There's no denying Sydney's cycling scene has flourished in the last few years—fixies, racers and the casual cruisers—two wheels have become 'the' Sydney accessory. And with the introduction of bike lanes across our winding and meandering city streets, it's time to get involved folks.
So, whether you're a racing enthusiast or daily commuter, we've tracked down 9 of Sydney's best bike shops . . . just riding along on my pushbike honey.
Clarence St Cyclery | CBD
A destination for serious bike fetishists, Clarence St Cyclery has been in the business of bikes for almost 40 years and is currently the largest retailer in Australia of Trek Bicycles and women specific bicycles, clothing and accessories. With over 150 different models of bikes on display, and a bike to suit every style of rider—cycling fanatics will feel spoilt for choice. There is also on-site servicing, free maintainer courses, and a cycle club with Club Rides every Wednesday and Sunday morning.
Velofix | Rozelle
A full-blown bicycle service centre, Velofix stocks high-grade bicycles via Specialized and Rivet, as well as offering custom builds to your specifications. This is certainly a destination for the serious rider, however, if you're looking to improve your skills, Velofix provides one of Sydney's best spin classes utilising Wattbikes to deliver an authentic cycling feel. To top it all off, there's also a range of comfortable yet stylish clothing, including Velofix branded Capo.
Atelier de Velo | CBD
A bicycle workshop-cum-espresso bar, Atelier de Vélo combines two of Sydney's greatest love affairs. Its specialises in high-end Italian and German road bikes, and the collection spans Bianchi, Wilier, Focus, Pivot, Peugeot and Cervélo as well as a line of attractive cycling apparel, parts and accessories. Stop in for a perfectly brewed coffee (courtesy of Mecca beans) and a browse through one of Sydney's best bike shops.
Woolys Wheels | Paddington
One of Sydney's most established bike shops, Woolys Wheels stocks an extensive range of bicycles including Giant, Specialized, Globe, Shimano mountain bikes as well as Tern folding bicycles and BYK kid's bikes. Within its depths you'll also find a state-of-the-art workshop, with fast and friendly service. Of note is the beautiful collection of Brooks' leather saddles—where comfort meets class!
King Street Cyclery | Newtown and Marrickville
Attracting cycling enthusiasts citywide, King Street Cyclery stocks all the latest products and gadgets, and provides a well-equipped workshop with top-notch mechanics. Commuter bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, fixies, folder bikes, children's bikes and BMX—King Street Cyclery has it all!
Le Spit Cyclery | Mosman
Undeniably one of Sydney's best bike shops north side, Le Spit Cyclery is home to renowned brands such as Bianchi, Cannondale, Gios, Merida, Mongoose, Pinarello and Santa Cruz, as well as an on-site workshop. Whether you ride for fun or fitness, you'll find the right bike for you.
Tokyobike | Surry Hills
Housed within the historic Paramount Building in Surry Hills, tokyobike specialises in bicycles for city riding with a focus on speed and lightness. Founded in the Tokyo suburb of Yanaka, tokyobikes bicycles possess a beautiful aesthetic and come in a range of colours, perfect for the more style-conscious of cyclists. Be sure to check out its gorgeous range of leather accessories.
Papillionaire | Redfern
With a timeless yet casual aesthetic, Papillionaire bikes are designed to fit in with everyday life—whether you're suited up and riding to work, popping down to the corner store, or riding to the beach in flip-flops. These lovely cycling specimens are completely customisable to suit your personal style (with your choice of gears, colours and add-ons) and are built to last a lifetime. At the Redfern outpost you'll also find a gorgeous collection of accessories; including helmets, baskets, backpacks and panniers.
Omafiets | Marrickville
You can trust the Dutch when it comes to design style! Offering high-quality Dutch bicycles both new and secondhand, imported straight from the Netherlands, Omafiets is a must on your best of best bike shop hit list in Sydney. Omafiets bicycles are easy to ride and made to last.
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