Local bike shop
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Although Local bike shop they sold only 17% of the bikes, up from 16% in 2005, they collected 49% of the dollars, up from 47% in 2005. The expression distinguishes Motorcycle small bicycle shops from large chains and mail-order or online vendors is abbreviated LBS. The local bike shop is a key component of the bicycle Local bike shop industry and, in recognition of the value that local bike shops provide, some manufacturers only sell their bicycles through dealerships. Beyond bicycles, a local bicycle shop may offer clothing and other accessories, spare and replacement parts, tools, and a variety of services. Services may include expert fitting and custom bike building or Local bike shop ordering, Shops may also specialize on one or more aspects of cycling: bicycle racing, Shops located out of temperate climates may have a secondary line in order to keep busy in the off season (winter).
A list by Bicycling Magazine shows five studios founded before 2000 and 13 since. These Local bike shop include goods and services for skiing, Some shops have a women-specific section, A small but growing trend in bicycle retailing is called the bicycle studio, which offers service in an intimate environment by appointment only.
These are seen as more complementary to, than competitive with, traditional bike shops. The primary competitors Local bike shop to local bike shops are the mass merchants such as Wal-Mart or Target, representing 73% of the units and 36% of the dollars in 2007, The lines between local bike shops and on-line vendors is blurring as local bike shops begin to sell products on line A recent development is the introduction Local bike shop of brand specific stores from bicycle manufacturers such as Trek Bicycle Corporation. According to the National Bicycle Dealers Association, in 2007 there were approximately 4,400 specialty bicycle retailers in the USA; down from 4,800 in 2005.