by Jamie Ware
October 1, 2013
Your once a week dose of retail therapy from Singletrack’s Premier Dealers, stockists and advertisers.
Tuesday Treats gives you a quality serving of independent bike retailing and a chance to win big in this week’s prize draw.
This week, we revisit Kinetic Cycles.
We continue to get reacquainted with some of the guys who a year ago, helped us launch the Tuesday Treats feature. Jon at Kinetic Cycles picks up where we left off last time, with some big changes to report…
Apart from the obvious… we’re all a year wiser, what’s changed during this last year?
Lots if we’re being honest! We’ve not only expanded our offerings in the Welwyn Garden City store but we’ve also just opened a big new shop a bit further up the A1, in Hitchin (Herts). It’ been a really busy summer anyway, so adding in the stress of opening a new shop put plenty on top of our full plates. Thankfully it’s all done now and it was well worth it as we now get to spend time with customer’s and their bikes.
Any new lines in-store that really tickle your fancy?
Lots! We added Whyte to our line up in the spring, which as I’m sure you can imagine, was a popular addition. The Welwyn shop also now carries Evil frames and we’ve literally just added Cotic to the new Hitchin branch.
What has been hot, product-wise this summer?
Evil frames and Stages power meters, hands down. I cannot think of a time where there has been such a buzz about a product long before we’re even due to receive them in store.
There has been loads of other stuff going on too! We’ve had a really popular Wednesday night MTB ride which looks as if it will turn into a ‘cross ride as winter hits.
We’ve also made an effort with the new shop to offer a range of products and services not often seen in our area, including a Bike Fitting Studio and a dedicated Physical Therapy room where we’re also going to be offering sports massage and training and nutritional programs. We are in very exciting times!
Lastly, what do Singletrack Premier Subscribers get from you guys?
Premier Subscribers benefit from 10% discount on all clothing, parts and accessories.
Tuesday Treats Prize Draw