The Triathlon Swap (Tri Swap) is a great way to purchase or sell gently used triathlon and general cycling gear. Retired cyclist and triathletes ready to unload old equipment, gear hogs looking to clear up space in their garage, and new athletes looking to ease the cost of getting started in the sport will not want to miss this event! The Tri Swap is also our annual store sale, so almost everything in the store is on sale.
Great question! The Tri Swap is conveniently timed near the end of the triathlon season, making it a great time to unload some of the gear you no longer need, and invest that money into some new gear that you really want. We've moved The Swap up 1 month from prior years, so if you are looking to purchase gear there are still plenty of races later in the season to put your new equipment to good use at. We take care of all the marketing, staffing, merchandising, and payment handling. Additionally, we take almost all forms of payment, so potential buyers can use their credit cards which increases the likelihood that your high-end race wheels, triathlon bicycle, mountain bike, and/or other items will sell.
Essentially, we make it really easy on you! All you have to do is drop your gear off at Tri Town, tell us how much you want to sell it for, and we take care of the rest.
We take any sporting equipment that could be used for mountain, road, gravel, or triathlon racing and training. The equipment needs to be in good condition- this is not a junk sale. Road bikes, triathlon bikes, mountain bikes, bike parts/accessories, wetsuits, race wheels, and tires are all great items to sell at the swap. A few important details are listed below:
Option 1: 20% commission on all gear sold. This is taken off the final selling price, not including sales tax. This commission covers all handling of your gear, storing, merchandising, selling, and credit card processing fees.
Option 2: 100% in-store credit. Take the entire sale price of your items as In-Store Credit to use for Tri Town store purchases. This is a great option if you were planning on buying a new bike, wetsuit or any gear in the near future. You can even use your store credit for bike repair, fitting, or coaching services.
You'll find a lot of great things to kickstart your next triathlon training and racing season! In addition to all the great items at the swap, Tri Town will be hosting a store wide sale on most in-stock items. After you've browsed the items on the lot, be sure to check out what is available in the store.
We'll have trained staff on hand to help you make the best purchasing decision for your goals. Basic bike sizing help will be provided, but we will not have the time to conduct bicycle fits during the swap. If you planned on purchasing a bike please come with a good idea of what size works best for you. All used equipment and bicycles are sold sold as is, without warranty, and without our usual included fitting and service warranties. All Tri Town equipment and bicycles are sold with the manufacturer warranty and our standard included services.