Finding the right bicycle and a shop with good customer can be a challenge. Since 1974 Shosies Cyclery has been all about servicing those needs.
Shosies Cyclery carries quality bikes from Giant, Liv, Felt, and Reid. We also offer custom bicycles by Waterford and Gunnar. Located in Rockford, Illinois (Loves Park), Shosies Cyclery is a family owned and operated specialty bicycle store serving customers since 1974. Whether it be a mountain, gravel, hybrid, fitness, fat tire, road or triathlon race bike, we will do our best to provide you with a quality bike and proper bike fit for any member of the family. Shosies Cyclery are now carrying pedal assist Electric Bikes by Giant and Liv. When deciding to purchase a new bicycle ask yourself the following:
- How often and where will I ride?
- How will I want to use the bike?
- Neighborhood, Trail, Commuting, Exercise, or Racing?
- How long will my rides last?
- What are my likes and dislikes of my current bike ? (If you have one.)
Consider these questions and share them with your salesperson. By better understanding your needs, we will be certain to match you with the right bike.
The Right Bike Fit
A proper fit is the single most important factor to consider when choosing a new bike. It must fit your body and riding style. In the long run, you'll be happier with a less expensive bike with a proper fit, than a more expensive bike that doesn't. Left on their own, many people choose a bike that doesn't fit properly in terms of height and length. This can cause back, knee, and neck pain which is sure to reduce performance and fun. Shosies Cyclery guarantees a proper fit with the bicycle you choose. The right seat is also important. An uncomfortable seat doesn't mean it's not the right bike. We are happy to change or upgrade seats for you. There are seats made specifically for men and women, and seats designed for every type of riding from comfort to racing.
Bicycle Cost Consideration
When considering cost, it's best to purchase the highest quality bike that fits your budget and lifestyle, rather than gamble on something that's just "good enough." Shosies Cyclery carries a wide selection of bikes to fit your budget.To add more value, we offer lifetime gear and brake adjustments. 0% financing is available with our Shosies Card from Synchrony. You may fill out the Shosies Synchrony Finance application from the comfort and privacy of your home or you can stop in the store and any of our sales staff will do the work for you in just a few minutes.
Buying a bike is kind of like trying on shoes. You really need to try them on to see if they fit and feel comfortable. We encourage you to test ride the bike you are interested in so we can determine if it is the proper size. Test riding really can narrow down what type and model you are looking for. We'll give you instruction on any aspects of the bike you are unsure of, and provide a helmet for your safety.
As always our bicycles are professionally built by our mechanics ensuring a safe ride. Once you purchase your bike, a second thorough check over is done before the bike leaves the store. At this time, your accessory purchases will be installed free of charge. After riding your bike 50 - 100 miles, we ask that you bring the bike back in for a complete inspection and adjustment. It's important to check for cable stretch, bearing adjustments, and spoke tension. We may catch things you wouldn't have noticed.
Choosing the accessories for your bike can be the most fun! Our salespeople can guide you to the essentials needed like helmets, pumps, hydration, tubes, bags, lights, computers, and many other items to help you enjoy your riding experience. We carry technical cycling clothing for your riding comfort. Cycling shoes by Shimano, Giant and Liv that accommodate clipless pedals for road, mountain, or recreational riders are available. Let us install them and give training on using clipless pedals for the 1st timers. If we don't have what your looking for, we will do our best to find and order it for you.
We Stand Behind What We Sell
All new bike purchases come with a manufacturer's warranty, but Shosies can take it a step further. We offer FREE LIFETIME / ANYTIME brake and derailleur adjustments whenever needed.
Stop in the shop for any cycling advice needed. Our staff are cycling enthusiasts who road, mountain, race and recreational ride. We offer free local trail maps and publications with rides and events.
Custom Waterford Touring Bikes
Building your "dream bicycle" is a specialty service Shosies Cyclery provides. We work with great manufacturers of custom bicycles such as Waterford / Gunnar . " Waterford Precision Cycles" builds from the finest steels available using tubes of its own specific design. To ensure proper fitting we at Shosies Cyclery use a Waterford Custom Size Cycle along with "Fit Kit" to dial in all areas for a proper fit. Imagine a bike unique to only you! You may choose any color under the sun. And to have a frame built around you, will result in the greatest ride you'll ever experience! As with building custom bikes, another passion at Shosies Cyclery is serving the triathlon community. If you are just starting with the sport or a veteran racer we are happy to help with advice and guidance. Call our store for details.