bikes | Trade-in policy
about bike types
come from Fuji, which is also the parent company for SE Racing,
and Breezer. We are also dealers for Jamis, Surly, Soma, Dahon,
and the occasional Bike Friday and Yeti. Electric-assist bikes
come from American Flyer, Gazelle, Surface604, Fuji, and EG
bikes. These makers have too many bikes for any one person
to keep track of, so we have shopped the way you would to
find the ones that make sense in Vermont. Of course, you are
welcome to visit the web sites of these makers to browse all
their offerings and we can make a special order from any of
these suppliers to get what you want.
We do not ship complete bikes from Web orders. These pages
provide solid information so that we can spend more of our
time with you fitting bikes and less time talking about it.
You'll just have to come visit our one location in Brattleboro!
The great 2020 bike shortage
By now you may have heard that there are no bicycles
available for sale in North America. This is true. The
tariff wars were directly aimed at bicycles and caused
a major upheaval in the usual schedule of design, production,
and delivery. Bike makers wanted to wait out the higher
tariffs and hope to get back to normal over the winter
of 2019-2020, which is precisely when all Chinese production
was shut down by the COVID19 outbreak. This means that
you can see lots of 2020 bikes displayed on the makers'
web sites but those bikes never got made to make it
into the shops for you to buy. On top of that you have
millions of people living in major metropolitan areas
who are avoiding public transit and turning to cycling
for transportation, so all the existing stock of entry-level
bikes was sold out by early April.
We find that we can sometimes get three or four bikes
at a time allocated from the East Coast warehouses.
It's pretty hit-or-miss, so we avoid taking deposits
for special orders when we can't be sure of delivery.
If we have something that will work for you but isn't
perfect, we advise that you buy it anyway or else be
prepared to wait until the end of the summer or even
Here's a listing of all
the bikes we have left.