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#1 Charvel

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:03

I'm in the market for some MTB equipment, but I would like to find out which cycle shops in Gauteng you would recommend based on good service and good price?


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:44



In no particular order:

Finish Line Cycles in Kempton Park, for GT, Mongoose and Bianchi (probably can do more), speak to Arthur
Linden Cycles, I think Janine is the ladies name
Northcliff Cycles for Felt, speak to Alex

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:00

For Price and Friendliness - Morningside Cycles
For Servicing and Price - Tony Impey Cycles

For a Deal Call Jacque at Eagle Canyon Cycles


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:12

South - Just Cycles (Alberton) 011-869-0646
North - Summit Cycles (Midrand) 011-315-8311 (MTB is Ant's game!)

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#5 spano

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:15

Fritz Pienaar Cycles...



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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:33

Northcliff Cycles - Alex always goes out of his way to help!
 

Summit Cycles - Anton is super cool! Thumbs%20Up

 

both of them are mtb'ers themselves so know the game!

 

 


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:34

LOCAL IS LEKKER. FIND A SHOP CLOSE TO WHERE YOU STAY THEN ENQUIRE HOW THERE SERVICE AND PRICE COMPARES.THEN WORK YOUR WAY OUT.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:57

Its really all about relationships and having a shop which understands your needs.
 

I know my LBS may not always be the cheapest for stuff, and certain non technical components you get from bigger guys like cajees and the lab if they are cheaper. your LBS gnenerally matches their price if you request.

 

Know your bike shop well, and have a good understanding with them, about your requiremnets.

 

that would be my final word.

 

My LBS has been mentioned in the list above, so no need to repeat.  


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:06

Northcliff Cycles are the best. I dunno how their prices compare, but the service is excellent. And the atmosphere is always great in the shop...
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:33

In addition to those already mentioned, Dunkeld Cycles and Mike's Bikes in Greenside. barrykm2008-12-29 13:33:34

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:55

+1 for Mike's Bikes. Not the cheapest, but they really know their product when it comes to MTB. They're the only shop that gets to touch my bike for servicing, and I also don't shop anywhere else anymore. They treat the customers so well, and know their product so well, that the little bit extra you pay is justified.




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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:29

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They even have Nancy Drew's CS 200 mount she was looking for

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:52

Cycle boys (glen)

finish line (arthur)

northcliff cycles (alex)

linden cycles (Janine i think)

cycle hub (wendel)



so far all of these shops have been really great to walk into and always have great service



see which one is closest and get to know them i am sure they will all be more than willing to help!!!
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#14 Charvel

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:09

Thanks guys! I appreciate the help! I will do just that and find a spot closest to me. 

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:21

You will not find a shop in SA that has "good" prices. Some might be better then others but never good and forget about great.
 

So it comes down to service.

 

Mike's Bikes (closed untill 5th of Jan)

Northcliff Cycles

Westrand Cycles

 

And that is basically the only ones I would recommend. All the others are either understaffed or have little kids trying to help you.

 

 

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#16 Charvel

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:27

Thanks mampara

Yeah, I'm looking for a LBS that will provide me with expertise and good service, but at the same time won't rip me off with price. I do know that you generally won't find a shop with great prices.

But there are some names that keep reappearing it seems ;) So that helps tremendously!