bikes for commuting.
Knowing this, would you give online purchase a chance or still opt for in-store?