The best used bike shops in Toronto offer a useful alternative to fending for yourself on Craigslist. While there’s certainly some premium involved in buying from a store rather than some dude in sweatpants, you tend to get what you pay for. If you know a whole lot about bike maintenance, it probably makes sense to skip the middle man. For those of us, however, who prefer to ride rather than tinker, it’s nice to know that your potential bike has been tuned and inspected by someone who knows what they’re doing. As an added bonus, many of these shops will stand behind the bikes they sell in the event that you encounter problems post-purchase.
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