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Old 11-01-17, 07:22 PM
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Best LBS in London, Ontario?

I'm new to town.

I am buying a new bike and I would rather buy it from a store with good people that love bicycles and know what they are doing.

ToWheels gives me a good vibe, but I prefer the bike selection at the Trek Store.
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Originally Posted by salcedo
I'm new to town.

I am buying a new bike and I would rather buy it from a store with good people that love bicycles and know what they are doing.

ToWheels gives me a good vibe, but I prefer the bike selection at the Trek Store.


I've dealt with the guys at the TREK store for going on 20 years now. (It used to be 'Reynold Cycles') The owner is Ren and his main man is Doug. They have other helpers on the floor but if you are serious on making a deal ask for Ren or Doug. Ren is mostly in the repairs shop and Doug behind the counter. They are honest guys that will give you the best deal they can, they stand behind what they sell and Ren is one of the best bike mechanics you can find anywhere. And he's a 'no bull****' kind of guy that will always give you the straight, sometimes blunt, truth. I've dealt with many of the other shops over the years, now I just go to Ren & Doug.


Enjoy your shopping!


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I'm not in London, so my experience is limited to a demo day at the Woodstock Cycling Club trails (The Pines), and a subsequent bike purchase from Outspokin Cycles (my LBS couldn't get the model I was after). I was impressed with the helpfulness of the staff and owners at both ToWheels and Outspokin. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with either again.
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Originally Posted by Orlando
I've dealt with the guys at the TREK store for going on 20 years now. (It used to be 'Reynold Cycles') The owner is Ren and his main man is Doug. They have other helpers on the floor but if you are serious on making a deal ask for Ren or Doug. Ren is mostly in the repairs shop and Doug behind the counter. They are honest guys that will give you the best deal they can, they stand behind what they sell and Ren is one of the best bike mechanics you can find anywhere. And he's a 'no bull****' kind of guy that will always give you the straight, sometimes blunt, truth. I've dealt with many of the other shops over the years, now I just go to Ren & Doug.


Enjoy your shopping!


Keep pedalin'
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I'm from Toronto but don't mind taking a drive to London to check them out. Was looking to pick up an ALR5 anyways. Question - Im assuming the trek shops are franchised? Can they work out deals like bike shops in the city can? Might sound like a stupid question but I genuinely don't know.
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To CHRSTNSLGD - according to Ren, the TREK shops are not franchised, they are owner operated. Ren has complete freedom to 'wheel 'n' deal and will make you a deal worth the drive from T.O. if you make the drive. Sorry my reply is a bit tardy, too many irons in the fire sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Orlando
To CHRSTNSLGD - according to Ren, the TREK shops are not franchised, they are owner operated. Ren has complete freedom to 'wheel 'n' deal and will make you a deal worth the drive from T.O. if you make the drive. Sorry my reply is a bit tardy, too many irons in the fire sometimes.
Looks like Iíll be making the drive out there then. Iím looking to pick up atleast 2 maybe three bikes at once. My mother and father are thinking about getting into cycling. Might as well get them all at once. I would love to tell them who recommended me if you donít mind. Thanks for making the recommendation.
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I can also tell you I deal with Trek Store guys in London and always have great service from them. They will help you the best they can and have always been fantastic to deal with.
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I can also tell you I deal with Trek Store guys in London and always have great service from them. They will help you the best they can and have always been fantastic to deal with.
If you can afford their prices...

If you want great service and good prices on parts and accessories try Wheels and Gears on Adelaide St.
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Originally Posted by CHRSTNSLGD
I'm from Toronto but don't mind taking a drive to London to check them out. Was looking to pick up an ALR5 anyways. Question - Im assuming the trek shops are franchised? Can they work out deals like bike shops in the city can? Might sound like a stupid question but I genuinely don't know.
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