I’ve been lurking around checking out this blog for a little while. I never have posted before. This seems a good time to ask something that I’ve been wondering about so I’m here’s my first post.
I have been into the store. Good looking store too, BTW. From being in the store and reading this blog, I get the impression this whole thing is sort of new or under new management or something. I was wondering if it’s possible to ask for a little introduction from NCC, just something explaining more about the store, some background, what you cater too, etc.
I’m not new to cycling but in the past my bicycling was confined to some rural road riding, the bike paths and a bit of trail riding in a few spots. I discovered more single track and touring along with bikepacking recently which brought me into NCC in the first place. I was looking for a Fargo.
The bike shops around me don’t carry much that lends to my style of riding. So I shop online a lot but I did see that NCC seems to carry a better selection of equipment and product than most shops during my visit so I’m very interested in where your likes and dislikes are since that will determine what you carry. I hope to visit the store more often once the weather breaks.
There is a brief history of NCC on our website, but it’s only the beginning of the story.
Over the last few years, we’ve started taking care of more and more touring cyclists. As riders, we are interested in day-to-day riding, short tours, and utility aspect of cycling. That’s how it began, really. I bought a LHT about 4 years ago, loved it, talked about it, and sold a few because of it. That has snowballed into being a top dealer of Surly. Not many people take the Surly and Salsa brands seriously, but we do (as much as you should, I guess) and stock their products confidently.
We do what we can as a small shop. We cater mostly to the family riders here in the DeKalb county, but we really enjoy helping people take on adventures by bicycle, too. We stock what we can to give you a good idea of what is out there and we try to make it as easy as possible to get everything you need in one place.
I hope that explains a little more about who we are.
Thanks all, for the info and the invites. I plan to stop in real soon. I think NCC might be the place I’m looking for. I’m more of that family rider type I guess, although I love running around on single track, bike paths, roads…pretty much just like to ride. I’m not a roadie though, not into spandex and probably not your typical looking rider. I just surprise y’all when I stop in and sample the expresso.