Should you support your local bike shop?

Some people refuse to go to bike shops, and others will shame you for buying online. Where's the middle ground? In this video, I hope to bring some sensible moderation to the issue.
Check out Squatch in Brevard, NC


  1. Panfilo De Narvaez

    Panfilo De NarvaezПре 6 дана

    When I was in Miami, I used to support my LBS. We had a nice group of riders so the prices were really low. They didn't need to stab anyone to make a buck. On top of that, they were good mechanics and worked fast. I left Miami in 2011 and I didn't like how any of the stores in other places conducted their business. For example, here in Palm Beach County. Ever since, I'm my own mechanic, build my own bikes and save lots of money that can be used for better parts or new bikes. There's absolutely nothing I cannot do nowadays. Sorry...

  2. jon dough

    jon doughПре 9 дана

    Support your local bike shop ? That all sounds fine and dandy, on the surface. But the reality is that what they charge for products and service is absolutely outrageous. No, I can't support a bike shop that charges as much or more than an automotive garage.

  3. 0BirdsEyeView0

    0BirdsEyeView0Пре 11 дана

    Dont even have to watch. Answer is Yes!

  4. Big Man Dan

    Big Man DanПре 15 дана

    My local bike shop spoke disrespectfully to my Dad, so I don't support them.

  5. Kuldeep Kashyap

    Kuldeep KashyapПре 23 дана

    Others: mountain bikes... n tricks... Me: dog

  6. Delta November

    Delta NovemberПре месец

    My local bike shop is the oldest in the UK and it shows. There isn’t much that they don’t know or haven’t done before. I am an engineer so could probably work out most tasks myself, but I also have a massive appreciation for the specialist skills that you can only learn from a lifetime in the business. Bikes are expensive and failures can cost a lot more than cash, I trust them implicitly. It’s a real shame to see so many negative comments about other local bike shops. I feel quite lucky to have the one that I have got. I just hope that the current bike shortage doesn’t knock them too hard.

  7. Zack Hollands

    Zack HollandsПре месец

    I just moved Shortly after moving I got a new front brake, with tools still spread everywhere and h a of packed up I decided to pay a few extra $ at my LBS, the day after my be as me failed completely, Leaking from both ends of the hose and the reservoir When I spoke to the shop they offered to bleed the system at the standard rate when I pointed out that it was there mistake and it should be fixed by them not charged for the ow6threw a hissy fit, Fixed it myself Met some local riders Told them about it and apparently very common from that shop


    GRINACEПре месец

    Every bike shop that I have ever been to in my area have been rude to me.. can't say I enjoyed my experience with them. The owners were always snobby

  9. Spencer Kinzie

    Spencer KinzieПре месец

    that yellow Ripley is awesome

  10. Charlie Dillon

    Charlie DillonПре месец

    I go to local shops if I have to and immediately try to bribe the mechanic with beers or weed to get my bike looked at in less than two weeks. Better yet befriend them and pay them directly off hours more than the shop pays them.

  11. Pound Coin

    Pound CoinПре месец

    Depends on the BS, mine likes to rip people off so hell no

  12. James Klark

    James KlarkПре месец

    I try to but my local shop doesn't quite have all the things I need.

  13. Dirk Burger

    Dirk BurgerПре месец

    Cool video

  14. Bas Bakker

    Bas BakkerПре 2 месеца

    I buy simple stuff there (like a new CO2 round, a chain, a saddle bag, a new innertube) and more expensive stuff (50 euros and over) i buy online.

  15. Marc Gallant

    Marc GallantПре 2 месеца

    love it when they charge 20-30% over MSRP...

  16. TheProPat

    TheProPatПре 2 месеца

    My Local Bikeshop is Giant only and just race bikes so yea The Shop close to me for equipment is a Motorbike Shop

  17. Chip Skylark

    Chip SkylarkПре 2 месеца

    Love my shop Al Petri Woodhaven, MI. And wersells toledo ohio

  18. TheBluefardown

    TheBluefardownПре 2 месеца

    Makes me miss living in Asheville NC, great area and great content as usual

  19. Shawn Pitman

    Shawn PitmanПре 2 месеца

    Answer to the question posed by this video: Only when they're not COMPLETE douchebags who mark the price of everything up by 50% or more over retail from anywhere else. Which means NO for most of us.

