The difference between buying a bike at a department store versus buying one at a specialty store is the staff members. Because they are well versed about riding mechanics and bike brands, they’re able to pair clients with ergonomic bikes suited to their intended use. The staff of Cycle Sport Concepts guides customers through the industrial show room’s rows of bikes, explaining which models are best suited for taking pleasure rides, racing, or for testing the speed of light by drag racing lampposts. Staff also put this knowledge to use when fixing bikes, usually repairing and returning rides within 24 hours.
L2 Outside's name echoes its mantra: "live life outside." Customers can do just that by perusing a store full of adventuring equipment, apparel, and accessories for standup paddleboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, and skiing. Its proximity to the Tennessee River gets shoppers active almost immediately, as do all-inclusive ski and snowboard trips to nearby ski areas. To keep athletes energized, L2 Outside even has an onsite restaurant that serves health-conscious meals such as veggie bowls, braised-tofu tacos, and citrus-chicken salads.
After spying his first electronic bike while teaching in China, owner Garnet Caldwell vowed to bring the unique and potentially revolutionary vehicles to his hometown. He told the Times Free Press, "These bikes are for people who just want to get out and ride," explaining that they can go about 20 miles before needing to be charged and, like a championship racewalker, can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
The bikes, available at the shop for rental or sale, come in all sizes and run off a battery that is recharged via a traditional wall outlet. Chattanooga Electric Bikes caries models from Ezip, Izip, Stromer, and Pedego, as well as conversion kits to help traditional two-wheelers to make the jump to electric. Certified technicians ensure bikes are held to the highest safety standards and don't become sentient, and they can service any brand of electric bicycle.
A team of cycling enthusiasts populates the staff of River City Bicycles, helping clients attain and maintain two-wheeled transportation. The shop specializes in sales and service of road, mountain, comfort, commuter, and children’s bikes, serving customers with a large inventory of products by top brands. The cyclery ensures a proper match between man and machine by performing a free custom fit before new bike purchases. In addition, new bike owners get a free initial tune-up to fix the stretched chains and loosened spokes that are common after the passionate first few weeks of bike ownership.