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  1. On 1 February 2021 Specialized Paarl opened its doors to the public in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic. View full article
  2. Set in a converted wine cellar on a working wine and fruit farm the Specialized Paarl store nestles beneath the magnificent backdrop of Paarl mountain. The name Paarl comes from the Dutch, “Parel” for Pearl from the granite outcrop that crests the mountain overlooking the town. Huge glass windows offer panoramic views of the Paarl valley and the Du Toitskloof mountains in the distance, reminding customers of the endless potential for adventure that lies in wait. The store is the brainchild of Paul Neethling and Darren Herbst, who share a vision of a community hub for the town where cyclists and their families feel welcome and are able to relax and spend time together in a comfortable environment. This ethos is the common thread that winds its way through every aspect of the store from the friendly and welcoming staff, to the light, airy retail floor and world-class workshop to the homely feel of Knus Karoo Kitchen next door. Their goal is to offer cyclists a holistic, one-stop experience- from purchase to bike-fit, trail permits, events and a place where the whole family feels welcome. Parents are able to have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at Knus Karoo Kitchen, while the kids enjoy the pump track. Walking into the store, you’ll be welcomed by the experienced and friendly sales team, who are ready to point you in the right direction whether you need specific technical guidance or are just browsing. The spacious workshop and stellar team of mechanics are near at hand, ready to give your bicycle the care it deserves. The Retül Fit room is equipped with a state-of-the art Retül Vantage 3D motion capture fit system, to make sure you are perfectly set up on your bike: comfortable and able to eke out every last watt when you need it. The farm forms part of the Paarl Adventure Trails network and there are over 400km of trails running from the doorstep. The maintenance and development of these trails remains a focus for Darren, and acts as a drawcard for new and existing customers looking for a convenient and safe starting point for their rides. The Hero Legacy project also offers foundation classes every Wednesday to introduce 3 – 12-year old’s to the joy of cycling free of charge on the pump track at the front of the store. These classes serve to bring the local community together and expose youngsters from a range of backgrounds to the basics of bike-riding. The trail network plays host to range of mountain bike and trail running events which draw riders to the area, most notably the recent Paarl MTB Challenge served as SA Marathon Champs, bringing elite athletes from around the country to dice it out for the national jersey. With ample secure parking and easy access from the N1 Highway, Specialized Paarl is perfectly positioned to assist both locals and visiting riders, whether racing or just enjoying the spectacular scenery. If you are passing through the Paarl pop in for a coffee and a chat with Darren and the friendly team. The store is open from 08:00 to 17:30 during the week and from 07:30 to 14:00 on Saturdays and Public Holidays. Specialized Paarl Physical address: Pieter Hugo, Paarl, 7646 (Google map) Telephone: +27 21 036 2800 Instagram: @specializedpaarl Email: info@specializedpaarl.com
  3. Hi Everyone A couple of points and questions . Those of you that follow new shimano di2 development , will know that there is a wireless transmitter to show what gear you are in and your battery percentage on your garmin available to plug into your existing di2 integral or dura ace , and a remote steering fitted shifter that fits onto your handlebars for easy shifting . My question is why are these components not available in South Africa ? I have asked numerous cycle shops to order them but all of their responses are either shimano SA have no clue what I'm talking about or the most common answer is there is no worldwide stock available . Bear in mind I have been trying to order since the launch of these products in 2014 , so no stock available is a nonsense answer , and on speaking to many bike shops , they all say that Shimano SA importers only bring in what they think will sell and will not take special orders . Anyone care to shed some light on this ? Yes i know one can order from the UK or US , but why should we not be able to order legit Shimano components in our own country . Thanks Richard
  4. Hi guys I am coming to SA and will be in JOHANESSBURG for a few days I need some good recommendation for a great cycle shop. I am looking for a MTB 29er dual. Want a shop that can offer me a great service correct fitting and just good business not a yuppie sale but honest passionate people that know there story Any leads appreciated Happy riding
  5. My brother and his family live in Vic Falls and I'm trying to get them into cycling. What a great place to cycle! A little hot, but spectacular!!!!!! Are there any Zim Hubbers? Anyone have any idea about bike shops in Zim? Are there any? Are there any good bike shops in Bots? Kasani?
  6. I'm on the East Rand and have been alternating between taking my mountain bike to Johnson Cycle Works, Ridgeway Cycles and Boksburg Cycle Lab for servicing and repairs. I'm relatively new to biking and have relied on what I hoped would be professional advice and service from these shops, but they've often fallen woefully short of expectations - I won't bore you with the details but it variously involves failing to meet deadlines, not returning phone calls, giving bad advice on what components to buy, etc. Can anyone point me to a cycle shop I can trust for good service and advice, and not someone who's just interested in selling me what they happen to have in stock at the time? I don't mind travelling further afield.
  7. I've been riding for going on 8 yrs right now. I've serviced my bike at many different shops, but most recently I've been using Linden Cycles. Their services have always been great and I can't really complain. Normally when I query things, they are happy to fix it without question and the quality of their workmanship has been fine. They are however a bit out of the way for me AND with them being SO popular, you sometimes need to book like 14 days in advance. This is a bit of a problem if you just quickly want some running repairs done. I then decided to try a shop up the road from me - CycloWorx (Petervale Shopping centre). I was pretty surprised with their approach and it goes a little something like this (sounds I need a soundtrack here): - They don't have a flat rate for a service, they simply charge you PER ITEM that they do. - They also don't carry out ANY WORK until you've given them the go ahead on each item. - They FIRST quote and await your approval. This approach is pretty cool as I have in the past been in a situation where a 500 service turns into a 2000 service, granted we do discuss it, but I don't get a line by line quote before work is completed. I get a brief phone call where I need to make a call there and then without being able to digest it. In any event, I'm picking up the bike today and doing a training ride this arvy. Will reply to this post with how the bike is going (hope it doesn't fall apart, rofl).
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