How Bike Shops Kept Up With America’s 121% Spike In Demand

27 Sep 2020
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When COVID-19 shut down gyms and made public transportation unsafe, Americans turned to bikes for recreation, exercise, and commuting. Leisure-bike sales spiked 121% in the US in March, and the peak is still holding. Business Insider stopped by Linus Bike in Los Angeles and State Bicycle in Tempe, Arizona, to see how the companies are pivoting to keep up with the unprecedented demand.
Correction: Adam McDermott is the founder of Linus Bike.
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How Bike Shops Kept Up With America’s 121% Spike In Demand

  • Took me over 2 months to get a mountain bike shipped to the house.

    A 1A 1Hari Yang lalu
  • Anyone else a avid cyclist who finished saving up for a nicer newer bike when out of the blue not a single company had bikes in stock?

    Holden SchmittHolden Schmitt2 hari yang lalu
  • So glad I was able to get my bike, been saving so much money that would otherwise go to Lyft

    sant- oyosant- oyo2 hari yang lalu
  • This is so true, my S-Works took 5 months to get here

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  • Besides also experiencing the pandemic bike boom, these 2 retailers couldn't be any less representative of the average bike shop. Can you do a similar story of say 8 bike shops, in random locations of random size to give a broader yet more typical perspective?

    Graham PyeGraham Pye4 hari yang lalu
  • A lot of Mountain bikes won’t be available until December 2021. Damn.

    Wait What?Wait What?5 hari yang lalu
  • Can someone please explain why did the bike demand spike in USA?

    Apoorv VyasApoorv Vyas7 hari yang lalu
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    Chris EvanChris Evan8 hari yang lalu
  • Are BMX bikes sold out?

    Panexplosivo HPanexplosivo H9 hari yang lalu
  • This is why we must bring manufacturing to America so this will never happen. Stop and boycott companies who do business with china communist government

    Melissa NievesMelissa Nieves10 hari yang lalu
  • They didn’ shops in Chicago are sold TF out still!!

    Dani BDani B11 hari yang lalu
  • I cannot find bike for myself either.

    DashCamEyesDashCamEyes11 hari yang lalu
  • Why they cut the lock on the trailer? Report that

    Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright12 hari yang lalu
  • They didnt keep up.

    mars hutchmars hutch13 hari yang lalu
  • Man I've waited so long for a future where bikes are preferred over public transportation. Hopefully, this trend will carry on even after the pandemic.

    Heba YoussefHeba Youssef13 hari yang lalu
  • Heres the reasons why not customer service sales 😂🤦‍♂️ Covid Lockdown Unemployment Shops closed

    Crazy_Lew 90Crazy_Lew 9015 hari yang lalu
  • I got a bike 4 months ago ...very happy with it .... save gas and it’s fun

    jose castillojose castillo18 hari yang lalu
  • Tell me why I moved for university to a town known for bikes right as the pandemic hit and caused bike sales to rocket. I couldn’t find a bike for weeks

    Paola ValadezPaola Valadez22 hari yang lalu
  • Same massive growth in uk

    john evansjohn evans22 hari yang lalu
  • Bycicles aroundd the world are still normal bikes but in the netherlands new bikes are really cool 😎

    Julian MrtnsJulian Mrtns24 hari yang lalu
  • “uNpReCeDenTeD tImE” you know how annoying that word has become since this Covid shit started 😂

    Mr. LuisMr. Luis24 hari yang lalu
  • Lol they didn't

    Shaun McFarlaneShaun McFarlane25 hari yang lalu
  • LINUS VENICE - made in taiwan. LOL

    QQ25 hari yang lalu
  • Hola

    diab ayyaddiab ayyad26 hari yang lalu
  • My local bike shop has a 500 wishlist 😂 since when every body owns car

    MnMn Bahr.MnMn Bahr.27 hari yang lalu
  • Wtf? 400dollars for that bike? Haha here in ph you can 2000pesos equivalent to 40dollars for that bike hahahaha

    RootlessClaw GamingRootlessClaw Gaming27 hari yang lalu
  • COVIC 1984 ok?

    Edgar Allan 5Edgar Allan 528 hari yang lalu
  • I saved up for months to get a new bike. I worked a hard job while balancing high school to get it... then we got the good ole rona Never got that new bike, and my old bike literally fell apart and sent me over the handlebars. Had to walk to work lmao. Ended up finding a used on on facebook after waiting 7 months.

    DawsonDawson28 hari yang lalu
  • wtf america why you buying everything from freaking china? want a bike? buy them from belgium or the netherlands. you know the countries famous for using bikes

    enzo van goethemenzo van goethem28 hari yang lalu
  • These bikes cost 50$ brand new in third world countries

    Jack ThunderJack Thunder28 hari yang lalu
  • Garbage overpriced bikes everywhere.

    radrcerradrcer28 hari yang lalu
  • Good Think!!👏👏👍👍 come to in our india buy Atlas Cycle Brand!!