  20. Jacob Poucher

    Jacob PoucherПре месец

    You are a bone licker Shawn delete your comment

  21. SKY Shade

    SKY ShadeПре 2 месеца

    why is this even a question lol of course

  22. Good boi123

    Good boi123Пре 2 месеца

    Went to local bike shop and dude was a snob, smh.

  23. Anuj Haval

    Anuj HavalПре 2 месеца

    Dude my local bike repair dude just told me to come the next day for a tire change(it was far off closing time)

  24. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    so what? if the dude is super busy, then theres no fucking point you wasting his space putting it in his storage.

  25. William Sambo

    William SamboПре 2 месеца

    What i dislike about most lbs near me is their lack of brands. I mean, living in italy there's one that has castelli and sidi, but then most od the others doesn't sell the brands that i like most, such as five tens, gore, camelbak, crankbrothers. The one i mentioned that sells sidi and castelli has prices that are even two times the online ones. I fell ashamed but i went there just to try some sidi shoes which i then bought online from a famous german retailer

  26. Mr Moo moo 211112

    Mr Moo moo 211112Пре 2 месеца

    Short answer yes . No just watch the video idiot

  27. Brian Baum

    Brian BaumПре 2 месеца

    Squatch is a great shop, picked up my FS mtb back there in May!

  28. Hawaiian Punch

    Hawaiian PunchПре 2 месеца

    I wanted to bring my brand new BMX bike in a box to my local shop. I called them up and asked them how much? They told me $40. When FedEx delivered my bike to my house I called them up again to make sure of the price and they said $65. If I wanted it today it would be another $65. I am not going to support my local shop. I ordered a bike stand and I'm watching RSclub on how to fix bikes because $130 to put on handle bars, seat and the front wheel isn't worth the money.

  29. AronFigaro

    AronFigaroПре 2 месеца

    I support my local bike shop for a simpler reason. If I bought my tubes from amazon, 10 bucks. 8 bucks at the corner bike shop. Tires? 25 bucks for a tire I'd pay 30 for online. Gear? Same deal. They're nice guys, too. I mostly do my own repairs, but I don't have a lot of room here right now, so I'll flip them big jobs.

  30. Sheperino Gaming

    Sheperino GamingПре 3 месеца

    My bike store has the sweetest fucks alive. We had this one guy who spent an hour helping us buy the right bicycle, and he made zero commission off of it. They also fixed a squeaky brake for free on a weekend, they're gods.

  31. AP HILL

    AP HILLПре 3 месеца

    There are only two shops in my town that I recently retired to. Looking for a stumpjumper carbon comp, first shop said they were out, second offered a trek, both shops use msrp and that’s that. Called five different shops an hour away in Tucson, the fourth said they could order what I want and the price is msrp. Called the fifth one and jackpot! Would order exactly what I wanted, be there in five days, discount for vets and paying cash. They took the time to adjust everything, set up the tubeless for free, offered to tune it up in the future without waiting since I traveled and a few other gifts. Just solid great guys! Copper Spoke Cycles Tucson AZ

  32. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    why did you feel that one comment wasn't enough?

  33. Fort Worth-tx87

    Fort Worth-tx87Пре 3 месеца

    I say no. Local bike shops around me are outrageous on prices, every bike is $4k plus. Pricing on bikes and mtb has gotten completely insane

  34. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    you mean they don't carry cheap bikes? dang. must have a pretty serious community there.

  35. Gonçalo Oliveira

    Gonçalo OliveiraПре 3 месеца

    I have a horrible experience with my local bike shops. I spend last summer working to buy a bike on the shop and I buy a second hand bike and she had a problem in the frame and the wheel come off! And the shop owner said that the bike was like new when I buy it. He spend all year trying to repair it and now I go there and change it for a new one. But this idiot take of 150$ of the price that I paid (he said that he would resolve any problems with the bike during 1 year) and now I order a new one and it is 1 month late. He is lying to me all the time, he said more than 10 times that he will call me and he never does. I now that this is probably just a bad experience but I'm really mad because I'm studying and can not get money And do my best to get it and now he's being an idiot and I can't so nothing. I will never buy a bike from a bike shop and never recommend that in Portugal. Probably your local is better but from now I will not come back to bike shops, just if I have a big repair to do. Good luck guys. Wish my bike comes :(

  36. vedi0boy

    vedi0boyПре 3 месеца

    I don't support my local shop because they don't have any beginners bikes. It's all $3k+ and seems kinda snobby to me

  37. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    'snobby' at this point we are just trying to find 'bike snobs' so that we can call them that on the internet aren't we?

