Seriously. Read the reviews. People actually like dealing with Bike Bros. I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that... we love helping people and we sell good quality stuff.
Top 10 reasons to shop at Bike Bros.
Selection: 400+ top quality bikes to choose from
Knowledge: we know our stuff - more than 35 years bike industry experience between the staff
Happiness: the way you'll feel after someone actually treats you like a valued customer
Drive: a nice short drive on the highway is better than battling city traffic
Parking: Cochrane is NOT the most annoying or expensive city to park - free parking at our front door!
Ice Cream: you deserve some Mackay's Ice Cream
Because: buyer's remorse sucks - usually a sad side-effect of buying a bad product from an idiot sales-guy (NOT shopping at Bike Bros.)
Size: keep the myth alive that size doesn't matter. Bike Bros is big enough to offer great selection and small enough to keep it personal.
The Bike Bros Name
Naming a business is tough. Naming a business that represents your life's passion, business hopes & dreams and the relationships developed through that passion is almost impossible.
For years my life was dominated by bike contests, shows and road trips. One thing stood true - no matter where I found myself, other cyclists were warm, generous and friendly - like a brotherhood.
We like to continue that tradition within the shop so Bike Bros is the name.
Our Mission Statement
Our goal is to help people discover or continue the enjoyment of cycling - be it a pastime or an obsession, we want to make cycling the best experience possible.
A Different kind of website
You may notice that our website is different. This is a reflection of Bike Bros, the people at Bike Bros and the
shop philosophy. It isn't just about emptying your wallet in exchange for a new bicycle. That is great fun for us but it can't be just about that.
For us, having a shop means providing information & news, keeping up with techy stuff and trying to weed out the junk, and either
keeping you stoked on riding or helping you discover riding. We are your Bike Brothers, man! (sound it out in a hippy tone - it sounds good).
So remember, next time you have a fat wallet and want a bike, we're here for you. OR if you want to talk bikes, find out about trails, watch a video or
listen to endless rambling about what works well on bikes - we're here for you too.
We ride bikes
Be part of the Bike Bros family.
If you are interested in the bicycle retail business, take a look at this. Bike Bros has seen incredible growth since 2003. The lessons learned from
being employed in the bike biz since the mid '80s, seeing huge successes and failures over that time helped us become who we are. We are fans of
great bike shops, fans of enthusiastic bike entrepeneurs and extemely saddened when we see well-meaning people lose their savings and have families
broken by failed businesses. Not a traditional franchise - more like an ongoing partnership to serve customers better and keep keen cyclists in the industry.
I like to look at other Bike Shop websites. Not just Calgary but all over - sometimes I'm inspired by ideas and sometimes I
wonder if what I say sounds generic. One of the most common themes I read is, "we're here because we love bikes or cycling." I like to
think we're the same. Maybe that isn't enough though. I believe this should be an obsession - more about,
"loving that feeling of truely helping people discover all those things that make cycling such an amazing activity and lifestyle". That single statement, I believe,
is the difference here. Discover Bike Bros for yourself and experience something unusual in today's economy - a shop that truely cares.
Sick of reading yet?
November is a tough time of year for me. Trade shows are over and I have to look at just about every product on the market to make sure that
Bike Bros will continue to offer "BEST BUYS". At the mega shops, they have the room to put, for example 8 different brands and models on the floor at every
price point. Of those 8, 2 will be excellent buys, 3 will be OK buys and the remainder will basically offer crap value for the dollar. I don't have room in my
life for bikes that are bad value and certainly don't have room in the store for these "dawgs". You want to be sure you don't end up with a dawg? This is a bike shop,
not a pet store - no Dawgs here!
Something else, OK. In grade 9 I took a class called Propaganda. Ever since then I have been very wary of product marketing - simply put, I'm sceptical, I research the
products we sell like crazy. At the end of the day, I want to feel proud of what we sell. If you're looking for someone to rebabble marketing hype - please shop elsewhere.
If you're looking for a place that combines marketing skepticism, 25+ years of industry (yes, retail, manufacturing and distribution) experience, engineering education, and
a truly better understanding of bike mechanics, fit, and function then Bike Bros is for you. Research your purchase, use us as a research tool, keep an open mind and you'll
end up realizing our products are the best available and we follow it up with superior service.
Ok, now THIS is the last thing to say. Treat everyone you meet like they matter, treat the earth with some compassion, keep smiling and ride a bike.