A review of Cycling Stores in Cape Town – eKomi StarInsights

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Deciding what shop to call home or the best is as essential, or even more important, than whatever you’re buying. Usually, poor customer service, disorganized service, warranty issues, or insufficient stock can quickly turn a regular purchase into a nightmare.

Whether you want to take occasional pleasure rides, commute daily, or ride off-road, you can benefit from today’s eKomi StarInsight report, based on conducting research into the cycling market data and evaluating stores.

eKomi believes rankings and evaluations are crucial to enterprise development, as they typically shape a client’s first impression. Therefore, using rankings and evaluations given by clients via Google Maps, we curated a listing of the top-rated and top-reviewed bicycle shops within Cape Town Metro.

So before you decide what bike or gear you want to purchase, it may be wiser to take your time and determine what cycling shop is the right one to spend your money at.

Industry Overview

Cycling (or biking) is a popular leisure activity and, in many instances, a means of transportation using bicycles. In addition, it is one of the healthiest and low-effect exercise styles, which causes much less stress and accidents than other sports. As a result, this has increased the demand for bicycles, and it is essential for customers to know the best stores to buy from.

South Africa has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past decade, in line with international leisure cycling trends. It is assumed that over a million cyclists are in the country. Consequently, the industry in South Africa is a valuable one.

The SA bicycle retail market, with more than 200 retailers and more than 300 brands, has never looked more healthy than now. Many struggling retailers have been revitalized by the Covid-19-inspired bicycle surge, and discouraged wholesalers have had their spirits raised.

Cape Town is like a small slice of heaven when it comes to spectacular scenery and numerous trails along gorgeous routes simply begging for some two-wheel action. The Mother City host some of the biggest cycling competitions in the world. Because of this, visitors swarm to our nation to participate in them.

Owing much credit to such events, more people continue to be inspired to purchase bicycles for racing, mountain hiking, social rides, mode of transport etc. While riding has always been a great form of transportation and a healthier alternative to car use, many people today enjoy it as a sport and a hobby.

The number of cycling stores has also increased to cater to the needs of the emerging prospects. The statistics show that consumers spend the most per capita on cycling equipment worldwide. Investment on clothes and equipment for other sports in the country is mainly stagnant, whereas cycling spending is continuously rising.

Top-rated bicycle shops in Cape Town

Bicycle Shop


Number of Reviews

East City Cycles 4.9 51
Sportopia Cycles 4.9 22
Darrvin Ebike Concept Store 4.9 10
Woodstock Cycleworks 4.9 63
Rook Cycles 4.8 44
John O’Connor Cycles 4.7 53
Giant Cape Town 4.6 61
Cyclosport 4.5 114
Revolution Cycles 4.4 98
Cycles Direct/Specialized West Coast 4.1 2559


Top-reviewed bicycle shops in Cape Town

Bicycle Shop

Number of Reviews


Cycles Direct/Specialized West Coast 2559 4.1
Cyclosport 114 4.5
Revolution Cycles 98 4.4
Woodstock Cycleworks 63 4.9
Giant Cape Town 61 4.6
John O’Connor Cycles 53 4.7
East City Cycles 51 4.9
Rook Cycles 44 4.8
Sportopia Cycles 22 4.9
Darrvin Ebike Concept Store 10 4.9


At the top of our highest-rated list with 4.9 stars each, East City Cycles, Stortopia Cycles, Darrvin Ebike Concept Store and Woodstock Cycleworks are tied for the top spot and only differentiated in the number of reviews. Their reviews describe them as professionals, providing customers with an enjoyable and efficient experience.

At the top of the list with 2559 reviews, Cycles Direct is hailed for its quality customer service and high-quality bikes. Next on the list with 114 reviews is Cyclosport, known for its spectacular customer service and prices. Finally, with 98 reviews, Revolution Cycles is third on our list, known for its wide selection of bikes and reasonable prices. 

ekomi would like to thank store owners in both categories for their excellent service. Furthermore, we encourage other bicycle stores to contact trustworthy review bodies like ekomi, which competitors in the industry use to improve their digital presence with efficient teams to generate organic reviews. 

The eKomi team provides all bicycle stores with customer satisfaction assessments and a free consultation to determine the level of business growth and accelerate sales development and online footprint.

Check out eKomi’s blog in three months to follow up on our assessment of which Bicycle Stores in Cape Town will be the best and most rated. eKomi urges these businesses not to understate the importance of these reviews.

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