Each year Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, an industry magazine, identifies the “Top 100” bike shops in the nation. What’s the criteria? Well, unfortiunately it has less to do with “buddy deals” andÂ brews in the fridge.
BRAIN’s three main criteria are “market share, community outreach and store appearance.”
So. What are your criteria for the best bike shop in the nation? Personally, I like dingy little mom & pops with dudes who’ll tell you where the secret singletrack is — once you’ve given them the secret handshake, of course. (Buy something. Don’t ask stupid questions.)