Happy New Year to you from all of us at Hardcore Bikes. 2021 is shaping up to be much better than last year with light at the end of the Covid tunnel. As cyclists we were fortunate to be able to still take part in our favourite pastime despite the health restrictions we experienced last year and still are under this year.
Here at the Shop in January we are hard at work improving our physical plant and procedures and adding staff to better serve our customers. We are increasing our service capacity, adding new faces to the sales floor, upgrading our equipment and generally preparing to be ready for what is likely to be another unusually busy year.
If you bought a bike from us last year, don't forget to bring it in for its complimentary tune up if you haven't already. We strongly recommend not waiting until Spring for that as wait times for service are likely going to get very long then. If you are wondering how busy our service department is an easy way is to look out the window. If there is snow on the ground you're still good. If the snow has melted we will be extremely busy. In all seriousness though, we'd be happy to tune up your bike. Click Here to get in touch.
November 26, 2020
If you are considering a bike for next year of any type be it road, commuter, mountain, fat, e-bike, etc. now is the time to start looking. Even if you buy a bike from another shop, we can't stress enough how all bike brands are looking at shortages and long lead times. To avoid disappointment come Spring, we recommend you begin your search sooner rather than later. We still have good options on many types of bikes but we can see how that window is rapidly closing. By Spring the only bikes us shops will likely be able to order are 2022's with late Fall or Winter delivery times.
Similarly to bike supply, time on bike mechanic's benches has been in short supply. You will likely hear us harping on about this between now and March but last year wait times at all bike shops in town, including us, during the Spring were up over a month and stayed there until August. We are working hard and investing in our service department to better handle the volume next year but we still anticipate a very busy year for service.
If you think your bike is going to need some TLC this year please consider doing so between now and the end of February. By mid-March almost certainly we will be back to wait times measured in weeks, not days. Give us a call, go to our online service page, or send an email and we would be happy to book you in. We aren't the biggest shop in town but we have 30 years of experience fixing the stuff the other shops can't. You won't be disappointed with our service.