Mountain bike shops are special places. It all revolves around the local bike shop (LBS), even with online bike shops, nothing beats a visit to the LBS. Every MTB store has its own unique character and characters who work (live) in them. Your local bike shop is the source of all your MTB spares, latest bike info, cycling kit and all the accessories. Its also great to find local MTB trails, people to ride with and have coffee. And, a break from work, place to hang out, bike maintenance and best of all, a place to spend your hard earned cash. South Africa has some great cycle retailers with passionate people behind their counters. The rider owned stores are the best because they know what they are selling. They often have first hand experience with the products that they stock.
The mountain bike parts and bikes stocked by the bike shops are supplied via local agents, distributors or importers. They represent their principles the major mountain bike companies and suppliers from overseas. They are there to provide local knowledge and support for the international brands. With the growth of mountain biking there has been a growing number of international bike brands and products available in SA.
Online Shopping in South Africa is a contentious issue especially when it involves importing from US and Europe. But that’s life and a result of globalisation and made possible by the internet. Shopping for bike parts online has its advantages and disadvantages It can save quite a bit of money or cost you in the long run. Getting mountain bike parts is usually quite cost effective because there are no import duties and shipping is often reasonable. However if you want to buy mountain bikes it will be a bit more expensive due to import duties on complete bikes.
Online Bike Shops
BuyCycle is a South African based online cycling store and as such works with the most reputable and accredited local suppliers and/or manufacturers to bring best possible deals!
CWC or Chris Willemse Cycles is probably the biggest online bike store in South Africa, you can expect great deals, good selection and great service.
Leading specialist bike shop based in the Swartland, cater to cyclists looking for quality on road and off road bikes, apparel, accessories and equipment.
Offer excellent quality cycling products at affordable prices. They design, develop and manufacture their own products including, drivetrain, steering and wheel components.
Chain Reaction Cycles
Europe’s largest Online Bike store – Buy Online. These guys have a great selection and good prices, delivery is usually within about a week or two.
This is large UK online store that also has a network of bike shops in the UK. So you get convenience and choice of online shopping with the service of dealing with cycling experts in-store.
Online supplier for mountain bike parts and accessories is the USA.
Sole importers and distributors of SINTESI , 991, FRM, WOLF Components and Novatec. EVOBIKES supplies these brands direct to the public.
The online bikestore version of the popular large chain of cycling stores.
Mountain Bike Shops
A young vibrant Mountain Bike shop located in the heart of Greenside Johannesburg, authorized retailers for Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes and Giant Bicycles and exclusive agents for Electra Bicycles in South Africa.
Epic Sports Cycles
South African cycling retailer based in Centurion, stocking top brands such as Cannondale, GT, Scott, Schwinn, Momsen, Mongoose, Magura, GoPro, Rudi, MucOff and many others.
Bike shop in northern suburbs of Johannesburg owned by Alex Pavlov. Specialize in a full range of road and MTB bikes and cater for all levels.
BikeBay is dedicated to assisting the individual cyclist to successfully buy and sell used bikes and equipment in a simple and cost effective way. The business has a showroom based in Sandton, Gauteng, and the electronic listing service will be mailed out on a national basis.
West Rand Cycles
The epitomy of an LBS where you get honest advice and good service. With the backing from Specialized they offer more than ever.
Kayalami Pro Cycles
Not actually in Kayalami, but rather in Voortrekker road in Alberton
A good LBS, located in Halfway House, run by Anton Bosman a keen mountain biker himself. Anton is always keen to help out and up to date with the latest in mountain biking.
Bruce Reyneke Cycles
Bruces is an establishment in Pretoria. Stocking the big brands and offering expert service.
An establishment in the southern suburbs they offer good old-fashioned service with the industry’s latest, most up-to-date technical support.
Manic Cycles in Franschhoek is owned and run buy well know local mountain biker Geddan Ruddock. They stock and sell mountain bikes as well as provide servicing, bike rentals in Franschhoek and offer regular rides.
The Cycle Factory Store
The Cycle Factory is the first shop in South Africa to offer bicycles, accessories and clothing in a factory store environment. They are able to keep our overheads at a minimum, offering a vast selection of top brands at low prices. Located in Montague Gardens near Century City
You will find them at the Somerset Mall in Somerset West under the guidance of Petie Viljoen where you are guaranteed to get excellent service at affordable prices. They also have an online shop on their website.
Knysna Cycle Works
No trip to Knysna would be complete without popping in at Knysna Cycle Works. It is a small store with a lot of passion located in one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in South Africa. They pride themselves on their professional and capable workshop.
KwaZulu Natal’s largest independent cycle dealer. Stocks all makes of local and many international bikes, spares, accessories, clothing, shoes etc for both amateur and professional cyclists, all at competitive prices.
Pietermaritzburg bike shop very active in the local mountain bike racing scene.
Leighs Cycle Centre
The Leigh’s Cycle Centre team live and breathe the art of cycling. Leigh, Susan and their staff are all more than willing to share their wealth of experience.
Greg Minnaar Cycles
Run by Gregs parents Jackie and Jeff, they have maintained a high level of service to the strong and tight-knit cycling community of Pietermaritzburg.
A well establish cycle shop in Port Elizabeth, offering the finest quality and individualized service at the best price. Coimbra Cycles has been in business for over 30 years now.
The Bike Shop
Professional Bike Store in Plettenberg Bay owned and run by Kevin and Leon Evans, and right hand man Grant Andrews.
Cyclo Pro is one of Port Elizabeth’s largest cycle outlets and is currently agents for, amongst others: Cannondale, Schwinn, Raleigh, Orbea, GT, Mongoose. All staff are actively involved in some form of cycling. The shop has a friendly family atmosphere and has a wide range of specialised tools sourced for the benefit of the discerning home tool owner, an aspect not often offered.