    Akshay S TumsareAkshay S Tumsare29 hari yang lalu
  • I’m NYC..I had to wait a month 1/2 for my bike but it was most definitely worth it..and it was a 2021 model..🙂😷. First thing they told me when I picked it up was...IF YOU CANNOT TAKE YOUR BIKE IN WITH YOU THEN LEAVE IT HOME BECAUSE A LOCK WILL NOT PREVENT IT FROM BE STOLEN..

    Khalil OKhalil O29 hari yang lalu
  • US Government - "Nice bike you got there... be a shame if someone were to... TAX YOU!! Mwahahahahaha" ... Bicycle tax/insurance incoming I think.

    Sicao is deadSicao is deadBulan Yang lalu
  • why did he use a bolt cutter to open the truck?

    Winnie sWinnie sBulan Yang lalu
  • There’s no one in America that manufacturers bicycles?

    Fidel AdameFidel AdameBulan Yang lalu
  • With all that Edd money on the street bikes on offer up don't last a day..

    Johnny herdesJohnny herdesBulan Yang lalu
  • Go Bikes!!!!!

    Bobby ABobby ABulan Yang lalu
  • Vmo i l jmaxx

    Wilmar VillanuevaWilmar VillanuevaBulan Yang lalu
  • Bike shops in the NE haven’t had bicycles in stock for months. How did they keep up with the demand? THEY DIDNT

    EdTalksEdTalksBulan Yang lalu
  • Freeeedddooommmmmmm USA USA USA 🇺🇸♥

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  • Demand so high your first thought is to go to business insider🤣

    TheZenithUpAboveTheZenithUpAboveBulan Yang lalu
  • Me waiting for my 2020 sentinel....

    BraaapBraaapBulan Yang lalu
  • I work at a bike shop, some bike models are still on order up until april/may

    Austin SmitheyAustin SmitheyBulan Yang lalu
  • People will be selling all of these bikes on Craigslist in a few months

    Tbfit TbfitTbfit TbfitBulan Yang lalu
  • I almost got scamme with a fake swchiw website

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  • In India as well

    kush hatkarkush hatkarBulan Yang lalu
  • This is only less than 1% what the shopping experience was like for most consumers.

    Brandon BBrandon BBulan Yang lalu
  • Nothing like seeing an OLD bicyclist wearing spandex. It's the weekend, I think I'll act like I'm in the Tour de France.

    Jimi HendrixJimi HendrixBulan Yang lalu
    • @Jimi Hendrix... At least he's riding. Just pray you make it to 'old man', then your perspective will change.

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  • The maintenance i cost like more than price of my bike, not bad

    Snoopy LaylaSnoopy LaylaBulan Yang lalu
  • In the USA pre COVID if you told an adult you rode a bike they would give you a strange look and ask why. Are you a child? Meanwhile across the North Atlantic you would tell another adult you rode a bike and they would ask how many you own. I really hope the infrastructure for cycling improves in the USA from this. Its very dangerous to ride here. I've had people loose their lives to motorist because of it. 121% laugh..... demand at my local shop was up and over 500% !!!

    Garrett SmithGarrett SmithBulan Yang lalu
  • kept up? Uhh, no. Lots of people I know have been unable to buy a bike for months and they're trying to buy from 5+ different companies.

    Will PattersonWill PattersonBulan Yang lalu
  • same thing happens here in indonesia, it's everywhere around the world i think.

    Naufal MajidNaufal MajidBulan Yang lalu
  • And this is why I can’t buy my bianchi.. I have to order from over seas.

    Choa YeonChoa YeonBulan Yang lalu
  • I want a bike style like the one at 0:08 with brakes. Any recommendations?

    1kaaa1kaaaBulan Yang lalu
  • Our dependance on china an taiwan is insane.

    Scotty WaddyScotty WaddyBulan Yang lalu
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    Wesley virginWesley virginBulan Yang lalu
  • October 2021: “Why used bikes are flooding Craigslist and eBay.”

    Space CadetSpace CadetBulan Yang lalu
  • In two years the used bike market is going to be awesome.

    Howard EndeHoward EndeBulan Yang lalu
  • good thing actually , this grab attention of responsible peoples to make biking around easier (making bike lanes , etc)

    Actually HafeezyActually HafeezyBulan Yang lalu
  • Once this pandemic is over I’m gonna buy myself a really nice used bike.

    BitchesBeTrippinBitchesBeTrippinBulan Yang lalu
    • Not any time soon

      steeve steevesteeve steeve11 hari yang lalu
  • Most bikes are made in China, and so is Corona Virus

    you will be triggeredyou will be triggeredBulan Yang lalu
  • Spoiler alert: they didn't.

    JasonJasonBulan Yang lalu
  • Linus... Venice .. but made in taiwan... America, Europe didn't produce anything itself since long long time ago.