  38. hev lox

    hev loxПре 3 месеца

    its too bad several of my LBS have some decent racist or at the very least class-ist vibes and are hard to have informative convos that dont circle back to, 'customers an idiot vibes'.

  39. OurCognitiveSurplus

    OurCognitiveSurplusПре 3 месеца

    I purchase me my new bike from a bike shop on the logic of contributing so I can get support. Now it takes me 5 weeks to book in to get service. Hopeless.

  40. OurCognitiveSurplus

    OurCognitiveSurplusПре 2 месеца

    bananas stuff ... hire more staff? There’s a hundred things they could do about it.

  41. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    dude, if they are booked out, theres not much they can do. you can't blame them

  42. yeah boy

    yeah boyПре 3 месеца

    No, do it yourself

  43. Chris Sr

    Chris SrПре 3 месеца


  44. Gus Johnson

    Gus JohnsonПре 3 месеца

    He’s right I wouldn’t have started mountain biking if it wasn’t for direct to consumer

  45. John Carpenter

    John CarpenterПре 3 месеца

    I was even one step further. I started on a used DTC bike. I was broke AF, but that was 16 years ago. Now I have more means, and I remember which shops were cool with a kid rolling in a random DTC Frankenstein-bike, and which weren’t.

  46. Americas number One fan

    Americas number One fanПре 3 месеца

    Great message. I agree fully with this. Awesome way to look at. I really like working on my bike and my sons bike. But sometimes I need the big guns. I don’t know much about bikes. But I’m also not afraid to try something tell I get. Edison side it best. I didn’t fail a 1000 times making the light bulb. I learned a1000 way to not make one. By the way. You got me son into riding which got me be into after 15 years.

  47. Tara Weber

    Tara WeberПре 3 месеца

    My shop has one to

  48. Mountain biker

    Mountain bikerПре 3 месеца

    2 mill is so close

  49. greed fox

    greed foxПре 3 месеца

    one of the local shops told me to go shop on the internet because I didn't have a mask... well guess what? I did.

  50. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    dude, thats just not good to go in without a mask. i can see why they said that. 1 customer is not worth a deadly virus.

  51. Humble Be9st

    Humble Be9stПре 3 месеца

    I support and love my locale bike shop. "Links & wheels" in zephryhills, FL. Tell them Anthony sent you for discounts...

  52. Kaltonian

    KaltonianПре 3 месеца

    I supported my local bike shop and always recommended them, whilst also advising or suggesting what type of bikes people were interested in, i even volenteered and worked for free as a mechanic in order to help them with their back log. eventually the bike shop expanded and was able to get a prime spot on a busy local high street which in time has seen them expand further, however during this time i found that their attitude towards a certain type of customer also changed, it changed in a way were they how shall i put it wanted a higher paying customer, a more.... classier customer. I understand as with prime locations comes a higher rate, however people like myself who have stuck with them and have helped them tremendously in building their empire should not be dissregarded or thought of as a lesser person not that I myself want any special treatment, but it would be nice to be served with a bit more how shall we say......a bit of courtesy, Bike Pro is the name and i now shop at Red Kite cycles were i have made my bigest purchases and feel like they were genuine in helping with buying rather than the last shop who rather you spend as much as possible even if it doesn't fit or suit your actual needs, the guy in this video is great and us very customer focused which is we can ask for

  53. Peyt James

    Peyt JamesПре 4 месеца

    Rip Drama

  54. Nathan Totten

    Nathan TottenПре 4 месеца

    Bugger all within reasonable driving distance besides Halfords and some strongly roadie-focused small shops around where I live in Northern Ireland. Not bad having Chain Reaction's main store on your doorstep though. Can't fault the work they've done for me in the past.

