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Why sell your bike when you can trade-in? How Certified Pre-Owned works

By Spencer Powlison


Trade-in to try something new

Bike ownership used to be pretty simple. You bought something you liked, rode it for years and years, upgraded components or wheels if you wanted (or needed) something better. Then someday, you try to sell it on Craigslist or eBay and end up haggling to get back a fraction of your investment.

Well, we think that was a little boring and pretty inconvenient.

That's why The Pro's Closet (TPC) offers a new way to own bikes. Really, "ownership" is just temporary, so why ride the same bike year after year? Instead of being locked into a bike that depreciates, becomes outdated, or just feels a bit boring to you, TPC lets you unlock the value of your bike anytime you want to try something different.

The key to this seamless way to upgrade is our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. CPO bikes come with guaranteed buyback pricing for 18 months. That means total transparency so you can use your bike's value to ride something new (to you). 

When you own CPO, you can log-in to your account on at any time to check the trade-in value of your bike. 

Plus, all CPO bikes undergo professional inspection and service — we know you have high standards, and so do we. If you’re ever unsure about a bike, we have a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, so you can buy without risk.

Cyclists out on a ride, getting stoked on CPO bikes

How to trade-in your used bike

Fortunately, even if you don't currently have a CPO bike, you can use your current bike's value to ride something new and enjoy the benefits of CPO.

If your bike has an original retail price of $1,500 or more, we’re interested in buying it to help you fund your new ride. 

It is easy and quick to unlock the value of your old bike. On our Sell/Trade page, you simply log in or create an account, provide some basic information about your bike, submit two photos, and you’ll receive a response with the trade-in value of your bike within one business day. 

The benefits of trade-in with The Pro's Closet

Trading-in for credit with TPC stretches your dollar more than selling your bike to us outright.

When you trade-in your bike for store credit with TPC, we’ll give you an additional 15% credit toward your purchase of a CPO bike (or anything else we sell).

For instance, if our experts appraise your bike's value at $2,000, we’ll give you $2,000 in cash. But if you choose to take store credit with TPC, we'll give you $2,300, which can be used for a CPO bike or any other product on By trading in, you’ll have an extra $300 toward your next purchase.

Plus, when you get that CPO bike, you'll be able to count on the Guaranteed Buyback for your next ride.

Best of all, you don’t have to go through the hassle of selling your old bike in the private market before finally using its value toward a new bike.

If you’re ready to trade-in to get a new Certified Pre-Owned Bike, visit our Sell/Trade page.  

It takes only a few minutes to submit your bike to get a quote!

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