BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Thursday April 5 2012 9:45 AM MT—The research company Leisure Trends is reporting that bike shop sales in February were up 12 percent over the same month in 2011, likely due to warmer weather nationwide this year.
Leisure Trends bases its reports on data from a sampling of retailers.
The company reports that average retail-selling prices bumped up 3 percent and units increased 8 percent over the same month last year. The average bike sold for $885 this February as compared to $817 the same time last year.
Road bike sales shot up 13 percent in the month, according to the report. Twenty-niners sales increased 46 in dollars, while 26-inch sales slid 3 percent. Aftermarket part sales were up 16 percent. Service and rentals jumped 33 percent.