New ski and bike service store opens in Summit Cove
DILLON — A brand new ski and bike store, The Cove Bike & Ski, has opened in Summit Cove. Whereas proprietor Andy Demaline has been working the enterprise out of his storage since 2017, the store formally moved into its new constructing just a few weeks in the past.
Demaline, who moved to Colorado in 2002, mentioned his first job was at a ski and bike store and that he has caught with it ever since. He introduced bike mechanic and ski technician Austin Adams onto his crew final summer time.
“This 12 months, we obtained so busy to the place we type of outgrew the storage and realized that we wanted to get into an area, and the timing labored out that this place turned out there,” Demaline mentioned.
Demaline mentioned he took over a lease Aug. 1 at 40 Cove Blvd., Unit B-1, in Dillon, which is subsequent to the Pour Home and Cala Pub and Restaurant.
Demaline mentioned The Cove Bike & Ski is primarily a service store that takes on all the things from minor repairs up by full overhauls and suspension companies for bikes. Throughout ski season, the store will carry out routine companies like waxes and edge replacements on skis and snowboards in addition to main repairs. The store additionally supplies totally different ranges of tunes for bikes and skis. Whereas retail isn’t the main focus of The Cove Bike & Ski, the store will promote small elements together with tires and brake pads. Some meals gadgets additionally can be found for individuals to take with them on the bike trails or ski slopes.
The Cove Bike & Ski’s specialty is suspension work for bikes. Though bike retailers round city will do bike tunes and different work, Demaline mentioned full overhauls are tougher to search out and that individuals usually need to ship or carry their bikes some place else to be labored on.
Now that it has a storefront, Demaline mentioned The Cove Bike & Ski receives much more foot site visitors and has benefited from the visibility. He famous that the retail facet might be a change for the enterprise, however mentioned it’s enterprise as standard on the service facet with some added legitimacy from the storefront. Demaline mentioned that earlier than the shop, details about his enterprise was unfold by phrase of mouth. Now, he mentioned he’s gaining clients as individuals stroll or drive by. Nonetheless, Demaline mentioned about 99% of his clients are locals.
“We’ve solely been right here for 2 weeks, and I’d say we in all probability have 4 to 5 individuals a day that stroll by. Even those who dwell within the Cove had no concept that I used to be ever in enterprise,” Demaline mentioned.
Adams, who has labored for Demaline for a number of years now together with a earlier gig at Sports activities Authority, mentioned he enjoys taking aside mountain bikes to work on. He famous that with the surge in curiosity in bikes this summer time, the 2 have needed to be on high of ordering elements as a result of some have been laborious to trace down.
Whereas The Cove Bike & Ski remains to be getting established as a service store, Demaline mentioned he can in the end see the store placing out a small fleet of demos for skis and bikes.