Looking for ideas for a present for a bike lover or need some essential accessories? Drop in and look through our large range.
NEVER RIDE YOUR BIKE WITHOUT A HELMET!
The fit and sizing of your helmet is very important. Different brands can fit slightly differently so it is very important to come into the shop to try on a few different ones before choosing. Wheather you are commuting, racing or just riding your bike for fun we will have a few options/ colours to try.
If you are enjoying your cycling +find yourself spending more and more time on your bike, Bike shoes are a must.
These shoes are specifically designed to keep your foot in the most efficient position to achieve maximum power transfer . With a stiffer sole than trainers, they will also be more comfortable to wear. Brands: Shimano, Giro, Northwave
Note; Bike shoes are normally used with clipless pedals.
Being visable to motorists is obviously very important for your safety. The main areas to consider are clothing and lighting
Clothing: We carry a range of HI Viz clothing in various styles and Mens and Womens fit. Try some on to make sure you feel comfortable (and look good!)
Lighting: LED Technology is constantly improving so lights are getting brighter smaller and more efficient all the time. Some are even rechargeable with USB connection. Drop in and we can show you all the options.
Security. With rampant bike theft in Dublin, the best defence is a good quality bike lock. As a rough guide we recommend to spend 10% of the cost of your bike on o lock. In high risk areas such as Luas stops and City centre some times two locks are required to secure your bike.
Maybe you would like to keep track of your commuting distance for a year or maybe you want to have the full range of data at your finger tips i.e. Speed, distance, average and max speed, time cadence, power and heartrate we keep a range of of different units. Brands: Cateye, Bontrager
When you are exercising you need to constantly top up your energy/ fluid levels. To achieve this efficiently there are products like bars, gels and drinks made by companies like Powerbar, High5, Torq, Cliffbar + Honey stinger that we stock in a range of flavours to suit your taste.
To transport your bike to that weekend away location or day away in the country, a bike rack for your car is the ideal way to transport your bike. Depending on the car you drive(our racks fit 90% of cars) we can fit a rack to suit your needs. Bring your car with you to make sure the rack fits. Brands: Hollywood and Maypole.
If you would like your children not to miss out on all the fun, why not bring them along too? We recommend the child to be 12 months old and up to a max weight of 22kg. Brands: Hamax and Polysport
Lack of tyre pressure is the most common cause of punctures due to the iner tube being pinched on impact with a pothole or stone in the road. You should pump your bike to the correctpressure at least every 2 weeks. This pressure will be printed on the side of your tyre. As a roughguide Mountain bikes 30 to 40PSI. Hybrids 50 to 60PSI and racers 100 to 110PSI.
We have a range of pumps with gauges to show you the correct pressure and also we have emergency pumps that will clip onto your bike. Brands: Kellys, SKS, BBB, and Bontrager.