Monday, January 18, 2016

Counterfeit Carbon Bikes & The Dangers

Andrew Love is the bike industry’s foremost counterfeit investigator.

I found a very interesting article over the weekend that was a couple of months old, but really struck home, based on Counterfeit Bikes & Accessories on - To Catch a Counterfeiter: The Sketchy World of Fake Bike Gear:

Inside the disturbing parallel universe of counterfeit bicycle makers, the consumers who do business with them, and the bike industry’s relentless crusade to shut them down.

This is a good read if you are out there looking for a "Deal" on a carbon frame and what actually goes on behind the scenes to catch companies that sell them as authentic bikes.  It is centered around Specialized and their force of workers that are charged with the task of finding them and shutting them down.

The premise behind the story is that if you find a deal that seems way too good to be true then do your homework!  Of course, our recommendation is to see us at Tom's Pro Bike and thus ensuring that you get the real deal, but if you are internet shopping for a deal - just be careful!

To check out our complete line of bikes and our Fat Bike sale that is still happening stop by today from 10-8!

For more information on getting fat stop by the shop and check out our complete inventory selection!  If you are interested in getting full on Fat then here is the price sheet for the sale but anything from 2015 and older is limited to stock on hand.  

Want a great way to stay in shape this winter, besides Fat Biking, and to monitor your power & fitness levels? Sign up for a slot of our Indoor Training Series.

Indoor Training Series is on right now. Information HERE!

WE RENT FAT BIKES NOW! Interested in trying out a Fat Bike without having to purchase one? We now rent the Specialized Fatboy at Tom's Pro Bike & all rental fees goes towards Purchase Price - EVEN DURING THE JANUARY SALE!

Tom's Pro Bike
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086

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