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About Us

Your Local Bike Shop

At The Right Gear, our passion is cycling and our goal is to make it accessible to everyone. Located in Concord, North Carolina, we are a truly independent bike shop that specializes in road and mountain bikes. Our focus is on providing exceptional service and ensuring that every customer has a great experience, from the moment they walk through our doors to the moment they ride away on their bike.

We are proud to be a truly independent bike shop, not tied to any one brand or supplier. This allows us to offer a wide range of high-quality bikes and components, tailored to the needs of our customers. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect bike for your needs and to provide expert advice and support throughout your cycling journey.

At The Right Gear, we believe that a great bike should last a lifetime, which is why we offer comprehensive repair and maintenance services. Whether you need a simple tune-up or a major repair, our skilled technicians have the experience and expertise to get you back on your bike as soon as possible.

We are committed to providing an exceptional shopping experience and to building lasting relationships with our customers. If you're looking for a trustworthy, truly independent bike shop in Concord, North Carolina, look no further than The Right Gear.

Founded in 1984

Cabarrus Schwinn 1984

Jim O'Brien and Mick Connelly (referred to as Mr. Connelly) opened Cabarrus Schwinn in 1984 in an old gas station with 37 bikes, 212 tires and a vision. A customer suggested they sell skateboards, which they did and turned a profit starting from the third month. In 1988, Jim attended the USCF Mechanics Seminar in Colorado Springs and formed connections with pro cyclists, leading to more time spent on the road with teams and the formation of the POWRFIT. In 1990, the shop moved to the Cloverleaf Plaza and was renamed The Right Gear, as Jim's team travel increased and product offerings were fine-tuned by dropping and adding lines. Our sizing and fit formulation continued to improve. 

In 1992, Mr. Connolly sold his share to Jim, who continued to work with pro teams and consult with professionals globally. In 2012, the shop moved to its present location on Church Street, attracting cyclists worldwide for Jim's expertise. 

In 2023, Jim handed the shop over to Jason Pressley and Matt Hartman, who aim to expand the product offerings and services. The current brand lineup includes Giant, Pinarello, Santa Cruz, Bianchi, Roll Bikes, Niner, Vaast among others.

The Right Gear Storefront at Night

Why Shop With Us?

From professional bike repair and POWRFIT fitting services to top cycling products at competitive prices, we've got you covered.

Browse Our Bike Selection

Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.