  55. Biker live Lux

    Biker live LuxПре 4 месеца

    RIP Drama

  56. el rancio 60 es bacan

    el rancio 60 es bacanПре 4 месеца

    Bruh, i AM my local bike shop

  57. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца


  58. TradingJack

    TradingJackПре 4 месеца

    My local bike shop is an hour away

  59. MTB4 LIFE

    MTB4 LIFEПре 4 месеца

    Rip oscar

  60. Jason Burgess

    Jason BurgessПре 4 месеца

    @John Longmeyer I mean technically speaking Oscar was Drama's original name, but yeah R.I.P Drama.

  61. John Longmeyer

    John LongmeyerПре 4 месеца

    wrong dog

  62. Odyssey

    OdysseyПре 4 месеца


  63. The Gumby Chronicles

    The Gumby ChroniclesПре 4 месеца

    The guys at my local shop are assholes. If I go to a shop, it's to a place 20 miles away, otherwise I go on line.

  64. James Sundborn

    James SundbornПре 4 месеца

    seth named every time he went to a shop

  65. Y33T_PL00PY

    Y33T_PL00PYПре 4 месеца

    My local bike shop is a place called Norms. They have all the parts you could ever need. Not too many bikes, but tons of stuff. It’s a really great place with a good vibe.

  66. NWAZ flatEarther

    NWAZ flatEartherПре 4 месеца

    Spent my entire stimulus check at my local bike store. My other bike was 10 years old with 30,000 miles on it. I'm 62 now and riding a 2020 Kona X country mountain bike. Good thing I bought my bike mid April, because my bike shop can't get new bikes, parts, tires, or ebikes. Stimulate the economy and support your local bike shop. Thanks.

  67. Ben BURKE

    Ben BURKEПре 4 месеца

    I’m a volunteer at my local parks bike shop and we really need more people coming

  68. Jack Schnabel

    Jack SchnabelПре 4 месеца

    I work in a technology repair shop and the other guys often make fun of people behind their backs for paying lots of money for things that are ultimately easy to do. What they don't understand is that TIME IS MONEY. For a lot of customers, their time is worth so much that it would be more costly to try and fix something themselves. The same applies here, even if you can repair it yourself it might end up wasting more money given the time you had to spend doing it- or lose the valuable vacation time you paid a lot for.

  69. Alex Kiser

    Alex KiserПре 4 месеца

    Most bike shops I've been to have be the most elitist people I have ever seen. Please excuse me for not dropping 4 or more grand on a bike. I snapped the rear axle on my giant atx (entry level I use for commuting to school). I went to a giant only shop and was told by the mechanic they dont carry trash parts. Didnt even offer to order it for me.

  70. Concerned Citizen

    Concerned CitizenПре 4 месеца

    My lbs had my giant trance at a good price. During the pandemic, they were also the only place I could find a bike.

  71. Mustard & Mayo

    Mustard & MayoПре 4 месеца

    Great video of a local business! I love your quality work as well!

  72. Kathleen Povey

    Kathleen PoveyПре 4 месеца

    I tried 4 bike shops before I found the one I use. I was treated with disrespect and condescension from the first three. The fourth one is what I would call a "family" bike shop. It doesn't focus on high end road bikes and competition. Most of their bikes are for the average person just looking to get some exercise and have some fun. They offer free maintenance workshops and events for kids. They are friendly and welcoming and that's why they get my business.

  73. Voice IT

    Voice ITПре 4 месеца

    last shop I've been - the owner should be shot - a real asshole


    COLBY FORCUMПре 4 месеца

    Just left my local shop and got the notorious “bike shop stare down”

  75. Eric Morreo

    Eric MorreoПре 4 месеца

    My local bike shop is amazing my derailleur hanger was screwed up internally the shop owner gave me the one off his mountain bike and sent me on my way

  76. Hedi.Ouali

    Hedi.OualiПре 4 месеца

    Love the spirit and can be apllied worldwide

  77. Ernest L. Cu

    Ernest L. CuПре 4 месеца

    Bike shops here in the Philippines is just good at selling, not on bike repairs😢😡

  78. oldtwins na

    oldtwins naПре 5 месеци

    Usually it's due to the poor staff these places hire, probably because they are trying to save money by not paying enough, so only get bottom-rung employees that the local grocery store wouldn't hire. Poor customer service experience is the main reason keeping me away.

