Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Where's the Best Bike Shop in Sydney?

Home > Sydney > Outdoor | Cycling | Questions
Writer's Answer:
by Katie Mae Kohlbeck (subscribe)
Based in Sydney and enjoys writing about travel, yoga, food and other crafts though not exclusive to these topics. Follow me on Twitter @KatieKohlbeck
Published October 10th 2011
Longer and warmer days are just around the corner, if not here already, so there is no better time to get your bike out of storage or take up cycling.

With more designated cycle lanes around the city, new riders should feel more comfortable and safe cruising around. If you're still unsure, the City of Sydney offers free cycling courses to encourage the public to join the movement.

Cycling to work is a great way to start and end your day. The exercise will get your blood pumping, giving you energy that lasts and serves as a relaxing way to end the day. Plus you might find that you'll cut down on your commute time.

Aside from the commuting aspect biking makes for a great weekend activity. There certainly is no shortage of biking activities around Sydney, some of which are reviewed here at Weekend Notes including Manly Bike Tours, trails at Olympic Park, and more as suggested in the discussion of Sydney's best bike trail.

Interested but not sure where to start and what to buy? You can always pick up a cheap, second hand bike from Gumtree but if you're serious about hitting the trails and commuting by bike, then you may want to visit one of Sydney's cycling shops.

Most know Clarence Street Cyclery, a well-established shop that has been around since 1975 which offers cycling expertise but can be on the pricey side. Also on Clarence Street is MC Cyclery, a newer shop that opened earlier in 2011. My brief experience there was pleasant plus the prices seemed easy on the budget as well.

Over the bridge, Cranks Bike Store is ideal for those working and playing in or around North Sydney. Those on the city fringe have Inner City Cycle close by in Glebe too.

No doubt there are bike shops abound so who do you think is top notch? What bike shops in Sydney have given you fine service and are reasonably priced? Who would you recommend to a new rider in Sydney?

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  36
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Tokyo Bike.
1 Marys Place, Surry Hills
By dm_higham - reader
Friday, 14th of October @ 03:55 am
Balmain Bikes, its actually more near Rozelle.
By melis - reader
Thursday, 13th of October @ 11:06 pm
Trek Bike Store, Rouse Hill
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 11th of October @ 11:25 pm
any of the three bike shops in Church St Parramatta - all are reasonably priced and can give you expert advice; avoid Castle Hill Bike Shop - over-priced and snobby - don't quite know why
By Bob gouyld - senior reviewer
Friday, 14th of October @ 12:10 am
Atelier de Velo in Clarence street, excellent bikes, fantastic service and great coffee. Super friendly energetic staff.
By grego - reader
Thursday, 31st of May @ 07:32 am have a warehouse showroom in Manly. The prices are amazing, even if its not the prettiest of shops.
By james123 - reader
Thursday, 13th of October @ 11:35 pm
Hell on Wheels - Newtown
By tracy7 - reader
Thursday, 13th of October @ 11:58 pm
Durban Cycles in Sutherland
By alcru - reader
Friday, 14th of October @ 12:03 am
Peter Bundy Cycles
Belmore Rd, Riverwood
By richj - reader
Friday, 14th of October @ 07:29 pm
Velofix @ Darling St Rozelle. great knowledgeable service. exactly what you want from your local bike shop
By Anonymous
Monday, 17th of October @ 03:54 am
The best bike shop in Sydney is TREK. Its at Rouse Hill.
By Anonymous
Monday, 17th of October @ 09:46 pm
I like Bike Hub on Kent Street in the. I picked up a real bargain there and great service too!
By Jacqu - reader
Monday, 17th of October @ 11:30 pm
These guys, no question:
By timbo1 - reader
Wednesday, 19th of October @ 11:34 am
Balmain Bikes on Darling Street in Balmain. Friendly guys, very knowledgable and good service.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 25th of October @ 05:04 am

european classic bikes for urban commuting
By jellyware - reader
Sunday, 9th of June @ 06:35 am

More Sydney articles
Articles from other cities
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles