Opening in Glasgow in October
Ok, so the Ae7 newsflash is all about protection! We’re opening a small unit in Glasgow to the public where you can come in and try on helmets, shoes, protector jackets, shin pads, elbow pads, clothing and more. It won’t be a normal style retail shop, think more along the lines of a scaled down Argos for cycling equipment, footwear & clothing.
We’ll still have bikes, spare parts & other cycle related products on sale however the focus of the stock in the warehouse will be on protecting you whilst you ride.
Why are we doing this?
Firstly, it’s the market we have tuned into with our online sales. It’s what we stock most of and it makes sense for us to focus on these products. There are lots of other bike shops around the country where you can already buy a decent selection of other products so rather than compete with them or take away business from them, we’re going to specialise in what we excel in and want to grow further.
We already stock a huge range of Five Ten footwear and we plan to have a bigger selection of 5.10 shoes in stock than anyone in the UK. In fact, we’re aiming to have all the main models that Five Ten make in all the main sizes so that you can come in and try on the shoes to make sure you get the right shoe for your foot.
We sell lots of O’Neal helmets and protection equipment and again our aim is have a one stop shop where you can come in and try on expensive pieces of protection so you can buy confident that you’re getting something that fits you right. We also stock other brands such as KASK, Giro, Endura & Abus so whatever your style of riding and budget, you’ll find something thats right for you.
On the clothing side we sell O’Neal, Endura, Bawbags & more so again you can be sure of finding something that fits you whether you are a roadie, xc, downhill or city rider.
There isn’t any fancy lighting, expensive showroom displays or fast talking sales people. There’s not 1000 bikes on the shop floor. The Ae7 Cycling Protection Warehouse is all about riders coming in and getting what they’re after hassle free and at a fair price.
With bikes we’ll let you know what we can get and when. If we don’t have your bike in stock but the suppliers do then we’ll get it next day (Ridgeback) or next week (KTM).
We’ll also have a good selection of products from Camelbak hydration packs to Cateye lights and when we get special deals from suppliers we’ll pass these on to you.
We’re in talks with several well known mechanics locally to be in a position to offer a quality workshop for repairs using the unit as a drop off/pick up point when you need something fixed.
We don’t promise we’ll have everything you need but we do promise to be the best in terms of honesty and doing whatever it takes to get you what you’re after at a good price. We’ll build our stock around what you, our customers, need and ask us to get. The Ae7 Cycling Protection Warehouse will be built to customer demand.
We will deliver quality in terms of great customer service and hassle free shopping with a no quibbles returns policy for unused goods.
Watch this space for details of the opening date.