  79. felicetanka

    felicetankaПре 5 месеци


  80. C.J Armstrong

    C.J ArmstrongПре 5 месеци


  81. Cakedogs

    CakedogsПре 5 месеци

    I travelled around and suprisingly the best bike shop is closest to me. Owner personally talked to me discussing chain lubricants and some common things to look out for as a beginner. Thankful she was giving genuine advise and not trying to upsell me a product. Little things like that are the best way to hook a long term customer. Other ones in the area literally had the "stare down" employees... helps to look around. Grateful I did

  82. anargya ramadhan

    anargya ramadhanПре 5 месеци

    2:30 parktool more like parkSTOOL

  83. Jean Vieira

    Jean VieiraПре 5 месеци

    I'm 50/50. If my local bike shop doesn't have the items I need I order online. But I have purchased quite a few stuff from them, new seat, pedals, and tire.

  84. GOD

    GODПре 5 месеци

    You'll never find a bike for the same cost in a bike store as you would with direct-to-consumer sales. There's just too much overhead and middleman cost for you to get the same value. A $2500 Commencal will have a better frame with much higher grade components than a $2500 bike from a bike shop.

  85. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    commencal are sick tho, super good value for money even compared to other direct to consumer brands. and they don't have the shit yt warranty,

  86. GOD

    GODПре 5 месеци

    My local bike shop takes online orders that ship from 2 states over. Does that still count as supporting local?

  87. PPASH 25

    PPASH 25Пре 5 месеци

    I live in morocco. my local bike shops know to change a tube, a tire, a chain, and acting like they know everything about bikes. but the most annoying thing is that they use tools like a food fork, a butter knife to do these easy repairs. they don't even know what is an air fork. there are some good bike shops but they are so rare and you pay twice the price of a repair

  88. Jarid Gaming

    Jarid GamingПре 5 месеци

    After the Quarantine i will visit this bike shop and rent a bike to ride some trails. Maybe ill buy the bike ;D

  89. Chip Skylark

    Chip SkylarkПре 2 месеца

    Rents cost how much for how much of bike

  90. Pumpkin King XXIII

    Pumpkin King XXIIIПре 5 месеци

    My big three local shops all have different names but all owned by the same guy. They are crazy prices, work other than a tire replacement is always thee weeks out and their mechanics suk. The small shops that are all priced well & do good work are so backed up I learned to do all my building, tuning and maintenance.

  91. The Afterburner

    The AfterburnerПре 5 месеци

    Wait drama was bought on Amazon

  92. Ziven P

    Ziven PПре 5 месеци

    2:21 wait thats your wheel

  93. kulkulcykelhjul

    kulkulcykelhjulПре 5 месеци

    Seths bike shop haha

  94. Brian warshow

    Brian warshowПре 6 месеци

    If you can find a bike shop without snobby condescending mechanics, yes support them. Good luck in your search, a good LBS is priceless. In the mean time, buy direct and brush up on your mechanic skills. Any shop that rents Ebikes is off limits for me, I'll take my money elsewhere. But that's just me.

  95. Steph Liveright

    Steph LiverightПре 6 месеци

    Overwhelming issue for bike shops is they don't treat everyone the same. They prioritize their personal relationships. Yes, an LBS has parts inventory available in a pinch; however, its not always easy to get them to sell the part to you. Based on the example in the video, let's say to need to run in for a part, you are often ignored while the shop is trying to sell a beach cruiser to an overweight soccer mom... who ends up leaving without buying anything. Meanwhile, some duchebag walks in at precisely the right time and gets services before you. An easy fix is for the LBS to get a POP on the net. Allow locals to order parts and get curbside service. Pull up, txt the shop you are there... and they run the part out to your car. Unfortunately, they are not interested in changing their business model... instead they just complain about the internet stealing their business.

  96. StirlingProductions

    StirlingProductionsПре 6 месеци

    There is no 1 local bike shop on the north shore

  97. Sebastien Doucet

    Sebastien DoucetПре 6 месеци

    One of my 3 local bike shops is amazing. They are very nice and good mechanics.

