Today we’re announcing that we will be shutting down the Specialized Concept Store, Bangalore as of 27 May 2018. Our entire retail staff will move over to our Jayanagar bike shop. Specialized continues to remain our main go-to brand.
We started The Concept Store in Aug 2013 (my launch post) to partner & launch the biggest name in international cycling in India – Specialized Bicycle Components. World-class Specialized designed interiors, a fantastic passionate crew, the best bicycles and equipment on the planet, high-quality technical service and a Specialized Body Geometry fit studio with trained fit professionals. We ran with everything most bike shops can only dream of even today.
Five years of operations in this space bootstrapped our understanding of bike retail. We had the opportunity to observe and learn from Specialized bike shops across the world. Unlike other countries, India has a challenging landscape as the culture of cycling is quite nascent and premium bike retail is in its infancy. Challenging as hell, but very very exciting when you have your small wins.
Over the years we also spent a considerable amount of time deep diving into community engagement, bike retail operations, technical service excellence, e-commerce, distribution & supply chain. With plenty of learnings, we felt its time to take a step back, review our learnings and then jump back into the fray with the same initial goal of impacting cycling in this country.
We will continue to focus and grow from our 1 Bike Shop location in Bangalore where Specialized Bicycles will be our main go-to brand along with other bike brands – Bergamont, Pure Cycles & Surly. We will also grow our e-commerce presence, currently one of the biggest and most trusted cycling e-commerce platform for high-quality cycling bicycles, spares, and accessories.
What Does This Mean for our Customers?
All purchases at the Specialized Concept Store will be supported by our bike shop in Jayanagar. The store has capable Bike Mechanics capable of churning out high levels of service and our Bike Specialists who can assist you on your first bicycle purchase or set you up on a high-end speed machine to hit your riding goals.
We continue to build a strong web presence (bumsonthesaddle.com) with the goal of being able to cater to your every cycling need from the comfort of your home. We would love to continue being your goto bike shop via our bike shop or our e-commerce platform.
BOTS Jayanagar: (+91) 88611 77008
BOTS E-Commerce: (+91) 73497 83178
You can WhatsApp or call us on the above numbers for any assistance.
Thank you for your support thru the years! The only reason we’re in the bicycle business is that we love bikes – owning them, riding them, talking about them and dreaming about them. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for supporting the business.
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service.
I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling.
DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all
CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original
DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix
OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading