The Bike Werx Blog

Welcome to the official launch of the Bike Werx Blog. We’re happy to be your source for cycling product reviews, industry news, cycling culture, tips and tricks for all types of cyclists, and information on what BikeWerx is all about. Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing different columns and segments from our team of writers and photographers, and bringing in guest experts to cover a wide scopeof topics that relate to you as a cyclists.

In the meantime, we’d like to take the opportunity of our first post to shed a bit of light on what is all about and how we differ from other bicycle shops and online retailers.

Bike Werx launched on the idea that cycling enthusiasts need an option to cash in on unused or unwanted cycling gear without the hassle of creating and maintaining online listings, photographing items,paying auction fees, haggling with sketchy “buyers” over the internet, or dealing with bike shops and exorbitant consignment fees. The pro staff at Bike Werx has extensive buying and selling experience in the industry, and we’re confident we can get you top dollar for your gear.

For example, see that shiny mountain bike sitting in the corner of your garage? You paid how much for it? Maybe mountain biking wasn’t your thing, but you’ve been wanting to pick up a race-worthy track bike for those weekly velodrome sessions. The thought of Craigslist, eBay, and other online sites might seem like a lot of effort, and you want to be able to get at least a fair price for what you paid.This is where we come in. The Bike Werx Trade option gets you the best possible price for your bike andgets you a great deal on your upgrade.

All you have to do is box the bike and we’ll send you a shipping label via email. Once the bike is with us,we encourage you to work closely with our remarket team to establish price, unique selling features, and best selling practices. From there, we do all the legwork to get it sold.

We’ll bring your bike into our studio and shoot professional photos for listings, market your items to a large audience, negotiate the best possible price and even ship the bike to its new owner – at no cost to you.

When the bike sells, you receive a store credit and then we work with local shops in your area or ours to get you the bike you want. The staff at Bike Werx have backgrounds working in local bike shops (LBS) and they are our preferred means for your purchase.

We cannot understate the importance of an LBS. In our view, a lasting, trustful relationship with an LBS keeps bikes functioning properly, helps cyclists with any and all questions, and promotes cycling in the local community. Without them, there would be no cycling industry. We understand that every bike shop or retailer can’t be everything to everyone, but by using Bike Werx we help you and your LBS focus on your needs while supporting local business.

We back up the entire process with our 100% Satisfaction guarantee. If a buyer is not satisfied for whatever reason we will refund 100% of the sale price for 30 days (minus any shipping costs). It’s important to us and you that our guarantee be short, simple, transparent, and with no catches.

With new bikes costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to the same price as a decent used car, we’re confident that our services are the fastest and easiest way for our customers to get that new ride they’ve been eying. Imagine for a moment if car dealerships across America suddenly stopped accepting trade-ins to sell new cars? Most would certainly go out of business. Why should the bicycle industry be any different? We can get you want you want and make the entire process as painless as possible.

Alternatively, we also offer options for you to sell your gear through us for cash. We charge a low fee of 5-10% for consignments and handle all the logistics once we receive the goods. Just like our Trade option, you box the bike and we’ll mail you a FedEx shipping label. If you need a quick sell, we will even buy your bike or unwanted gear based on a fair, current market value.

Bike Werx is also a full-service online retailer, stocking everything from the essentials to the absolute best in cycling gear and apparel. With our Trade option, you are certainly welcome to apply it towards our extensive selection of gear.

We are based in South Florida and provide coast-to-coast service working alongside some of the best retailers across the country. If you find yourself in the South Florida area we encourage you to stop by our facility, meet our staff, and even jump on a local ride with us. We’re always looking for a good excuse to get outside for a spin. We’re looking forward to getting you the best price for your old equipment and putting you in the latest and best gear.

In a nutshell, that is who we are and what we do. Thanks for dropping in and stay tuned to the blog as we introduce our weekly segments including product reviews, killer deals, and expertise advice from leaders inthe cycling industry.

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