The beauty of shopping at Amazon, the world’s largest online megastore, is the convenience. It’s one-stop shopping anytime, from anywhere with internet, which is great news for cyclists trying to balance work, families and training. Plus, once you’ve picked the tires, tubes, patch kits and lube you need, you can add noise-cancelling headphones, an obscure brand of olive oil, your favorite deodorant, and a cooler for summer road tripping into your cart before you check out. Here’s how to get the most out of Amazon for bike gear and more.
Amazon carries few name-brand bikes and a dozen styles of commuter bikes, including single speeds, as well as Schwinn and Strider kids’ bikes comparable to what you’d find at most local shops. However the site usually doesn’t provide detailed bike specifications on components or geometry, so if you’re thinking of buying your next ride on the site, you’ll need to do your detailed research elsewhere.
Amazon is a great place to shop for essentials like tubes, lube and socks, which you can get in bulk or single orders. The site also remembers what you ordered last time, so you can stick with your favorite products. Just scroll through past orders and click “buy it again” when you find what you want. You can also make wish lists and register at Amazon for a wedding or other event, to subtly trick your friends and relatives into buying your bike supplies.