  98. Panfilo De Narvaez

    Panfilo De NarvaezПре 6 месеци

    I use to go to a nice shop in Miami. They were really nice and there were many other riders hanging around. I got my first road bike and a hardtail there. Their prices were reasonable and they had solutions for everything. 8 years or so ago I came back to Palm Beach County and I can't say the same. Overpriced, snob, angry mfs, don't have $#!÷. Now I buy everything online and I'm my own mechanic. Says the guy who has covered 38 counties, town by town, in the state of Florida since 2010. I put money on my trips instead.

  99. mattmalott99

    mattmalott99Пре 6 месеци

    I love supporting local businesses of any kind but just because there the only local bike shop or a local business of that kind around doesn’t mean they should stop trying to earn your business..... business is a 2 way street

  100. hddd

    hdddПре 7 месеци

    james is awesome and im glad i have a local shop full of cool dudes ready to help with the the stuff i cant do

  101. Beya Chatelain

    Beya ChatelainПре 7 месеци

    My dad owns ours, I do got to say they have pretty good service not even saying that because he’s my dad

  102. Zephra Hooper

    Zephra HooperПре 7 месеци

    should u surport your local bike shop me buying bike from same shop for 7 years

  103. Evan Pouliot

    Evan PouliotПре 7 месеци

    I work at a shop. You really can save a lot of money and help out your community from shopping at one.

  104. Hero The Plott mix

    Hero The Plott mixПре 7 месеци

    Any people here from the Quad Cities? We have a great bike path on the Illinois side...hope someone opened a bike shop along that path

  105. Tom E

    Tom EПре 7 месеци

    “Support overpriced bullshit when amazon offers a far superior service at half the price and youtube gives you the know how for free”

  106. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    when there is an issue that can't be solved, when you don't want to do a repair, when you try but fuck up, the bike shop is there for you, and if they know you, they often give discounts. at my local shop i often get discounts when i get both wheels trued, or when i have two hubs serviced.

  107. Daniel Sch.

    Daniel Sch.Пре 7 месеци

    most shops here are done with theyr job and older guys too you cant give them a 2k bike they will handle it the same as the 50€ bike from the commuter student ...

  108. Josh Chavers

    Josh ChaversПре 8 месеци

    No one should ever buy or get repair work done at a bike shop.

  109. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца


  110. Paul Wilson

    Paul WilsonПре 8 месеци

    I guess I got lucky, the bike shop on the way home from work has always welcomed me and treated me well despite owning a big box bike. If you are ever in the finger lakes region hit the Geneva Bicycle Center, they have been good to me.

  111. William Sambo

    William SamboПре 8 месеци

    Three of my lbs weren't able to fix my brake squeak i ended up fixing by myself by lubing with mineral oil the pistons and bleeding then, i had a chain snap and brought a new one, shimano 11 speed one, they installed it reversed and even if i told him the chain was directional he insisted it was not, the last one i asked if he could saw off a part of fork tube he did it but didn't saw that the headset was completely covered in rust. F*** all of them. I ended up buying my tools and my stuff.

  112. Rich White

    Rich WhiteПре 8 месеци

    The local Trek shop in Athens Ga has been a horrible experience. Do yourself a favor, go Amazon

  113. Willy Engel

    Willy EngelПре 8 месеци


  114. MGL

    MGLПре 8 месеци

    I tried supporting my local shop. They charged 20% more for the bike, then 100 euro for regulating the gears, and in the end gears still sucked. After watching youtube video about rear derailleur I fixed them myself. Just because a shop is local and small, doesn't mean it's run by people who are passionate, skilled or even not-assholes.

  115. Ian

    IanПре 8 месеци

    I have to say a bike shop will cost you more time and money than learning for yourself how to work on your bicycle. Bicycles are very very simple machines and do not take years of experience or thousands of dollars worth of equipment to work on. Whenever someone says they are a bike mechanic I have to hold back from rolling my eyes because it doesn't take much (I prefer bicycle enthusiast). The bike shops only purpose is to make someone money so when you go in there you are being sold services and parts that are way overpriced. If you refuse to learn online and absolutely need a teacher, volunteer at or sponsor a bike co op. We have soooo many bicycles that end up in junk yards and these big companies keep cranking out new ones because people are dumb enough to buy them. When you learn to fix and maintain your own bike then you can help others and you will quickly realize we don't need these bicycle dealerships for anything.