Had an opportunity to take a walk through our local Canadian Tire Bike Dept. and what I found actually surprised me. It wasn’t what you think, their bikes are not getting better, but they are getting more expensive and when you compare to the offerings of an actual bike shop they are really expensive.

Here are a couple of examples that are in stock at CTC and what are our best sellers in that category. Keep in mind that CTC gives no after sale service, does not include FREE tune ups and does not have a Certified Bicycle Mechanic doing the assembly.

CCM Trail Head 27.5 - $649.99

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27.5 wheels

Shimano 21 speed

Offered in one size only

 

 

 

 

 

Opus Flux $649.99

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27.5 wheels

Hydraulic disc brakes

Offered in 4 frame sizes

Comes with a Life Time Service Program

 

 

 

Schwinn GTX-2 Hybrid - $549.99

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700C wheels

Shimano 21 speed

Offered in one size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opus Mondano 1.0 - $649.99 (the 2.0 would be a closer match but not one we stock)

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700C wheels

Shimano 24 speed

Easy step through frame

Offered in 3 frame sizes

Comes with a Life Time Service Program

 

 

So there you have the comparison, you decide.