Before bicycles, the only way to experience adventure on two wheels was to get into a carriage accident. Grab the 21st century by the handlebars with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of bike accessories, parts, and labor at Bike Connection in Schaumburg.
For nearly four decades, the staff at Bike Connection have been stocking their shelves with everything an avid cyclist needs to tackle the traversable outdoors. Patrons can choose from a long list of sturdy helmets (29.99+) for personal protection. Stay inflated with a Giant Control Tower 4 floor pump ($16.99), or secure your ride with a OnGuard Bulldog Mini U-lock ($29.99). Voyager Click lights ($14.99) pierce the night when mounted on handlebars and come with settings for a steady stream of light or flashing beams that complete paparazzi costumes. Customers can also bring their vehicle into the space age by investing in a cyclocomputer ($19.99+) to keep track of voyage distances and times.
Bike Connection's mechanics keep two-wheelers in road-ready shape in addition to maintaining a broad inventory of cycles, parts, and accessories. The shop stocks fully built bikes from brands such as Specialized, Giant, Haro, Kink, SE, and Fuji plus an abundant supply of wearables such as Giro and Bell helmets and Pearl Izumi gear for men and women. And in the service department, technicians tune up and clean up parts ranging from tires and brakes to headsets and clipped-on baseball cards with numerous, tiered maintenance packages.