The latest retail prices for motorcycle and bicycle tires are just a drop in the ocean.
For instance, a 700cc bike tire that retails for $890 can now be found for $600 or less on eBay.
And on Amazon, you can find an 800cc motorcycle tire for $2,900.
But if you’re thinking about buying a bicycle tire for your next ride, you’re likely to pay a premium, says Scott Hodge, head of bicycle product marketing at Burt’s Bees.
He says that as a result of inflation, the cost of a new bike tire has increased by $50 over the last year.
“In fact, for the last 10 years, the price of a bicycle bike tire on eBay has increased $50 a year, and the price for a new bicycle bike has increased from $800 to $1,100,” he says.
So what’s driving the increase?
The increase in inflation has led to a boom in the market for bicycle tires.
But there are other factors at play.
Hodge says the boom in bike tires has also coincided with an increase in demand for bike helmets, which are now the most popular product for bicycle riders.
“Bike helmets are more popular, and are more widely available, than a year ago,” he explains.
So, if you’ve already been cycling, or are considering purchasing a bicycle helmet, you might be able to find a better deal online than you would in-store.
“It’s just a matter of where you shop and when you shop,” Hodge says.
“If you’re shopping online, you have to be a little bit more patient and not go into a frenzy and then you end up buying something that is not worth the money,” he adds.
So if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you should get your bike helmet from the best manufacturer in the business, like Burt�s Bees.
“We’ve got our own manufacturing facility and we have a factory in Canada that’s producing the bicycle helmet,” Hinkle says.
“But if we were to go and buy a bike helmet at our store, we would buy it at a wholesale price.”
“We have the best pricing and the best selection of bike helmets on the market,” says Scott.
So if a bike tire is cheaper, why not get your helmet now?