Ten of the world’s coolest bike shops: 2018
Ten of the world’s coolest bike shops: 2018 edition
by CyclingTips - November 7, 2018
Times have never been tougher for bricks-and-mortar bike shops. Online retailers have made it nigh on impossible for physical retailers to compete on price and many local bike shops have closed down as a result. But LBSs will never truly disappear, and that’s undoubtedly a positive. A good bike shop offers more than just a place to buy a bike or accessories — it can be a community hub, a place to meet and ride with like-minded folks.
What are we looking for in a bike shop? Well, it needs to have more than just a workshop and bikes for sale. It needs to have a strong community feel to it — it needs to offer something extra, whether that be a cafe, a community outreach program, or something else to set it apart.
SOME EXAMPLES FROM THE ARTICLE:
ONE ON ONE BICYCLE STUDIO
Location: Minneapolis, USA
STEEL VINTAGE BIKES
Location: Berlin, Germany
THE CUB HOUSE
Location: San Marino, USA
THE SERVICE COURSE
Location: Girona, Spain
AND A SPECIAL CASE:
Location: Princeton, USA