    Nizam AhamadNizam AhamadBulan Yang lalu
  • Bikes in the PH has bumped up their price to 100%

    Jorgeus ParagasJorgeus ParagasBulan Yang lalu
  • Those bikes look like a disposable ones, like the cheap plastic cameras lol

    Paweł BańczakPaweł BańczakBulan Yang lalu
  • My bike is in the shop routine maintenance nothing to crazy

    gulf city nicholas dancagulf city nicholas dancaBulan Yang lalu
  • This video missed the mark so bad. These aren't bike shops, they are bike companies sold in a retail location. Bike shops carrying multiple brands can't get bikes in almost any category. Parts and accessories are now next to impossible to get since they customers can't get new bikes. This channel failed to show the real scale of what's going on in the bike industry right now. It's really just laziness on their part.

    Aron HeathcockAron HeathcockBulan Yang lalu
  • Imagine road biking

    Watson LeeWatson LeeBulan Yang lalu
  • I am in Indonesia, experiencing same events. Bicycle demands so high, already put my name on waiting list for the last 3 months but still don't get the bikes. In here, Polygon is the favorite brand for entry level bikes. Unfortunately, if I am not patient enough I have to pay 20 - 40 percents more from retail price for same bike at secondary market.

    Prabhu PhamunkasPrabhu PhamunkasBulan Yang lalu
  • 🚲 and 🧻

    StOUt ThE BeErStOUt ThE BeErBulan Yang lalu
  • kept up? Shit they have not kept up, They are all still outta stock.

    Mike HawkMike HawkBulan Yang lalu
  • I work at a bike shop and we’re only expecting to get most of our mountain bikes in like early 2022

    Andreas DrekonjaAndreas DrekonjaBulan Yang lalu
  • I think it’s worth distinguishing between a bike brand/manufacturer and a bike shop. State and Linus are not “bike shops.”

    Yates WebbYates WebbBulan Yang lalu
  • I bought a brand new 2017 Devinci Wilson for $4000 back in 2019 and MSRP is $6700. Boy did I luck out on the timing of that one! Wouldn't have got a deal like that with demand going up by 121%

    oz10 1centoz10 1centBulan Yang lalu
  • Just pedal!

    Eric SharpEric SharpBulan Yang lalu
  • Here's a video about how bike shops survive, wait while we talk to a manufacturer instead of a local bike shop........

    ap6982ap6982Bulan Yang lalu
  • they didn't talk about street bikes at all only race or cruising bikes the highest sales are of street bikes like the SE bikes bmx streets should have probably got more attention in the video

    Ayudh DhuparAyudh DhuparBulan Yang lalu
  • Maybe the US will see some increase in health and decrease in obesity.

    QuadratoQuadratoBulan Yang lalu
  • Title: how bike shops kept up... Video: they didn't

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  • kirain cuma indo

    Abi Alfarabi AlamsyahAbi Alfarabi AlamsyahBulan Yang lalu
  • Can't wait to buy this a year from now at a sweet deal

    KrepeKrepeBulan Yang lalu
  • ugh that bike cost 500?

    syedthegreedsyedthegreedBulan Yang lalu
  • Meeh not my type of bikes those are more for kooks. But God dam covid did bring all the covid boomer riders that think they can ride. Im all for it to learn biking and specially mountain bikes but dam respect the trails and know trail etiquette dam it and clean up after you're selves. Do your selve a favor and stay in the city or gravel paths when you think your ready tben come hit the trails.

    Ricardo Juarez MTBRicardo Juarez MTBBulan Yang lalu
  • This premise will get burned down in a month or two when another BLM riots started in town. RIP store owners America, you will be persecuted for justice.

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  • u

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  • They didn't.

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  • Sick fixies

    ZigBoZigBoBulan Yang lalu
  • Big news they didn’t

    Mr FluffyMr FluffyBulan Yang lalu
  • i couldnt imagine actually riding one of those

    Eli GundersenEli GundersenBulan Yang lalu
  • I would submit to you they didn't keep up. Every bike was sold everywhere and nothing was restocked

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  • .

    The Goodwin KIDSThe Goodwin KIDSBulan Yang lalu
  • Shit I managed to get my bike back in May but can't get a second one now.

    Max KrugMax KrugBulan Yang lalu
  • " All around the world" except Africa😭

    Nkanyezi NgcoboNkanyezi NgcoboBulan Yang lalu
  • "Over seas manufacturing". Made in China you mean.

    Hugs273Hugs273Bulan Yang lalu
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      Wesley virginWesley virginBulan Yang lalu
    • and taiwan

      Im DexurIm DexurBulan Yang lalu
  • They didnt keep up LOL

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  • Uhm, no bike shop had bikes! I ended up buying at Dick's Sporting Goods =..(

    LaPulgaMLaPulgaMBulan Yang lalu
    • worth mentioning it was a bike from a reputable brand, just their $500 model.

      LaPulgaMLaPulgaMBulan Yang lalu
  • well this would have been a good time to hire people in america to build bikes with all the unemployment... guess not.

    tim deantim deanBulan Yang lalu
  • Off new jersy was bad but now new jersey is good but los angeles is now the worst

    Leornardo 8927 hiLeornardo 8927 hiBulan Yang lalu
  • @4:13 Why is that bike shop mechanic not using a torque wrench for the seat post clap? Whenever you have dissimilar metals clapping or screwing into each other you should use a torque wrench.

    J. ClarkJ. ClarkBulan Yang lalu